Saturday, May 20 is all about paying homage to the classy bevo that is whisky. Much like the remaining 364 days of the year, whisky lovers will raise a glass in celebration of the liquid’s roots and heritage, while popping the corks on a number of special releases and limited edition drops.

We’ve put together a list of where you can celebrate World Whisky Day and ponder over for the rest of the week – because come Saturday, it’s all about the water of life.


Head to Starward Distillery in Port Melbourne for one big whisky party. Sample worldly whisky flights and small batch expressions from their own distillery. You’ll also get the chance to fill up your own bottle straight from the barrel.

Fancy Hanks food truck will also be parked on site for the day serving up some lip-smackingly good burgers and fries to fill hungry bellies.

Starward Distillery
50 Bertie Avenue
Port Melbourne
Fri & Sat: 12pm-10pm, Sun: 12pm-8pm


Tokyo Bird is well-known by locals as being a top destination for Japanese whisky. To celebrate World Whisky Day, the team will have some incredible flights on offe matched with a specially curated menu for their third year running this always popular event.

Tokyo Bird
2/226-228 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills
Sat: 1pm-11:45pm


Do you want expand on your whisky knowledge? Join The Flying Cock team as they showcase an amazing array of whiskies from around the globe. This is a free event with food and drinks on arrival showcasing award winning blends from all around and presented by representatives from the distilleries themselves in a fun, interactive and educational format followed by a live cocktail presentation from some of Australia’s industry leaders who will be demonstrating techniques and cocktails from around the globe highlighting the most up to date trends and flavours.

The Flying Cock
388 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Sat: 12pm-3pm


It was hard to pick just one event from Tasmania, the home of goooood Aussie whisky.

Redlands Distillery and the Scotch Malt Whisky Society are excited to bring you a degustation dinner at the historic Dysart House. Five expertly paired, very rare and hand-picked single cask, cask strength expressions with the delicacies of five corresponding dishes created by renowned Tasmanian chef Waji Spiby. A once in a lifetime opportunity, including a tasting of a Redlands Distillery special release. Transport from Hobart centre included.

Redlands Disillery
26 Main Street