How you can help Melbourne’s bars through third lockdown

Whisky and Alement Credit James Morgan

While Victorians hope for good news tomorrow that the five-day lockdown will come to an end, we can all do our bit and help the state’s bars make it through this third lockdown within 12 months.

One of the simplest ways to help is through buying gift vouchers which can then be used once the bars re-open. These give venues much needed cashflow, especially having missed the bumper weekend of Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.

Yesterday Whisky & Alement launched a virtual event and a new collection from independent better Hidden Spirits via its online shop.

Virtual Event: The Entire Liquid Treasures ‘Living World’ Collection, presented by Vincent Löhn. The venue’s importing arm Independent Whisky Company is now the official Australian importer of Liquid Treasures.

The bar is posting tasting packs Australia-wide so anyone in Australia can get involved in this virtual whisky tasting live from Limbury, Germany and hosted by Whisky & Alement’s Miranda Lidgerwood and Julian White.

Online Shop: The newest collection by Italian independent bottler Hidden Spirits has just landed in Australia. Also imported by Indie Whisky Co., Hidden Spirits is only available in very small quantities, it’s beautiful artwork and always top quality whisky makes it one of our most popular imports. Customers can shop here and select NEW! Hidden Spirits for the collection.

HS also released their first collection titled ‘The Seekers’ this month, however only two sets were allocated to Australia. One set has already sold to a private collector and the second is reserved for three intimate tastings at Melbourne Whisky Room next week.

Here’s how you can help some of the cities other bars:

  • Above Board – takeaway cocktails available for pick-up on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Bad Frankie – gift vouchers available.
  • Bar Americano – a range of bottled cocktails available nationwide
  • Bar Liberty – gift vouchers available
  • Beneath Driver Lane – a range of bottled cocktails available nationwide
  • Black Pearl – a range of bottled cocktails and gift vouchers available nationwide
  • Byrdi – a range of bottled cocktails and spirits available nationwide
  • Ends and Means – canned cocktails available, merch coming soon
  • Harley House – bar merch on offer
  • Hospo Threads – sells Merch and lists venues across Australia, including plenty in Melbourne
  • Mr West – the Footscray bar and bottle shop has beer, wine and cocktails available for delivery nationally.
  • Old Palm Liquor – Food delivery available locally, wine delivery nationwide, vouchers also available.
  • Romeo Lane – packaged cocktails and gift vouchers
  • The Everleigh Bottling Co – Bottled cocktails, gift sets and cocktail glassware
  • The Moon – wine delivery and vouchers available.
  • Union Electric – coffee, beer, wine and spritz available from sister venue, Bell St Coffee and Spritz in Fitzroy
  • Whisky and Alement – Drams, spirits, Boilermakers, gift packs and vouchers
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