The Whisky Social

The Whisky Social is a place where you can confidently connect with the wonderful world of whisky. Whether you want to learn something new, or you’re already an expert, you’ll be right at home in our community of whisky lovers.

Interesting. Open-minded. Adventurous. Curious. That’s who we are.
Great whisky is nothing if it’s not paired with great conversations.
Whisky ties in with so much: history, science, innovation…it goes on!
Everyone is different. The only way to find your taste is to indulge in exploration.

What we do


We hold regular whisky focussed events in Melbourne. Whether it be having fun or learning something new. There’s an event to suit everyone. We can also provide you with everything you need to host your very own whisky event.


We are passionate about teaching people about whisky in an open and accessible way. There are no whisky wankers in here. We provide content and courses for people wanting to learn more about whisky, from total newbs to nerds.


Discover regular content and stay up to date on the latest news from the world of whisky. From new products you need to try, distilleries you should know about or new emerging whisky regions to visit. If it’s worth knowing, you’ll find it here.

What our whisky explorers have to say…
Chanie H.
“Yummy and stimulating.

I’ve learned a lot, tried heaps of great new whiskies and meet fascinating people every time.”

John C.
“Some cracking Islay offerings last night and some great stand-ups by you and your on-hand celeb team.
I also met some interesting people!”
Victoria C.
PhD Candidate
“I love the conversations I get into at The Whisky Social. You come to flirt with the worldly whiskies you would never find and you leave with a new tribe of feisty ambitious types.”
Some of our events
Whisky Heretics
This is a night to celebrate the mad scientists of the whisky world. If everybody stopped when they were told, “You can’t do that.” we wouldn’t have much of the fantastic whisky we do today!
Frisky Whisky
We believe strongly that sharing whisky should be a full-sensory experience. That’s why we sometimes team up with the fantastic Ms. Sophie de Lightful and her talented troupe of cabaret performers. These nights weave a story around five whiskies and five acts that come together to both enrapture as well as educate.
Women in Whisky
This is an evening to raise our glasses to some of the talented, daring and all-around awesome women in the whisky industry, past, present and future. It has never been a man’s world. Both making and drinking whisky brings people from all gender identities together.
All About Islay
If there is one place in this world that is as mythical and important to the history and future of whisky it is Scotland. One place, in particular, sorts out the diehards from the social Scotch sippers: Islay. This is an evening to celebrate everything that makes this place so special.
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Melbourne, VIC Australia

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