Start in Fitzroy with Japanese drams at Elysian Whisky Bar. Then make your way into the city to Beneath Driver Lane for tastings in a former money vault – arrive from Fitzroy by taxi, or combine the 11 tram to Collins Street with a walk or tram along Elizabeth Street. Next up is handsome Boilermaker House, where 850 whisky bottles gleam above the bar. The choice is just as alluring at cosy Whisky and Alement and its upstairs sibling, Melbourne Whisky Room. Classy cocktail bar 1806 has a soft spot for whisky, with options for flights. Duck down Malthouse Lane to Eau De Vie, where the passion for whisky runs deep, then head to Whisky Den where the friendly waiters love chatting about the stuff.

To round off your whisky wander, book in for a tour and tasting at dynamic Starward Distillery, where you can follow the production process all the way from grain silo to your glass. You'll need to hop in a cab to get there.

4km plus cab to Starward