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1806 Cocktail Competition

There’s quite a few cocktail competitions held around town – and the globe – for professional bartenders. Not so many for we at-home mixologists. 1806 recognised this and handed over the shakers to drinkers as part of their 5th birthday celebrations recently. Five concoctions submitted by regulars we put to […]

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An invitation: 1806 book launch

Anyone who has spent much time flipping through the chronological cocktail menu at 1806 would realise it is possibly the best way in which to garner an education in history. Ever striving to stay true to classic recipes, the bar has published their very first book; “World History as Seen Through […]

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Upcoming Events | June 2018

Here are the top 10 drinkable things to do in Melbourne this June… Scents of Place Gin Palace debuts gin lunches as a celebration of Australian botanicals. Very rare tickets are still available for June’s events doing double duty for Good Food Month featuring the distilleries Southern Wild, Alchemy and […]

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Upcoming Events | February 2018

Don’t waste the last month of summer. Here are our tips for the best craft spirits, bar and cocktail related events around Melbourne… — 1. Bibelot x Starward It might be love at first taste. The dessert maestros of Bibelot are being joined by the whisky whizzes from Starward for […]

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Bar News | December 2017

We’re wrapping up all the news that fit to drink from the past month into sippable portions… — Congratulations to Surrey Hills’ The Dolphin Hotel (pictured, above) – designed George Livissianis – for scooping up the ‘Best Bar Design’ title at the 2017 Eat Drink Design Awards. Nods also to […]

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Upcoming Events: March 2017

Avoid the green beer, there’s a whole lot of (way better) whiskey to be had this St Patrick’s Day. Find out where to celebrate the day and drink, plus a few of our other favourite non-whiskey March events in Melbourne below. — First up on the whisk(e)y train is The […]

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Oysters with Lagavulin Whisky and Chardonnay Mignonette

Imagine fresh, briny oysters paired with smokey whisky to take your next Spring/Summer backyard gathering or Friday night wind-down to the next level. Sometime 1806 chef Nuno Gabriel developed this stellar recipe for Lagavulin distillery’s 200th anniversary celebrations and the release of their limited edition 8 year old whisky in […]

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The DrinkMelbourne Guide to Good Beer Week 2016

Mead. Moonshine. Whiskey. Tequila. Cocktails. Good Beer Week 2016 will surprise you with what on offer rather than hops and froth. Here’s our guide to this year’s beer festival for spirits aficionados. — 1. Wilfred’s Bar (the sometimes open bar above The Local Taphouse) has teamed up with Garage Project’s head […]

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