It’s the collaboration you didn’t know you needed – with the very best from the world of Whisky and Coffee coming together for one very special pop up.

Award-winning Australian whisky producers, Starward are the new kids on ST. ALi’s block, temporarily relocating their Port Melbourne based distillery from the 8th February to begin their exciting overhaul in order to meet the growing global demand for its whisky.

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder as Melbourne’s favourite couple reunite stronger than ever, with Starward relocating to the former ST. ALi Smalls Bar in South Melbourne offering a bespoke menu of food and drinks including six specially developed cocktail recipes curated in collaboration with the ST. ALi team.

Experience the ‘Espresso not Martini’ combining Starward Two-Fold with ST. ALi cold brew coffee or the mouth-watering cocktail named ‘Coco-nuts’ featuring ST. ALi’s cold drip coffee, coconut cream, bespoke syrup and Two-Fold whisky.

Starward’s postcode may have temporarily changed from 3207 to 3205 but their mini masterclasses are still serving up the finest whisky knowledge in their new laid-back location and greeting guests with a smooth, easy-drinking Two-Fold & Tonic – Starward’s fresh twist on a G&T as they partake in a cocktail class available every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9:00pm.

Commenting on the re-homing and pop up, Starward Founder, David Vitale says:

“As the third evolution of the Starward Distillery, the revamp signifies an exciting period for us as we prepare to meet the continuing demands for our whiskies. Like we pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries of what whisky can be, ST. ALi has been foundational in defining specialty coffee in Melbourne and continues to challenge the status quo. We’re thrilled to be able to partner with such a like-minded brand such as ST. ALi during this time and are looking forward to welcoming customers to our temporary home.”

Innovative leader of ST. ALi and disruptive entrepreneur Salvatore Malatesta says:

“Starward Whisky is delicious and audacious, two-character traits we hold dear to our hearts. We share an uncompromising commitment to quality and have tried and tested numerous coffee and whisky combinations to produce bold, daring and delicious drinks that equally capture who we both are.”

The Distillery refurbishment, due to be completed in mid-April, comes as the demand for Starward continues to grow, both locally and globally.

To support this growth, the multi-million-dollar investment will significantly expand production capacity, provide a stimulating new floor layout as well as offer new tour experiences with elevated viewing platforms for a birdseye view of the Distillery. Starward staff will be operating the pop up at Smalls Bar and serving drinks from brunch through to evening service.

Starward Whisky ST. ALi Pop Up Opening Hours:

Address: 20 Yarra Pl, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Wed: 6.30pm – 9pm
Thurs: 3pm – 9pm
Fri, Sat & Sun: 12pm – 9pm

Want to take advantage of the masterclasses? (Let’s face it who doesn’t)

Here are the details:

Starward Whisky cocktail classes ($50) — Book here

Starward Whisky mini masterclasses ($85) — Book here