Australian Whisky Master Class.


Our whisky Master Class is a fun way to get to know distillers' production and distilling methods as well as learn and taste the variety of Australian whiskies on offer.

By the end of the class you will be able to talk about key distillers in Australia, the different type of whiskies and name your favourite.

Australian craft spirits have been becoming increasingly popular in the last couple of years with a range of premium local whiskies, gins and other spirits being released to the market.

About Bad Frankie

Bad Frankie is a cocktail and jaffle bar specialising in Australian spirits including whisky.

All workshops are hosted by the owner, Seb, or one of our qualified bartenders. Private bookings are available with a minimum of 6 people on Tuesdays and Wednesday, evenings and Saturday afternoons.

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What you will learn
  • The sordid history of Australia spirits, current producers and distillers and their production approaches
  • Ways to taste and drink whisky as well as what to look for in a whisky
  • The distinctive flavour profiles of craft Australian Whiskies.
What you will get
  • Welcome local craft beer
  • A Bad Frankie signature jaffle (toasted sandwich)
  • 5 tasters of Australian craft Whiskies
  • 2 hours with Seb to learn about the history, distillers and whiskies of Australia
  • Hopefully a new appreciation and love for whisky!

What to bring
  • Just yourself and a thirst for whisky and knowledge
What to wear

Whatever you would wear normally to a whisky bar


Bad Frankie

Vendor since 2015

Bad Frankie is an Australian-inspired local spirits and jaffle bar located in Fitzroy, Melbourne. It serves a range of Australian spirits, wines, beers, ciders and a selection of delicious jaffles.

Want to learn more about our marvellous Australian spirits? Join a Bad Frankie Master Class!

Who is Bad Frankie?

Bad Frankie is named after the infamous Governor of Van Diemen’s Land, John Franklin, who outlawed small pot stills in the early 19th Century. Unfortunately, this law was written into national law when the country was federated.

It wasn’t until 150 years later when the ‘grandfather of Australian spirits’ Bill Lark overturned the law and had started to produce his own whisky. From Bill, the industry has expanded exponentially and continues to do so into a range of Australian spirits, whiskey, gin, vodka, liqueurs and so on.

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19 March 2018 • Australian Whisky Master Class.

A great way to spend an afternoon! Seb is extremely knowledgeable and welcoming. Would do it again.


20 January 2018 • Australian Whisky Master Class.

Such a great way to spend an afternoon! Seb was welcoming and friendly, full of knowledge and happy to sit down & have a chat afterwards. And the jam doughnut jaffle..... Whiskey was pretty great too ;)! Highly recommend this.

Jean Francois

15 January 2018 • Australian Whisky Master Class.

The Australian whisky masterclass was so fun and so informative - I got it as a Christmas present for me and a friend and while he knew more about whisky than I did, it was interesting how it was made and how Australian distillers are still perfecting their craft. Thank you Seb! PS. The jaffles were a delight as well :)

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