ST. ALi x Starward
Starward take over ST. ALi former Smalls Bar with bespoke menu and drinks during Port Melbourne refurbishment.
Starward are the new kids on ST. ALi’s block, temporarily relocating our Port Melbourne based Distillery from the 8th of February to begin an exciting distillery overhaul in order to meet the growing global demand for our whisky.
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder as Melbourne’s favourite couple reunite stronger than ever, with Starward relocating to ST. ALi’s former Smalls Bar in South Melbourne from February 8th, 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 Whisky x ST. ALi
20 Yarra Pl, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Pop Up Opening Hours:
Wed | 6.30pm – 9pm
Thurs | 3pm – 9pm
Fri, Sat & Sun | 12pm – 9pm
Starward’s postcode may have temporarily changed from 3207 to 3205 but the Mini Masterclasses is still serving up the finest whisky knowledge in the new laid back location or be greeted on arrival with a smooth, easy-drinking Two-Fold & Tonic – Starward’s fresh twist on a G&T as you partake in their Cocktail Classes 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. 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 birds-eye view of the Distillery.
Starward staff will be operating the pop up at Smalls Bar and serving drinks from brunch through to evening service.