Pompous free, Sydney based whiskey club. We aren't whiskey snobs, we just love drinking the stuff and create reasons throughout the year to do it.

A whiskey club based at The Wild Rover in Sydney, Australia.



about us

The Whiskey Co-Operative brings together people who share a liking to the dram. It's not made up of snooty, pompous uptight folk as we consider drinking the dram as fun, informative and enjoyed most with others. We host events, tastings, private parties and have a bloody good time doing it.

It was established in 2014 at The Wild Rover in Surry Hills, Sydney. Having 200+ whiskies on the shelf and a growing number of regulars downing them, the club was created to keep record of the ones they had thrown back and to bring people together to learn about the spirit the bar loves by hosting a tasting once a month. Basically, it became a great excuse to drink on a Monday night. Only members are invited to attend.

Since it's humble beginnings, we now collaborate with whiskey suppliers and producers throughout the year to showcase how it can be paired with culinary delights in one-off events.

The success of events such as 'WHISKY & CHEESE with The Stinking Bishops', 'The Balvenie Whisky Dinner' at Wilhelmina's and 'WHISKY & CHOCOLATE' with Lixie Chocolaterie, we're excited to partner up with other local Sydney producers to bring tasty whisky events to life. While these events are open to the public, members are given first opportunity to book.

We aren't whiskey snobs - we just love drinking the stuff and create reasons throughout the year to do it.






Held on a Monday evening each month, we invite personalities working in the whisky industry to share some of their favourite drams for a tasting upstairs at The Wild Rover.

Master Distillers, distillery managers, brand ambassadors and even a Master Cooper have graced the floor of the whisky club. The tastings are casual, non-pompous and informative with each host sharing their experience on how they came to love whisky.

Invites are sent to all members two weeks before the event and numbers are limited so first in best dressed.


We will give you a fancy little numbered keyring that's used to enter tastings, claim promotions from the bar and to show that you're part of a boozy club that all your friends are going to want to join.


Remembering things can be hard. When you're drunk, it can be even more harderer. We're here to help so we created a whiskey passport to 'track your journey through the dram'. The passport is kept safe behind the bar and each member receive rewards as they taste their way through The Wild Rover's whisky collection.

These rewards are given after progressing through the passport and promotions are given throughout the year to help you along the way. 


Members are given first opportunity to book for all whisky events. We have teamed up with breweries, restaurants, Chocolatiers and even a Cheesemonger to pair and drink whisk(e)y with.  

There are four to six of these events per year and members are given the first opportunity to book.

There’s nothing like the Whiskey Co-Op, most other tastings i’ve been to are stuck up and shit.
— Jimmy Harrison, member since 2014




After a long wait, The Whiskey Co-Op is now open for new members. Join the club!