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Humble Beginnings...

Like more than a few good things in life, my whisky passion started with a dram, a dram of whisky on my wedding day. It was nothing fancy mind, just an aptly named “Founders Reserve”.  From there I dived deep into the whisky ocean, and went - like a lot of you I imagine - on a wonderful journey of discovery.  A journey not just of taste, places, and special moments in time...but of whisky people and their stories.

Whisky is a wonderful medicine. When treated with respect, it brings people together, and encourages community, sharing and enjoyment.  Whisky stimulates creativity and its appreciation. It can open up the heart and stir the soul. 

 

From just the three simple ingredients of barley, water, and yeast, and then through a romantic industrial - or even alchemical process - beautiful spirit emerges to be filled into casks, and rests there for time and wood to work their magic.  Later, sometimes much later, design & bottling occurs. Only then comes the special moment for us all to taste and discover this water of life.  

East Coast Whisky represents the continuation of this journey, into sharing with you what whisky is out there, the experiences and stories it brings, and the people it meets along its way.

There will be blogging, tastings, whisky meals, festivals, cask bottling, and more as we journey to maturation.

Our focus is coastal and local, as myself and the team are based in East Lothian and Edinburgh, Scotland. Yet we are open to all who form this global whisk(e)y community, near and far.

So welcome, pour yourself a #dramotheday and enjoy!!!

 
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Updated: Sep 15


Our first bottle release, and it's special!!


Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch Whisky

1988, 29 Years Old, rescued Summer 2022.


Refill Hogshead / 72 bottles

46.2% ABV


Artwork by: East Coast Whisky


Price: £235 inc VAT


SOLD OUT. Thank you to all who have bought one!! There is a waiting list if allocation isn't fulfilled.


Nose: Salted plums, some wood spice; quality cinnamon quills, gentle peat; heathery, earthy and aromatic. Some veg bullion & dried sage/Marjoram. Preserved dates, black wine gums, plum sauce, Highland (heather) honey (with honeycomb/wax).


Palate: Soft, round & juicy then gentle spice grows. Soft ripe fruits; plums & greengages, crunchy green pepper. The peat is balanced with salted heathery notes – Reminds me of Japanese preserved Sakura blossom (salted Flower)


Finish: The spice grows but is well balanced, gentle and aromatic; cloves, nutmeg, Nandita incense, camphor, burnt candle wicks & plum sauce

Check our the shipping page before ordering!

The opportunity to purchase this bottle will end at 12 pm on Monday 19th September

Non-Chill filtered and natural colour. This spirit may haze at low temperatures and under dilution.

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Updated: Aug 8

As we move into Autumn, so we turn our attention to the absolute joy of peated whisky. Peated whisky gathered in from around the Highland & Islands of Scotland…


These are some truly exceptional drams that East Coast Whisky has been collecting for a while. From Port Ellen to Lagavulin with a wild detour in between!! All these make for a special and already popular online whisky tasting, alongside your great company.


The Drams


1979 Port Ellen, 1973 Ledaig, East Coast Bunnahabhain Whisky, Laphroaig 32 & that Caol Ila 20…


Ardmore 32, Bunnahabhain 32, Highland Park 22, Lagavulin Prima & Ultima #1, Lagavulin 12.


Quite the line-up, you in??


The Details


The tasting will be held on ZOOM, from 7.30-10pm GMT on Friday 23rd September (If you can’t make that time, a recording will be available afterwards).


The tasting is informative, yet also informal, with everyone able to join in, and to share their whisky enthusiasm rather than their ego’s!!


The 15ml drams will be mailed to you, 1st class signed for (in a padded box) at least a week before the tasting. International shipping is available upon request. You will also receive some tasting clues, the running order, and the Zoom link in the days before the evening.


The full set is £240, this price reflects the cost of the bottles & postage/packaging & preparing the tasting, and is nowhere near what you would pay for these drams in a bar!!


You can also take a 9 dram set for £200 by subtracting a Lagavulin of your choice.


Places are limited to just 30 participants, of which there is now only 1 space remaining, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Please pay: https://www.paypal.me/ecwhisky including your name, address, & PEAT in the notes, and your LAGAVULIN choice if going for 9 drams. (Please use friends and family if possible).


You can also pay by bank transfer, contact me for the details.


Then, if this is your first East Coast Whisky tasting, please also email your name, address, & contact telephone number to dram@eastcoastwhisky.com


So excited to present these excellent bottles to you, it is not surprising that many of the places have already gone throught the "This is East Coast Whisky" WhatsApp group. Let me know if you would like to join. Looking forward to seeing you for our first Autumn 2022 tasting, a perfect warm up for the Brora/Dornoch trip a couple of weeks later.


Cheers,


Frederick Maitland

@eastcoastwhisky

@33courtstreet - our new whisky luxury home from home rental


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These are some of the EAST COAST WHISKY ultra rare bottles, and this your chance to try them. Yes it is not cheap, but if you have longed to taste possibly our best Clynelish, Brora and Mortlach in existence, then this is the whisky tasting for you...

...& as you will see that's not all. There is also the 50 year old North of Scotland, the 35 year old Glenlochy (the oldest), the legendary 1977 Convalmore 40, and last but by no means least the 1968 Signatory Glenlivet. This Glenlivet is not only insanely good, it is the first bottling Signatory ever released.


The Details


The tasting will be held on ZOOM, from 7.30-10pm GMT on Friday 2nd September (If you can’t make that time, a recording will be available afterwards).


The tasting is informative, yet also informal, with everyone able to join in, and to share their whisky enthusiasm rather than their ego’s!!


The 15ml drams will be mailed to you, 1st class signed for (in a padded box) at least a week before the tasting. International shipping is available upon request. You will also receive some tasting clues, the running order, and the Zoom link in the days before the evening.


This once in a whisky lifetime event is £300, with this price reflecting the cost of the bottles & postage/packaging, and is nowhere near what you would pay for these drams in a bar!!


Places are limited to just 25 participants.


Please pay: https://www.paypal.me/ecwhisky including your name, address, & UNICORNS in the notes (Please use friends and family if possible).


You can also pay by bank transfer, please contact me for the details.


Then, if this is your first East Coast Whisky tasting, please also email your name, address, & contact telephone number to dram@eastcoastwhisky.com


I will only ever be putting a few of these ultra tastings on, as such bottles are now almost impossible to get hold of. But I remain determined to share at least some of these true gems with you, as I am able to, when I am hunt them down. Particularly for those unable to travel with us to Brora and Dornoch this year. I hope you can join us, and help keep the Whisky Gods & their Unicorns happy!!


Frederick Maitland

@eastcoastwhisky



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