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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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November brings two great online whisky tastings. The Ultimate Ardmore Vertical on Friday 13th, and the super value Whisky For All #6 "Firework Feast" on Friday 27th:


Ultimate Ardmore - Friday 13th November

If you like HIGHLAND peat as much as I do, then the Ardmore vertical is for you, and it includes NINE drams this time for £80 including p&p.

As you can see it's all Indy Ardmore from 9 to 26 years of age. Highlights include the 1985 SMWS "Pink Ladies and Dark Chocolate", and the Samaroli 1977.


If you are interested please book using PayPal.me/ecwhisky ASAP, including your name and address to where the dram box should be sent.


If this is your first time. please also send me your email address for the Zoom link & tasting notes. The tasting will run from 7-9.30pm, and will be recorded for you to watch later, in case you can't make it.


Whisky for All #6 - "Firework Feast" - Friday 27th November

Serious drams for serious whisky drinkers. These are all great & delicious drams, its hard to pick highlights, but a 28 year old Mortlach, a rum casked Dalmore, and a PX 18 Limited Edition Bunnahabhain, definitely stand out!!


This 8 dram tasting is priced £90 inclusive of postage and packing: #Clynelish #GlenGrant #Dalmore #Longmorn #GlenFarclas #Mortlach #BlairAthol #Bunnahabhain


As above: If you are interested please book using PayPal.me/ecwhisky ASAP, including your name and address to where the dram box should be sent.


If this is your first time. please also send me your email address for the Zoom link & tasting notes. The tasting will run from 7-9.30pm, and will be recorded for you to watch later, in case you can't make it.


N.B. Purchase both tastings together for £150, save £20, BOOM!!!

Updated: Oct 22


The night before Halloween, requires something special, and it doesn’t get much more special than this....an 8 dram (20ml) vertical tasting of wonderful Clynelish whisky, thee East Coast Whisky!!

We will enjoy Clynelish from 15 to 30 years in age. With some extremely limited edition bottlings, and culminating in a famous 1972!!


The non profit price is £100 inc of p&p, which if you know whisky, is more than fair.


The event will run on Zoom from 7 until 9.30pm, on Friday 30th October.


There are 0 places available, now SOLD OUT, Thank you all!!!


To book: PayPal.me/ecwhisky the amount, including the address you wish me to send the drams too (if I don’t already have it). I will also need your email if you are new to these events.


Really looking forward to this one...meoww ;-)

I am very excited to present this special tasting, taste-travelling from this world of Whisky, into a potentially new world of Cognac with you. We will discover many new, and exciting, flavours on the way. There will be 7 Cognacs and 1 Cognac finished whisky to consider, truly a sumptuous event. These have all been chosen with the whisky palate in mind. You will be inspired...

...of course you may be a cognac connoisseur already, in which case I believe you will still appreciate these bottles very much!!:


Augier Cognac – “Le Oceanique” – 40.1%...We start with a beautiful light, coastal Cognac!!

Vallein-Tercinier – Cognac 46º Small Batch – 46.0%…The exact definition of a “malternative” according to Serge @WhiskyFun.

Park Cognac – Borderies – Mizunara Single Cask – 44.0%...That special wood finish, only this time with Cognac!

J.Prunier & Co. – Très Vieux Fins Bois – 42.5%...50yo+ Exclusive edition for the great Cognac-Expert.com…this will blow your mind and is only one of 150 bottles in existence.

Vallein-Tercinier/Maltbarn – Lot 86 – Bon Bois – 44.5%...Independent bottling of lovely 32yo spirit.

Delamain – “Vesper” - Grande Champagne – 40%...Seventies bottling of 35yo Cognac, so distilled 70-80 years ago, and great value at auction!!

C.Dully Selection/Grosperrin – Cognac Borderies 1965 – 56.7%...54yo Cognac, and one of this great Swiss independent’s that got me started!!

KilchomanCognac Finish Single Cask - 58.1%...and a not so little whisky to finish us off!!


I will host the event on Zoom, on Friday 9th October, from 7-9.30pm (UK time).


To join please pay PayPal.me/ecwhisky £90 (all inclusive) & email me your postal address, if I don't have it already. I will post you the 8 20ml measures a week or so before the event first class (I can ship to the EU though this will cost more, please email me)


I will send you the zoom link and some notes a couple of days before the tasting.


Spaces are limited, so please act promptly.


I look forward to seeing you soon.


Frederick Maitland

 
 

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