ECW Social Squares3
EC Images7
EC Images5
EC Images6
EC Images2
EC Images3
EC Images4
 
ECW_Business Card.png

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!!!

 
Search

Updated: May 3

ONLY 4 Spaces Left, so book soon to avoid dissapointment!!


Following on from the success of the online charity tasting event (£6000+ raised for Ukraine so far), I am delighted to host a food, whisky and raffle night at The Edinburgh Larder (15 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NB) on Friday 13th May. This will be the first live in person whisky event, that I've hosted in exactly 26 months. How appropriate that we can finally come together, and raise money for those caught up in the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine in this way.


The Whiskies

Count them, that's fourteen incredible drams. Collectors & Companies have been so so generous...

Clynelish, Jura, Secret Blend, Scapa, Secret Islay, Benromach, Highland Park

Bunnahabhain '73, Wolfburn for Ukraine, Springbank, Ledaigs, Port Dundas,

The Balvenie


The Food


The Edinburgh Larder is planning a feast for us, their proposed menu!!…


Starter - Smoked salmon, New potato salad, picked beetroot and dill oil

Main - spring lamb rump, creamy mash, grilled apricot pure, charred spring onions and fresh peas

Dessert - dark chocolate torte with rhubarb sorbet (a couple of Scottish cheese as an alternative)


The Raffle


As well as 20cl+ of each of the above bottles, attendees will also have the chance to win some or all of these beauties, for the price of a £20 raffle ticket!! And there will be some other surprises too.


The Details


The evening will start at 7pm - please arrive promptly - and finishes at around 1opm.


Tickets are £100, which includes everything and one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at £20 per ticket, either when you buy your ticket, or on the night for cash.


Tickets & extra raffle tickets can be purchased through PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/ecwhisky (please use friends & family).


Please give generously. Funds raised will be going to https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal


When you purchase, please also email me how many tickets, and how many raffle tickets you have bought to dram@eastcoastwhisky


Places are limited to 25 people, and there are only 4 left!!


I am really looking forward to this magical evening, please come, and also spread the word about this very special and generous event!! Support UKRAINE #peacenow

312 views0 comments

After the success of last years first joint East Coast Whisky and Gordon & Macphail online tasting, I am delighted to present our next one. This time we are focusing on delicious whiskies of 30yrs+ in age, from a range of cask-types, all found in G&M’s Upper Connoisseurs Choice range, as well as taking a small glimpse into their Private Collection. We also have Stephen Rankin, G&M’s Director of Prestige, joining us. He is a 4th generation family member for the company, and has decades of experience in the whisky industry. He has been recognised for this as a Master of the Quaich. Stephen is a great host with lots of stories to share and information to give. It will be an excellent tasting!!


The Drams

Balmenach 1987 32

Benriach 1987 32

Linkwood 1984 34

Balblair 1989 31

Mortlach 1988 32

Glenburgie 1988 32

Benrinnes 1990 30

Glenlivet 1990 30 Glenlivet PC 1976 - 2021

Glen Grant PC 1980 - 2020


The Details


The tasting will be held on ZOOM, from 7.30-10pm GMT on Friday 6th May (If you can’t make that time, a recording will be available afterwards). The tasting is designed to be informative, yet informal, with guests enjoying that everyone can join in, and that there are no whisky snobs or show-offs allowed!!


The 15ml drams will be mailed to you, 1st class signed for (in a padded box) at least a week before the tasting. You will also receive some tasting notes, the running order, and the Zoom link in the days before the event.


The Upper Connoisseurs Choice 8 dram set costs £140


You can then either add:


The 1976 Private Collection Glenlivet (refill sherry) costs +£40


OR The 1980 Private Collection Glen Grant costs +£20


OR Get the whole 10 dram set for £190 (while stocks last)


(DPD delivery for the rest of world (except Russia & China & Taiwan) is available upon email request, this cost will be extra)


Places are limited so please book early.


To join, please pay: https://www.paypal.me/ecwhisky including your name, address, & UCC & your PC dram choice in the notes. If you wish, you can also pay by bank transfer, please contact me for the details.

If this is your first tasting, please also email your name, address, & contact telephone number to dram@eastcoastwhisky.com


To get the jump on these tastings and for general whisky chat, why not join the EAST COAST WHISKY CLAN on WhatsApp? To do so just email me your mobile and we will get you set up asap!!

There are some stunning drams in this tasting, and some rare ones. Also having Stephen with us is a great bonus, so I do hope as many of you will attend as possible!!


Frederick Maitland

@eastcoastwhisky


304 views0 comments

Updated: Mar 19

There are no words to fully capture the suffering, horror and loss of war, particularly when it involves the country where your ancestors came from, and in which your relatives still live. It is easy to feel disempowered, and yet we can still pray for peace and do our bit to help the victims and refugees of Putin's war. For me I am creating a series of tastings both for your enjoyment - it is important in dark times to remember what is good about life - and to raise money for the aid of those suffering right now. £2500 already raised, let’s get to £3000 people!!


This is a special charity tasting for which all the bottles have been donated THANK YOU SO MUCH (see below). All money raised beyond packaging, shipping and running costs (£30) will be given to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal (https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal) and Doctors Without Borders (https://msf.org.uk).


11 Drams (15ml) are being offered, and an extra special mystery one from my private collection as an added incentive, depending on how much you give over the £110 cost:

+£40 from the 90's, +£80 from the 80's, +£120 from the 70's, +£160 from the '60's, +£200 Cognac from the 19th Century.


The Drams

Balvenie 21 The Second Red Rose

Benromach Single Cask Online Exclusive

Glen Elgin 15 - Thompson Bros

Aberfeldy 12 - Gordon & Macphail Spiritual Home Exclusive

Ben Nevis 15 - WhiskySponge

Ardnamurchan AD/12:14 CK.440

Rosebank 13 - Dun Bheagan - Private Collector

Caperdonich 18 - Private Collector

Mortlach 25 - Adelphi - Private Collector

1962 Benrinnes 18 - Cadenheads - East Coast Whisky

Singleton of Dufftown 1988/2019 - Prima & Ultima/Diageo


Your Mystery Dram - East Coast Whisky


The Details


The tasting will be held on ZOOM, from 7.30-10pm GMT on Friday 8th April (If you can’t make that time, a recording will be available afterwards). The tasting is designed to be informative, yet informal, people really enjoy the fact that everyone can join in, and there are no whisky snobs or show-offs allowed!!


The 15ml drams will be sent to you, 1st class signed for (in a padded box) at least a week before the tasting. You will also receive some tasting notes, the running order, and the Zoom link in the days before the event. Please get in touch for shipping to the free world.


The 11 dram set costs £110, BUT PLEASE DONATE MORE IF YOU CAN (See above for an extra dram incentive).


To join, please pay: PayPal to dram@eastcoastwhisky.com including your name, address, & UKRAINE in the notes. Please use friends & family in order to maximise the donation amount! If you wish, you can also pay by bank transfer, please contact me for the details.


We are going to try and fill 50 spaces, so please spread the word or buy multiple sets!!


If this is your first tasting, please also email your name, address, & contact telephone number to dram@eastcoastwhisky.com


On Friday May 13th there will be a follow-up live in person tasting, held at The Edinburgh Larder...more details coming soon.


(To get the jump on these tastings, tours, and for general whisky chat, why not join the EAST COAST WHISKY CLAN on WhatsApp? To do so just email me your mobile and we will get you set up asap!!)


This great tasting is both sombre and splendid, at the same time, so please buy a pack even if you can't attend in person!!!


Peace,


Frederick Maitland/Maiboroda

406 views0 comments
 

Subscribe

 

Contact

East Lothian & Edinburgh

SCOTLAND

07875 518 069

  • instagram
  • facebook

Your details were sent successfully!

Room full of whisky cabinets storing dif