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Bass Rock, from Broad Sands Beach, near

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 #dramo'the day and enjoy!!!

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3 Great Online Whisky Tastings booking NOW!!

The Ultimate Jura Tasting

- Friday 12th March

An online tasting partnership between myself & the Isle of Jura's brand home manager Mark Bruce. We will introduce you to some of the best Jura whiskies, and take you on a much needed imaginary whisky holiday, to this wonderful island!! There will even be 10 drams, five from each of us.

For more info & to book, see blog post on this website

Edinburgh Food Social x East Coast Whisky - Thursday 18th March

A very special food and whisky event.

3 delicious courses & 5 drams, delivered to your any EH postcode, for £65.

Spaces selling fast:

Old & Rarer 7th Heaven Whisky Tasting - Friday 26th March

To make up for the loss of this year's in person Old & Rare Whisky Show, I am proud to present this 9 dram (20ml) online whisky tasting, full of whisky gems, all distilled in the 1970’s (except the 35yo Millburn, 1969). Some are legendary, whilst some are to be discovered...especially the mystery dram!!

For more info & to book, see the blog post on this website.

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