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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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Cadenhead's September Spectacular - Friday 8th September Online

Time for something exciting!! You've probably always wanted to try a few special Cadenhead's dumpies, well now is your chance...

On Friday 8th September you can join with us to explore the following 8 exceptional drams from Wm.Cadenhead...

1961 Cragganmore 18

1963 Glentauchers 20

1962 Craigellachie 22

1957 Teaninich 22

1957 Teaninich 26

1962 Dallas Dhu 30

1978 Miltonduff 39

1976 Glentauchers 39

These are all beautiful and interesting whiskies from a different era, very old and rare!! Indeed two of these were cask-filled on the same day in May 1957, that's 66 years ago!!

Because of this rarity there will only be 20 places available (15 now left), so sign up soon so you don't miss out!!

The Details

This tasting will run from 7.30 - 10ish on Friday 8th September. It will be hosted on Zoom. A recording will be available afterwards if you can't make the evening and/or if prefer to do it on your own time.

The cost of this tasting, including getting the 15ml whisky samples shipped to you in the UK, is £200, I also ship internationally, message me for more information about that.

To join friends & family please, or message me for other payment options. Remember spaces are limited, so don't wait long to book please!

By now you may well know what to expect of an East Coast Whisky tasting, but if you don't, this is going to be another great night of fine rare drams and amusing/informative chat, and one that is suitable for all levels of whisky experience. The Zoom link and tasting info will be emailed to you in the days before the event. I look forward to seeing you there!!

I suggest that even if you have other plans for the 8th September, you watch the recording, cause these are some of the best whiskies you will ever taste... at least from a historical perspective!! I cannot wait to do this!! Also consider that just one of these drams would be £100-£200 in a bar, where else are you going to try these?


Frederick Maitland, Founder @eastcoastwhisky

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