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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 #dramo'the day and enjoy!!!

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CLYNELISHED - Friday 21st April 2023

Now here is something very special...another little online whisky festival, this time celebrating the sheer joy of modern Clynelish whisky. All of these drams are beautiful, as we take you on a journey from 12 to 40 year old monsters, all in comparison to the core range 14 sweetheart!!

As well as the 14 drams, you will also receive a complimentary secret dram and something very special in your pack.

Prepare to be amazed.

The Drams

All CLYNELISH, all great, but you are right that is the oh so rare recently released 1982 40 year old at the end!! Also another secret hidden in behind.

The Details

The tasting will be held on ZOOM, from 7.30-10pm GMT on Friday 21st APRIL 2023 (If you can’t make this time, a recording will be available afterwards).

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

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 event.

This full tasting (14+mystery dram+?) costs £180 inc. (UK) p&p.

For international shipping please email or WhatsApp me to arrange.

There are limited places, so please book/reserve early to avoid disappointment.

Please pay: including your name, address, & CLYNELISH in the notes (Please use friends and family if possible).

You can also pay by bank transfer, contact me for the details, or by using REVOLUT @ecwhisky.

If this is your first East Coast Whisky tasting, please also email your name, address, & contact telephone number to Let me know if you want to join our WhatsApp community, which gives you early access and occasional discounts to these tastings, our tours and other live events.

It's a CLYNELISH super session, what else is there to say, except there may be a couple of surprises along the way. If you not really experienced CLYNELISH before, this is the perfect way to do so!!



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