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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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East Coast Whisky Tastings: Paradise on May 31st & Mortlach in June for your enjoyment...

Updated: Apr 10

As well as the might Bulloch Collection being enjoyed this Saturday 13th, we have another couple of tastings coming up for friends of East Coast Whisky in May & June, with more to be announced soon!! If you would like to join any of these, either email us, find us on WhatsApp, or dm through IG @eastcoastwhisky to find out how. We meet on Zoom, and also record the sessions, so you can still take part even if you can't make it for the live event!!

Mortlach Madness - Coming Soon in June

A superb line-up of 8 majestic Mortlach's, perfect for a Sunday evening:

29yo Cadenhead’s 1987 52.9%

32yo SMWS 76.146 1987 50.7%

22yo Milroy’s 1999 54.7%

18yo Cross Hill 1988 59.2%

33yo Adelphi 1989 48%

30yo Douglas Laing 1989 52.4%

25yo Silver Seal 1989 52.4%

23yo Rare Malts 1972 59.4%

Paradise by the dashboard light... a celebration of East Coast Whisky Tours, past, present & future!! - Friday 31st May 7.30pm

An eclectic, and delicious selection, featuring drams either inspired by or collected on tour; or indeed offering a glimpse into our collective future...there will be boats!!!

21yo Arran Lochranza Castle 47.2%

22yo Clynelish 1996 C.Dully 54.7%

25yo Cragganmore 1975 D.Laing 50%

Balvenie 19yo Burnhead Wood 48.7%

NAS 30 Blended Malt 45.1%

30yo Highland Park 1985 Silver Seal 51%

28yo Highland Park 1988 Cadenhead’s 49.6%

28yo Scapa 1993 57.6%

30yo Mortlach Seventies 45%

The Hearach Batch 1.8 46%

11yo Talisker 1988 D.Laing 50%

Port Ellen (PE5) early eighties/2011 57.9%

...why paradise...? Well it's a homage to the wonderful modes of transport we have already enjoyed getting all over Scotland. Most recently our vans that stood up to the storms of Orkney, and helped us retrieve this very fine Scapa!! Also this is the first Port Ellen featured in one of our tastings. All of these drams are superb. So don't delay if you want to join!!

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