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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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East Coast Whisky in June

Two online tastings for June to share with you. To take part you have to be part of our circle, so message or email me to find out more...


Fred's Birthday Bash - Friday 14th June - 7.30/10pm

Some exquisite drams to celebrate another year on earth!! These include rare opportunties to try a 38 year old Cragganmore, and a single cask Oban, alongside some other gems...


1997 Clynelish 23 Milroy’s excellence.

1975 Glenlivet 29 proper SMWS.

1985 Cragganmore 38 CoD STUNNING!!

1972 Glen Elgin 32 distillery’s finest.

1989 Oban 24 rare exceptional private cask.

1983 Secret Highland 36, the best one.

1975 Teaninich 45 Clayton’s best bottling.

1978 Highland Park 29 D.Laing incredible!!

ECW special old Highland Park vatting (free!)


Mortlach Madness 2 - Friday June 28th -7.30/10pm

Our second Mortlach vertical tasting, again with some very fine drams to enjoy together...


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%


So again if you would like to join in, either one or other or both of these, email us dram@eastcoastwhisky or message us through the website or the usual channels. Have a great summer and hope to see you soon!

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