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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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ECW Festive in-person Tasting - Saturday 16th December

It's that special time of year again!! I'm delighted to host 10 people for a magical evening here at ECW HQ. You will enjoy the following drams as well as fine cheese and nibbles from local award winning suppliers, The Cheese Lady & the Foraging Goat.

The Drams

Nikka The Grain

Chichibu 2014 BBr

Port Charlotte 2001 20 Maltbarn

Laphroaig 1996 Sherry MoS

Deanston 1997 21 Paolo Cortado

Clynelish 1997 26 XOP LMDW

Benriach 1991 31yo Shinanoya x Sansibar

Glentauchers 1979/21 42yo G&M PC

Dalwhinnie 1973 29

AND any dram from the bar (except the Talisker 46)

The Details

So spaces are limited to just 10 people, and already there are only 7 left!!

The evening will run from 7.30pm until 10.30/11pm

The address will be given upon payment, it is in Haddington, East Lothian.

The cost is £180.

This event was a lot of fun last year, and this year will be even better I am sure. I look forward to welcoming you here....

Frederick Maitland

Founder @eastcoastwhisky

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