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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.

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ECW Online Festive Special 2023 - Friday 15th December

Updated: Nov 15

It's that time of year again, and this year of all years we need something festive and we need something special!! I'm happy to oblige with a cracker of at least a 12 dram (15ml) tasting. Not only that everyone gets a free legendary dram.... For the first fourteen people to sign up it was BALVENIE 30, worth £80, and absolutely stunning!! After that? Watch this is now LOUIS XIII Cognac, equally amazing and splendid!!

The Drams

Dornoch Cask No.21

Glenlochy 1980 25

Balvenie 27 Distant Shores

Secret Highland 36

Miltonduff 40

Glen Garioch 31 Macbeth

Linkwood 27 SV 30th anniversary

Glenlossie 2012

Peated Bunnahabhain 25

Bowmore 1973 21

Talisker 1976 25

and that's not all, as here are the optional extras:

The Hearach Batch 1.1 £20

Brora 2012 35yo £60

Talisker 1976 46yo - Prima & Ultima #4 £130

The Details

So the basic set + freebie (explained above) will cost you £210 inclusive of UK p&p. Please add to this any extras.

The tasting will be held on Zoom from 7.30pm on Friday 15th December, a recording will be available afterwards.

To join please pay using PayPal

or contact me for other payment methods

We will need your name, address & extras in the notes for shipping, as well as your email if this is your first time.

Spaces are limited and filling fast, so book asap.

Probably not much else to say about how legendary this is going to be. I can't wait to showcase some of this years more memorable drams!!


Frederick Maitland


PS this will beat any office party!!

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