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Barley malt on malting floor in the dist
Bass Rock, from Broad Sands Beach, near

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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Festive Cheese & Whisky 3 - Friday 3rd December 2021

Having had a hugely enjoyable online Cheese & Whisky evening back in May, we are happy to bring you our Festive Cheese and Whisky offering.

This will include 4 especially selected cheeses, 8 drams, your condiments, a dual online masterclass (with tasting notes), and (if you book before November 19th) Svetlana's The Cheese Connoisseur's Handbook. Quite the festive package to be home delivered to you!!

To book your place, and for more information, please head over to

The Whiskies

For this tasting, I've once again picked a whole range of different drams that will go well with the cheeses, from sweet, to peat, to grassy, to sherry and smoke. So we will enjoy anCnoc 12, Bruichladdich Organic 2009, Benrinnes 19, Glen Elgin 24, Balblair 15, Old Pulteney 15, Bruichladdich 13, Ardmore 21.

This will be another memorable evening, I am still obsessed with Roquefort, from last time. If you are passionate or brand new to cheese and whisky flavour pairings, we look forward to welcoming you there.


Frederick & Svetlana

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