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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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Summer Fun Tasting - "B-sides & Rarities" - Friday 15th July

Updated: Jun 27, 2022

Bring on Summer!! What better way to celebrate, than with 10 special drams AND a special offer!!!

A few tasting regulars have asked, could I just do a tasting featuring whiskies matured in American Oak? Well you asked, and here it is!! A whole bevvie of bourbon influenced belters, including some from closed distilleries...

Mortlach 19 G&M

Glen Grant 28 Adelphi

Tamdhu 28 Mackillop's Choice

Longmorn 26 SMWS

Mannochmore 28 Càrn Mòr

Glenglassaugh 29 G&M

Tomatin 32 G&M

Jura 27 Signatory

Glenugie 25 Douglas Laing

Miltonduff 37 G&M

Pretty exciting stuff!! However we are not done: If you sign up for this event, you will get a £20 voucher off a future tasting!! Also if you attend the tasting live, rather than just collect the set, you will also get a further £10 voucher to use off a future tasting.

The Details

The tasting will be held on ZOOM, from 7.30-10pm GMT on Friday 15th July (If you can’t make that time, a recording will be available afterwards).

The tasting is informative, yet informal, with everyone able to join in, and share their whisky enthusiasm rather than their ego’s!!

The ELEVEN drams will be mailed to you, 1st class signed for (in a padded box) at least a week before the tasting. International shipping is available upon request. You will also receive some tasting notes, the running order, and the Zoom link in the days before the event.

This event is £150 (all inclusive).

Please pay: including your name, address, & B-sides in the notes. You can also pay by bank transfer, please contact me for the details.

If this is your first tasting, please also email your name, address, & contact telephone number to

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