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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.

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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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The Dornoch Whisky Dinner - Saturday 8th October @ The Links House

I am very happy to present the next East Coast Whisky live event, at the Links House in Dornoch on Saturday 8th October. This special evening is part of our tour to the region, which includes a day at Brora distillery and a visit to the Dornoch Distillery.

The evening will comprise a special locally sourced 6 course tasting dinner, a welcome cocktail and a tasting of the following 10 drams, all distilled in the 1960's. The food is amazing, I attended a Brora/Clynelish dinner here, and was just blown away!!

This event is for tour members, however there are a few tasting sets available to East Coast Whisky Clan members who are unable to travel this time.

The Drams

Wow!! All distilled almost 60 years ago!!

Red Label for the Cocktail!! Glenugie 1968, Craigellachie 1962, Balblair 1966, Benrinnes 1963, Macduff 1965

Benrinnes 1968, Glentauchers 1965, Ardmore 1968, Dallas Dhu 1962, Glen Grant 1964

The Details

The evening starts at 6.30pm and runs until we are finished (probably around 10.30pm). Dress is smarter casual. The venue

The all inclusive price is £250 for the above drams, and 6 courses, and what promises to be a bit of a once in a whisky lifetime experience!!

Please pay using friends and family, as soon as you can, or at least confirm your attendance please.

For those unable to attend there are just 10, 10 dram packs (15ml) available of the same or similar whiskies, please contact me directly for details. Remember you have to be a clan member to get access for this, so sign up if you are not (to our WhatsApp group).

Needless to say I am really looking forward to this magical evening, and have had a lot of fun collecting these whiskies for you.



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