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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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The Ultimate MILLBURN Vertical Tasting - Friday 27th May

Another month brings another closed distillery tasting. This time it is MILLBURN's turn for some proper appreciation. I’ve been gathering these bottles for a couple of years now, so I am really excited to be able to now present to you (one of) Inverness’s finest, for your particular enjoyment. These are stunning Highland whisky drams….

The Drams

As you can see, these are many of the finest Millburn drams you can try, including the legendary Rare Malts 35 & the Cadenhead’s 31, real whisky treats!! All from the mid-seventies or earlier.

The Details

The tasting will be held on ZOOM, from 7.30-10pm GMT on Friday 27th May (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 8 MILLBURN 15ml 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).

There are now only 6 places left, so please book ASAP

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

Also, if this is your first tasting, please email your name, address, & contact telephone number to

To get the jump on these tastings and for general whisky chat, why not join the EAST COAST WHISKY CLAN on WhatsApp? To do so just email me your mobile and we will get you set up asap!!

Has anyone done a Millburn vertical online tasting before? Probably not...this is going to be ace!! Hope to see you there.



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