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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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Whisky for All #007 - January 22, 2021

Updated: Jan 21

Anyway else looking forward to 2021? Well I created this tasting to get the year started...properly!! We will enjoy...

Blue Label Legendary Eight, the limited edition blend created from distilleries that were around when Johnnie Walker began 200 years ago.

Glenturret 27, bottled by Adelphi in 2014! A first Glenturret for my tastings, and its delicious.

Glenlossie 24, Cadenheads. New to Glenlossie? This is a great place to start.

Magic Duck/Secret Speyside 28, Whisky-Fässle. Can we work out the distillery? (Possibly Glen Keith?)

Clynelish 22 by The Nectar, sherried Clynelish, a proper dram!

Braes of Glenlivet 16 from 1979, Signatory Vintage...if you know whisky you will know this is a rare one, and one you need to try.

Jura (of course) 29 from 1988, SMWS 31.36, going to be Jura part 2 tasting in a couple of months, but couldn't resist sharing this one now, its good!!

Bunnahabhain 27 from 1989, Cadenheads, a beautiful whisky to round out the evening.

Interested? This all happens on Zoom, from 7.30-10pm, on Friday 22nd January. It costs £80 inc. p&p for the tasting ((including the 8 drams (25ml pocket bottles)).

To join please pay including "W4A7" and your current mailing address in the notes. If you are new to these please email too, so I'll have your address to send the Zoom link and tasting notes too before the event.

Tickets sales now closed, more events coming soon!!


Frederick Maitland

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