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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 10 - “Champions of Whisky” 24/06/21

The tenth Whisky for All, and to celebrate we have 10 special drams to enjoy!!

Now I appreciate you getting tempted by the pub, or by other (whisky) clubs, but there are good reasons we’ve come this far together (or are considering joining in now)!! Great whisky tastings, with good people and a proper social time, with your tastes and requests kept in mind. Hey and we even have a WhatsApp group now too!! To the drams...

2005 Glenmorangie 15

1983 Teaninich 29

1989 Clynelish 24

1989 Strathisla 25

1990 Glen Garioch 24

1991 Benriach 27

1980 Inchgower 24

anCnoc 24

Springbank 21 (2018 Malts Festival)

1990 Bunnahabhain 28

The tasting will be held on Zoom, from 7.30-10pm on THURSDAY 24th JUNE.

The TEN 20ml drams will be sent to you by first class signed for, within a padded box, & at least a week before the tasting. You will also receive some collated notes & the running order, as well as the Zoom link in the days before the evening.

This non-profit tasting costs £90 inclusive of p&p (DPD to Europe is a bit more, available upon request).

To join, please pay:

(including your name, address, and Champions in the notes)

If this is your first tasting, please also email these details to

Looking forward to this one, and another fine whisky evening together!!


Frederick Maitland

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East Lothian & Edinburgh


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