East Coast Distillery
28th August 2023
When discovering a new label, whether it be Prosecco or Gin, it’s one thing randomly buying a bottle and enjoying it at home, but a completely different experience visiting their home base, their winery or distillery, meeting the people responsible for its creation, tasting it with owners or family and listening to them passionately tell you how it all began.
East Coast Distillery is one of those real local distilleries, located in Essex and open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, they’re a small scale operation, with the owners still having day jobs in the public sector, being able to work 4 days a week and dedicating the other 3 days to East Coast Distillery, so whatever day you decide to visit, you’ll meet one of the owners.
The dream is to dedicate all of their time to East Coast Distillery, building the brand, the fanbase and keeping all their ingredients local, with them even growing their own fennel in their back garden.
The reason I like their story so much is that it shows us it’s all possible, from a Bright Idea in May 2018, after a long day at work in the office and fuelled by tea and chocolate biscuits, they had an idea to open their own distillery, (after a very fleeting mention of becoming goat farmers) In August 2018 they said let’s get started bringing our idea to life, they attended an event run by The Gin Foundry about how to open a distillery. They realised it was going to be tough – but so very worth it, and in November 2018 they immersed themselves in all things gin visiting and talking to distillers, learning about the different botanicals they could use, tasting and tasting some more, developing their tastes and then they came up with a plan!
After two years, in 2020, they launched their signature gin – Tdie’s Fortune, expanding slowly as time went on, adding another to their range, and collaborating with local businesses to create limited edition bottles, with them now being available in Fenwick in Colchester.
Inspired by the sea – Made by the sea, their spirits are full of the fortune of the East Coast, and that’s why we at Glass of Bubbly decided to unite their Essex Dry Gin with a bottle of Prosecco to create a Prosecco Cocktail.
A Taste Of Prosecco DOCG – Bianchin
The Vineyards of Bianchin are located in the heart of Montello, where nature and memories unite, shining light on a glorious past for the Bianchin family.
Responsible for the production of their Asolo Prosecco DOCG, the family takes great care in nurturing the vines, with the hope that the terroir of the land is captured within the fruit and that it speaks its greatness and shares its secrets in nobility and its richness in spirit.
Bianchin – Asolo Prosecco Superiore Brut Millesimato DOCG – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Soft expressions of green and white pears, green cooking apples and floral notes on the aroma.”
Flavour – “White pepper, white pears, white fruits, green apples and salty sea air on the palate.”
Bronze Medal in the Light & Fruity Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
How To Make The East Coast Prosecco Cocktail
- Place In A Few Ice Cubes
- A Wedge Of Lime
- Pour In 20mls of East Coast Distillery’s Tide’s Fortune Essex Dry Gin
- Top Up With Prosecco
Thank you again to East Coast Distillery for their generous time and hospitality, it was magnificent to discover our local distillery.
Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.