A warm welcome to East Coast Distillery.

We’re proud to be able to celebrate the beauty and the character of the Essex Coast.

Our small distillery is located just off of the estuary in Landermere, where the pace of life reflects the time we take to produce every bottle of Gin so that each one brings happiness to the gin lover.

Inspired by the sea – Made by the sea

Tide's Fortune bottle

Discover the riches of the coast

Tide’s Fortune is crisp with classic
juniper flavours, perfect for any gin lover.

A fragrant juniper nose, citrus piquancy moving into a warming anise flavour and a long, lingering smokiness on the palate.


We’re all about four things.

What we make, what goes into it, where we make it and the people involved.

Our gin is a celebration of the North Essex coast, the people and the nautical history of the area.


It’s definitely where the heart is.

We are located in Landermere on the beautiful Walton Backwaters, the tidal estuarine saltmarsh between Harwich and Walton.

So different every time you visit. Calm and tranquil, idyllic for kayaking or swimming one moment, then wild and foreboding the next as the grey sky blurs with the grey waters.

Some nice things people have said about our gin.

“My wife is just sipping her first Tide’s Fortune Essex Dry Gin. it is from a bottle given to her today by our son as a birthday present. She says it is unique and unlike any gin she has tasted before, and trust me she has tasted a few. She likes it very much.”

“I can honestly say it is up there with the best.”

“We have to say this is by far our favourite, there is no what I would call ‘rawness’ about it, it has a lovely fresh light flavour even drinking it neat, we’re hooked.”

“I have had the pleasure of sampling your lovely gin today on launch day! I had no doubt it would taste as good as it did and would love to recommend to all gin lovers far & wide. What a jewel in the East Essex Coasts Crown – well done…”

“What a wonderful surprise. Such beautiful flavour. This goes on “The list” P.S. The handwritten note that came with the gin was an extra special touch.

“What amazing service! I emailed last night with an enquiry to which I received a reply first thing this morning, I placed my order and it was hand delivered the same day! Beautifully wrapped together with a hand written note, what a lovely personal touch. If you are looking for a present for a gin lover I would highly recommend – I will definitely order again…”