• Tide’s Fortune Premium Essex Dry Gin

    Tide’s Fortune is a Dry Gin crafted in small batches and infused with a range of traditional botanicals including whole juniper berries alongside the very best in local coastal botanicals.

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A warm welcome to East Coast Distillery.

Here at East Coast Distillery we are proud to be able to celebrate the beauty and the character of the North Essex Coast. 

Our small distillery is located just off of the estuary in Landermere, Essex, 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.

East Coast Distillery – Made by the sea

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.

Our botanicals

Illustration of Juniper botanical

Common Juniper

The one essential ingredient of all gin. Without them, a spirit just isn’t gin. It is the juniper berries that gives you the slightly green and lightly pine nose and flavour.

Illustration of Sea Purslane botanical

Sea Purslane

This carpets much of the coastline especially the muddy coastal inlets around North Essex. Its plump silver leaves carpet the area around the distillery.  Nicholas Culpeper, the famous 17th century botanist highlighted the interesting properties of sea purslane as having the ability to cool the outrageous Lust of the Body, Venerious Dreams and the like.  Whilst we can’t confirm this it does add a lovely minerally layer to the gin, and compliments the heat of some of the more traditional botanicals that you would expect to find in a London Dry Gin.

Illustration of Sea Buckthorn botanical

Sea Buckthorn

This grows along much of the East coast, but beware if you try to pick it. Its barbed wire like branches protect the wonderfully orange juicy berries. The ancient Greeks used the pulp to apply to sunburn but we use it to provide the next wave of flavour  – a citrusy sweet undertone.

What people are saying about Tide’s Fortune..

“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 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…”