Inspired by the sea, made by the sea

Located in Landermere, on the beautiful Walton Backwaters, East Coast Distillery creates gins that are a celebration of the natural world of the east coast, the nautical history of the area and the people that have made this place their home. Our Tide’s Fortune gins are exactly that – a bottled distillation of the good fortune the tide brings in the natural ingredients that are freshly foraged for each new batch of gin. Distilled in small batches using our uniquely-designed still, affectionately known as Monty, each of our gins are infused with the flavours of the east coast, collected from our natural surroundings perhaps just hours earlier.

Discover more of our gins below to taste the delicious blends of Sea Buckthorn or Sea Purslane that have fascinated and excited botanists for centuries. Or why not join us for a gin tour to experience the natural delights and unique flavours the east coast has to offer? This ever-changing tidal estuarine saltmarsh between Harwich and Walton is an inspiration every day, whether at its most tranquil and becalmed or at its most wild and foreboding. It is our home, and when it comes to East Coast Distillery’s gins, our home is definitely where our heart is.

Delight in the flavours of the east coast

The Distiller’s Cut is East Coast Distillery’s limited-edition Afternoon Tea gin, blended to be synonymous with those moments when life can move a little slower.

This is a liqueur with notes of black tea, hibiscus, rose petals, raspberries and strawberries, delivering a truly delicious jammy flavour – well what else for
Afternoon Tea?

Sweet moments to remember

Elegant and sophisticated, East Coast Distillery’s Tide’s Fortune is a crisp and classic gin that sparkles with the juniper flavours that lure any gin lover.

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

Classic and contemporary taste

Just like Tide’s Fortune Essex Dry, East Coast Distillery’s Elder Pear Dry is a classic London dry gin, which makes the most of locally-sourced and foraged botanicals.

Botanicals include foraged alexanders and dried elderflower, which are vapour infused during the process, to accent the natural sweetness of roasted pears.

Fruits from nature’s garden

Book a Tour

Why not visit the East Coast Distillery and experience at first-hand the incredible Walton Backwaters, on the doorstep of our distillery in Landermere, and taste the unique flavours of our beautiful gins?

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…”