Welcome to The Finest Cut

Hi, and welcome to The Finest Cut Over time, I hope that this blog becomes the place you come to find out about all things boozy, from whisky and gin, to wine and beer.  Having started in November 2014 as a blog mainly focussed on whisky, it evolved in September 2015 to reflect the exciting
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Dishoom Breakfast

I told you it would happen. Back when I attended the launch of Dishoom Edinburgh, I spied a breakfast menu which was just calling out to me. So, just four weeks later, I found myself invited back and was ready to be impressed. Chai Chai Chai! We were shown to a table overlooking the beautiful
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Benromach Sassicaia 2009

Since Gordon & MacPhail breathed live back into Benromach back in the late 1990s, the distillery has gradually been building up a sterling back catalogue of single malts. Some come and go without making much of a scene; whilst others return again and again, increasingly with popularity each time. So how does the Benromach Sassicaia
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Visiting Brooklyn Brewery

At the end of March, I was lucky enough to jet off to New York for the very first time. Whilst there, I saw all the usual sights – mainly tall buildings – but being a drinks bore, I wanted to squeeze in a couple of distilleries and breweries. And when in New York, there’s
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Glenmorangie Bacalta

The Glenmorangie Private Edition range has always struck me as one of the best limited edition ranges the Scotch whisky industry has to offer. Over a number of years, the Tain-based distiller has built up a solid range of interesting and adventurous expressions. Best of all, a punter can usually pick one of these up
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Confessions of a Whisky Blogger

Warning: Today’s blog is slightly self-indulgent…but aren’t most of them. Enjoy! I’ve been writing this blog for around two and a half years now, and it’s been a great adventure thus far. After years of simply boring friends and family with my whisky knowledge and rants, I was finally able to share my passion with
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February’s Whisky News

After a sluggish start to the year, February was choc-a-block with whisky news. And you can find a round-up of all the highlights below. Industry Updates Single malt exports have topped £1bn for the first time (BBC News), with whisky helping exports to Japan to hit the £100m mark for the first time (The Scotsman).
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Oban Gin – The Full Story

These blogs originally appeared over the course of a week between Monday 20 and Friday 24 February 2017. However, for those who want to read the story of Oban Gin all in one go, I’ve brought the whole thing together in a Guardian-style long read. Just an initial warming – the whole article runs close
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