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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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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Tamdhu Batch Strength 002

Tamdhu is one of the distilleries to have benefited from the current demand for Scotch whisky – in fact, it actually saved it. Built at the end of the nineteenth century, Tamdhu was envisaged as being the most advanced distillery ever devised. Unfortunately, the distillery’s whisky never gained the unenviable reputation its founders sought, with
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Dishoom Edinburgh

Dishoom has been creating plenty of buzz since it arrived on St Andrew Square last November. The brand – which calls a beautiful 1920s-era Grade-A listed building its home – made Edinburgh its first stop outside of London and its been well worth the trip up the East Coast mainline. On its official opening night,
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Paul John Whisky – Brilliance & Bold

John Distillery – the brains behind Paul John whisky – has been running since 1992 and is currently the third largest whisky brand in India. However, much of this output is comprised of molasses style Indian whisky; very little of which is either seen or consumed outside its home country. However, recognising the growth in
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Indian Whisky: An Introduction

India. Loves. Whisky. Simple as that.  The country’s biggest brand, Officer’s Choice, sold an astounding 400 million bottles in 2015. This must be great for Scotland and the Scotch whisky industry? Well, not quite, as the world of Indian whisky is a bit of a labyrinth. The Technicalities In India, the guidelines for what constitutes
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