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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World Whisky Day 2017

World Whisky Day takes place this Saturday and, to mark the occasion, I planned on sharing with you my thoughts on a whole range of world whiskies which are currently sitting on my shelves. However, due to the volume of whisky I’ve currently got open, I’m imposed a self-imposed moratorium on myself which prevents me
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Top Dalmore Whiskies

When you’re invited on fancy press trips, like my visit to Dalmore that I filled you in on earlier in the week, there’s a lot of whisky on show. But let’s be honest, you don’t need to hear me drone on about absolutely everything I tasted. So instead, here are my top picks from the
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Visiting Dalmore Distillery

Last week, I made my way northwards to visit Dalmore Distillery, as part of celebrations to mark master blender Richard Paterson’s 50 years in the whisky industry. The distillery is perched on the beautifully rugged banks of the ever-changing Cromarty Firth. Previously a hub for the oil and gas industry, many rigs are now floated
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Whisky Month 2017

Having first launched it in 2013, VisitScotland seems to have lost interest in Whisky Month, which is a shame as I think it was a great way to market the country’s fantastic whisky events to an international audience. Thankfully, most of the events have survived, so be sure to get yourself along to one of
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April’s Whisky News

With all these Bank Holidays, you must be well behind on your whisky news. Well, lucky I’ve got a round-up for you below. Industry Updates The Craigellachie 31 Year Old was named the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards (Bar Magazine). The Scotch Whisky Association has announced that exports increased in the
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Tomatin Five Virtues – Wood & Fire

I’ve said it before and I’ll happily say it again – Tomatin Distillery is one of my favourite whisky producers at the moment. I first stumbled across the distillery at 2012’s Whisky Fringe and I’ve been a big fan ever since. The team at Tomatin has created some smashing whiskies over the years, which crucially,
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An Evening with the Blenders 2017

The stars of Marvel’s Avengers have recently descended on Edinburgh for the filming of the Hollywood juggernaut’s latest instalment. And at the same time, ten whisky superheroes arrived at The Scotch Whisky Experience for the attraction’s annual An Evening with the Blenders event. Now in its sixth year, the event takes place off the back
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King’s County Whiskies

Last week, I filled you in on my visit to Kings County distillery in Brooklyn. But how do their whiskies taste? Well, here’s a rundown of the whiskies I sampled at the end of my tour, and we kick things off with something intensely American – Moonshine. Moonshine Corn Whiskey Now, this a novelty. Kings
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