Author Archives: Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y and beer. I like to listen to loads of music and read an occasional book. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.

Widow Jane corrections

Right, after some discussion regarding today’s review of Widow Jane bourbon, it appears I have fallen for the PR crap that is their website. (‘They’ is the Cacao Pietro Distillery in New York City). It appears they are currently distilling a … Continue reading

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Widow Jane, 7yo Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 45.5% – Cacao Prieto Distillery

A seven year old bourbon from Brooklyn in New York City. When I first read that sentence, my thoughts were “New York my ass, they just sourced it from Heaven Hill or MGP or so. It turns out that it’s … Continue reading

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The Road to Craigellachie – Hans Offringa

I think this is one of the quintessential books on whisky if you’re a Dutch whisky geek. Almost everyone has it or has at least read it, but I hadn’t until now. For some reason I never got around to … Continue reading

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Edradour 2006-2013, 7yo, 59.2% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

The fourth Whisky Exchange sample in a row, and if memory serves, the last one in my stash at the moment. I’ll check later today, if I get around to it. The fourth sample, and for the fourth time in … Continue reading

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Kilchoman 2008-2013, 4yo, 61% – OB for The Whisky Show 2013

The third sample in a row from The Whisky Exchange. This time a Kilchoman from a bourbon cask, specially released for their The Whisky Show. I’m not going to talk too much about Kilchoman since everybody has already done that … Continue reading

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Ledaig 16yo, 1997-2013, 56.8% – Gordon and Macphail for The Whisky Exchange

Ledaig and Tobermory, a distillery that supposedly releases some kick-ass drams every now and then, but one that I’ve never fallen in love with. I’ve tried quite a lot of the young Ledaigs from a couple years ago and can’t … Continue reading

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Glentauchers 16yo, 1997-2013, 54.3% – Gordon and Macphail for The Whisky Exchange

The  long titles to blog posts seem to be becoming a theme. Maybe I should just review some drams that were regular OBs instead of private casks by independent bottlers. Anyway, Glentauchers is a distillery that’s mostly used in Ballantines … Continue reading

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