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.

Kildalton 2007, 54.4% – Archives (Fishes of Samoa)

One of the side effects of ordering at Whiskybase is that they generally and generously toss in a couple of wee samples of their Archives range. This means some new things to taste every once in a while, from a … Continue reading

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Old Crow, 43% +/- 1970

I reviewed an Old Crow bourbon last year, which was pretty awesome but had a crappy cap. This one is a lot better, from a regular bottle. The Italian tax label suggests that this was bottled between 1969 and 1971, … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 30, 1980-2010, 53.3% – Bladnoch Forum

Caol Ila has always been a favorite of mine. There are terrific whiskies from this Islay distillery, but mostly it is because this is the whisky with which my fascination truly kicked off. I bought my first bottle of Caol … Continue reading

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Highland Park Sigurd, 43%

Highland Park Sigurd. I initially wanted this bottle because it’s called Sigurd. Sigurd is the Norse base name for Sjoerd, which is rather epic. It means something like ‘Keeper of Victory’. Rob, the owner of Whiskykoning in Den Bosch, saw … Continue reading

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The Lost Blend, 46% – Compass Box

Compass Box is a very interesting company from London that produces an impressive array of impressive whiskies. Some blends and some blended malts. Some of their whiskies are okay but still worth the money you spend on them. Most of the whiskies, … Continue reading

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Delirium Café Amsterdam

Right. Yesterday a couple of colleagues and I went on the piss. On a school night. That was not such a good idea, since I was already massively sleep deprived, and last night my body was mostly processing alcohol instead … Continue reading

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Birthday Booze

33. A number that is not unimportant to the freemasons and Illuminati. Now, before you get visions of all kinds of DaVinci Code crap, I don’t really know anything about that. Today, I thought I would find time to be … Continue reading

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