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. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.

Arran 18, 46%

Woohoo! It’s here. The new Arran 18 has been released over the last week and today it arrived in Krommenie at our local bottle shop. Jolanda, who owns the place got nine bottles and I sure as hell am happy … Continue reading

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Blair Ahtol 1991-2014, 46%, ‘Foraged Fruit Fool’ – Wemyss

The second Wemyss review this week, and the third will follow soon (of the new Bowmore called ‘The Rock Pool’). This Blair Athol comes in a period of about a year or so in which quite some independent Blair Athols … Continue reading

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Glenugie 1980-2010, 29yo, 43.4% – SMWS (99.11 Tickled by ‘monstera deliciosa’)

Glenugie bottlings are incredibly hard to come by. While the distillery closed in 1983 like some 25 others there never was much of this to go around, far less than Port Ellen and Brora and the likes. And those two … Continue reading

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Aberfeldy 1999-2014, 46%, ‘Toffee Tuile’ – Wemyss

This week my first ever pack of samples from Wemyss arrived. A while ago I asked them politely if they were willing to include me on their sample list, as they do with many other bloggers. They kindly agreed, after … Continue reading

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Sediment – Two Gentlemen and Their Mid-Life Terroirs, CJ & PK

The second wine book I’ve ever read. I’m not sure how I got to hear about this book, but it must have been through their website. Now how I got there has been lost in the mists of time. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 30, 1984-2014, 56.2% – Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

The Caol Ilas we’ve seen over the last couple of years have shown some true greatness, especially those bottled at some 30 years old. The early eighties seem to have been some great years for the Port Askaig distillery. This … Continue reading

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Inverleven 1991-2008, 40% – Gordon & MacPhail

As with that awesome Convalmore from a while ago, I got this one in that sample swap with buddy MZ. I don’t know how this trade came to be and who asked who for what, but based on that Convalmore, … Continue reading

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