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.

Tobermory 15yo, 46.3%, Limited Edition 2008

Ah, Tobermory. I have a weird relationship with that distillery. When I went to my first whisky tasting ever, in Den Bosch at Barrique, there was one which I thought absolutely sublime. I only ended up not buying it since … Continue reading

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Altore, 40%

About a year and a half ago I blogged about the Altore Moresca Reserve Finish. One of two of a ‘Corsican’ whisky you can more or less just buy on the island. Corsican is between quotation marks because the whisky … Continue reading

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Campbeltown Loch 30, 40%

Several years ago I bought this bottle after tasting it and mistaking it for a single malt. I’d like to say I’ve come a long way since then, but I guess that’s just wishful thinking. In this case I feel … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday Bash #4

Last Saturday was the day of this wee blog’s fourth birthday party. Not the actual 4th birthday but due to pregnancy and the lack of planning thereof we pulled that forward a little bit. As said in the announcement post … Continue reading

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The NAS debate #2

Last Monday I wrote a little bit about the NAS debate that’s been going on for about two years. It turned out to be a rather popular post, one of the more popular ones of the last couple of months. … Continue reading

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The upcoming 4th birthday

On Saturday (July 19th) MaltFascination will celebrate it’s fourth birthday. Technically the anniversary is on August 3rd, but with our second kid being due on August 10th I didn’t want to take the risk of having to cancel the celebrations. This … Continue reading

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The NAS debate

I don’t think I’ve ever written a post on the NAS debate that’s keeping the whisky industry and aficionados in its grips ever, except the April Fools post a couple of months ago, but I have mingled in the discussions … Continue reading

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Glenfarclas Dark Oloroso Cask, 1980-2002, 21yo, 53%

Every couple of years something strange happens in The Netherlands. For some reason, from some warehouse, a pallet of whisky pops up that everyone had forgotten about. A couple of years ago (I think it was 2008) it was Brora … Continue reading

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Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project #89, 45%

I got a sample from Israeli/American friend Shai a while ago but I didn’t get around to tasting it until recently. I know this is how a lot of my posts start but in this case I really wanted to … Continue reading

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Absinthe: A Myth Always Green – Benoît Noël, Peter Verte, Artémis

Another book I read during my holiday in France. It seemed appropriate. First, to get this off my mind: I don’t believe the writers used their own names. It seems unlikely someone is actually named Artemis, and then the combination … Continue reading

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