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.

Ireland 1991-2015, 23yo, 54.9% – The Nectar of the Daily Dram

For little over a year now Irish whiskey’s have become vastly more popular than they were for years. At least, to malt whisky fanatics that is. Irish whiskey has always had its fair share of fans for Jameson, Redbreast and … Continue reading

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Millstone Rye, 10yo, 58.6% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

A little while ago I organized a bottle share of this baby, after tasting some great samples of Zuidam Rye. I got enthused by this one from the moment they announced it at The Whisky Exchange, but I found the … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1998, 17yo PX Finish, 48.9% – OB for The Whisky Exchange

At Maltstock I generally trade a lot of booze with other people. For some I bring samples, for others bottles. And for Billy Abbott of The Whisky Exchange, I normally bring a few beers and whatever I’ve got lying around … Continue reading

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Man walks into a Pub – Pete Brown

It’s been ages since I finished a book, let alone one that has some significance for the blog. But, last week I started commuting by train again, and that means at least 40 minutes of reading extra per day. In … Continue reading

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Oban 12, decanter from the 1970s

A bit of a divergent title since there’s not much info in there. Funny thing is, there’s not much info on the bottle either. No ABV, no contents. Just that it’s beenĀ bottled by John Hopkins & Sons. Based on the … Continue reading

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Old Pulteney 2000-2014, 14yo, 61.1%, Hand bottled at the Distillery

Somehow I don’t try many Old Pulteneys. That’s more strange since I generally really enjoy the taste and aroma it brings, with gentle briny notes covered in fruit and vanilla. Deducing from that you might say I prefer the bourbon … Continue reading

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Two new bottle shares!

I’ve been doing bottle shares since forever, and recently I started a group on Facebook (hidden and such) for the usual suspects of them. Those guys get first crack since they’re participating a lot and also because they’re in The … Continue reading

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