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.

Glenglassaugh 1976-2004, 27yo, 46.8% – Signatory Vintage

Glenglassaugh is a distillery in an area that has seen many closings, technically. The eastern highlands still have some distilleries open, but there’s a lot of them that have shut down over the years. One of the most prominent ones … Continue reading

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Inchgower 1982, 29yo, 53.9% –

Sometimes I find a whisky with a certain profile that I find very hard to define, but oh so delicious. It happened with an Inchgower 1982 from Duncan Taylor.¬†It also happened with a 1982 Clynelish I had during the BTC … Continue reading

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Yamazaki Limited Edition 2015, 43%

As part of a deal for a bottle I recently sold I could come over the guy who bought it and pick some samples. He’s very focused on Japanese whisky and therefore has some contacts in the land of the … Continue reading

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Eylandt Legend, white spirit, 40% – Kampen Distillateurs

Kampen Destillateurs is a small Dutch distillery in the province of Zeeland. They, like Zuidam¬†mainly produce other drinks. In this case that’s mostly liqueurs, vodka and a grappa like product. A couple of years ago (information is sketchy) they released … Continue reading

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Inchgower 1994-2007, 13yo, 58.9%, The Manager’s Dram

During my last Blog Birthday Bash buddy TT left me a sample of this. Contrary to what usually happens (I’m trying to improve this, it’s going better) it didn’t disappear in my nigh-infinite sample stash but I drank it soon. … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1976-2010, 33yo, Cask 8795, 53.2%

For some distilleries there are years that are much better than others. For others it’s a couple of years. I think most of the people who read my ramblings know at least some name-year combinations that rock a lot of … Continue reading

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Highland Park Odin, 16yo, 55.8%

About a million years ago (on February 19th of 2015, in the time of the mammoth) I did a bottle share of Highland Park’s then newest release in their ‘short series’ stuff. The Odin. The follow up and grand finale … Continue reading

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