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.

Lascaw 12 year old, 40%, truffle cask finish

I just got to try this one at Zeewijck in IJmuiden, which happens to be a great shop, run by a great guy, who also organizes last week’s Whisky & Rum aan Zee festival. Which is also great. Anyway, last … Continue reading

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Balblair 2002, 1st edition, 46%

I love Balblair. Ever since I visited the distillery last year, and a Twitter tasting done before that I just love the distillery. Not even sure why since I didn’t try that many of their whiskies, since not many shops … Continue reading

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The Reference Series by Master of Malt, part 2.2

The second part of the second post on the Reference Series by Master of Malt, this time I’m trying II.2 and II.3, to which I still have to look up the introduced variables. I just did that and the addition … Continue reading

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The Reference Series by Master of Malt, part 2.1

A while ago I got some samples from Master of Malt again. They had just released the second iteration of their Reference Series, which could also be called Whisky Homework. I’m still slightly in doubt whether or not Master of … Continue reading

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Whisky en Rum aan Zee 2014

This year saw the 9th edition of Whisky en Rum aan Zee (Whisky and Rum at Sea), not to be confused with Whisky by the Sea, and several other whisky festivals in coastal venues. Since my brother in law is … Continue reading

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Raw Spirit – Iain Banks

It’s been a while since I finished a book. The new kid being around has kept me busy and when you’re already slightly too tired for your own good, reading isn’t the thing that’s going to keep you going. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Kilchoman 2009-2014, 5 years old, PX finish, 58.3% – Exclusive for Abbey Whisky

The last of the four Abbey Whisky releases I’m doing currently. So far all’s been good and I’m doubting whether or not I’ve seen such consistent quality in a series of private releases recently. Also, I’m doing the third Kilchoman … Continue reading

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