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.

Blind Tasting Competition 14: Glen Scotia 13yo, 1999-2013, 61.4% – SMWS (93.55)

Well, at least I’m not a complete free fall anymore after this dram. Yesterday netted me no points again but I’m getting a couple of measly points every second day. Unfortunately, I’m still dropping in the rankings since I only … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 13: GlenDronach 1993-2013, 20yo, 59.1%, cask #33 – Abbey Whisky

The last third of the competition commences now. We’ve had 12 drams so far with a possible 1200 points to score. I am slightly ashamed that I’ve not even managed to get 300 points, I’m at 292 at the moment … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 12: Glen Keith 20yo, 1992-2013, 49.2% – The Perfect Dram

So, trying again today. Hopefully I remember to actually save my post manually before closing my browser. I got 20 points for region yesterday. I hope I get some more today. Not likely, but it would be nice. Somehow I … Continue reading

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Teeling Single Malt Whiskey, 46%

Last week there was a Twitter Tasting of the new Single Malt whiskey from Teeling Distillery in Ireland. They’re in the process of building a distillery but this was from their current releases in which they buy and blend mature … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 11: Balblair 23, 1990-2013, 46%

Well this sucks. I had the entire post lined up yesterday. WordPress usually saves everything you do, resulting in way too many fake drafts and this time it just decided to not do that. So I lost my post, and … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 10: Balmenach 8yo, 2003-2012, 62.7% – SMWS

Another 0-pointer based on a weird Blair Athol. I don’t think I’ve ever had more than one or two Blair Athols ever. So, even more so than with the Littlemill, I wouldn’t have ever recognized it. More so, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 9: Blair Athol 1988, 25yo, 46% – The Ultimate

Yesterday I scored 0 points. It might that the downward spiral has begun, since today I have no clue to what this can be either. Since I barely ever have tasted Littlemill, especially none that were those recent single casks. … Continue reading

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