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.

Michel Couvreur 12 year old whisky, 43%

Ever since I was at Michel Couvreur in Burgundy last year I’ve had sort of a fascination for the brand. How this came to result in no bottles bought except for a four year old grain whisky, I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Tobermory 1972-2005, 32 years old, Oloroso sherry cask finish, 49.5%

Somehow, it seems to be a legendary year for many a distillery. 1972. GlenDronach, Caperdonich, but also Ledaig and Tobermory. Ledaig 1972 is one of the ‘argument’ whiskies people mention when I state I generally don’t like Ledaig. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Hyde 10 years old Single Malt, President’s Cask, 46%

Hyde Irish Whiskey is a new brand of Irish Single Malt. As you might guess from the fact that they start their company with a 10 year old single malt, they’ve not distilled this product but bought it. The whiskey … Continue reading

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Millstone Rye, 6.5 yeard old, 43.3%, bottled for the Usquebaugh Society, 2014

Last year the Usquebaugh Society, by far the coolest whisky club in The Netherlands, bottled this six and a half years old (to the day) Millstone Rye Whisky. In March 2014 a delegation of some sixty members made the trip … Continue reading

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Octomore 06.3, 2009-2014, 5yo, 64%, Islay Barley

It’s been ages since I tried an Octomore. Well, last November if I recall correctly. Generally they’re not my first pick when it comes to peated whisky. Actually, apart from young Ledaig, they might actually be my last pick, although … Continue reading

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Mezcal Bottle share #3: Los Danzantes and Alipus

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m doing another bottle share. I keep finding Mezcal a hugely interesting drink. And while not even all bottles from the previous share have been reviewed yet (my to-review queue is about a mile long by now) … Continue reading

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Alacrán Mezcal Joven, 46%

This is one of the two remaining mezcals that I still needed to review from the last bottle-share. I’ve been working my way through the scraps of some of those I already reviewed for a while now and thought it … Continue reading

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