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.

Brewdog’s Russian Dolls.

I’ve long been a sucker for Brewdog’s beers. Lately it’s been on the back burner a little bit since I find that they’ve gone a bit awry with their pricing. Most ‘one off’ beers that I would like to try … Continue reading

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Wasmund’s Copper Fox Rye Whiskey, 45%

This is a weird one, from an American craft distillery. I’ve come to learn after some years of skepticism that there are quite some kick-ass little distilleries in the USA, whether or not they’re releasing their own spirits or buying and … Continue reading

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Two BenRiach cask samples. A Virgin Oak and a PX Sherry

Last year I went to Scotland on holiday. We visited BenRiach distillery, which is a truly great place for any whisky lover. Of course, there were some samples tasted and in this case they came straight from random casks in … Continue reading

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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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