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.

Arran White Stag, 17yo, 54.2%

I’m going to report on last Wednesday’s Twitter Tasting in a bit of a jumble, starting with this bottling that ended the tasting. I didn’t report earlier since I took my wife to Venice for her birthday (which was in … Continue reading

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Yamazaki 1993-2008, 15yo, 62%, Heavily Peated

This single cask from Yamazaki stood there, on The Whisky Exchange’s website in 2008, staring me in the eye. You know, back in the day where a hundred bucks could buy you good Japanese whisky, from all over the spectrum. … Continue reading

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Nikka Miyagikyo 1989-2007, 18yo, 60%, single cask #105419

It’s been a while since I did a new review and that’s because two of my wisdom teeth were pulled last week. Alcohol wasn’t a really good idea with the painkillers I got and somehow even without the pain medication … Continue reading

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Wolfburn new make, 18 months and 22 months old

A while ago I saw a blog post from Yoav G. about Wolfburn spirits. Since I have been following his whisky movements for a while I knew he hadn’t been to the distillery to get his hands on samples, which … Continue reading

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The Whisky Dream – Stuart Rivans

In the rather low amount of books I’m reading this year, there of course are whisky books. The one that describes the rebirth of Bruichladdich (waking a giant, they call it) was mentioned a while ago somewhere and that reminded … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 25, 1983-2008, 53.2% – Bladnoch Forum

It’s been a while again, but this one came from my own collection. Came, past tense, since I finished the bottle over the weekend. That also means that the review came from the tail end of the bottle, which makes … Continue reading

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Bunnahabhain 1987-2014, 51.3% – Liquid Art (The Osprey)

Another one of those freaky animal/insect mash ups on the label. This time it’s an osprey with a moth body. I wonder how much of the whisky they’ve had before they come up with this stuff… Bunnahabhain is a bit … Continue reading

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