About me

Me (left)

I am Sjoerd.

I love whisky. I like other drinks too, but whisky is my preferred poison.

I live in Krommenie, near Amsterdam. In The Netherlands we’re quite lucky to have boatloads of whisky retailers and a very liberal import policy for bottles from elsewhere. This means there’s always something new too try. Oftentimes there’s too much.

Some of my favorite distilleries are Springbank, Lagavulin, Clynelish and Bowmore, but also non-Scottish distilleries like Zuidam, Yamazaki and Wild Turkey.

I try to blog several times per week but sometimes life gets in the way. I occasionally host a tasting and I do a lot of bottle-shares through slightly more private channels.


16 Responses to About me

  1. Piet says:

    Welkom terug dan zal ik maar zeggen.

    Je site staat nu ook in de geclassificeerde lijst op Het Whisky forum.

  2. Jelle says:

    Hoi Sjoerd,

    Leuke website.
    Erg leuk filmpje van Lagavulin in je post van 12 augustus!

    Veel succes met je blog, ik zal er zeker van tijd tot tijd je nieuwe post bekijken.



  3. Jeroen says:


    we hebben elkaar laatst bij de Japanse N&T van De Whiskykoning kort gesproken. Ik vroeg me af of jij een Bossche Whiskyclub kent ? Ik weet dat er in Nijmegen een zit (die hebben de 22ste trouwens een interessante tasting) maar ik ben naar zoiets op zoek in de omgeving van Den Bosch. BVD voor je reactie,

    gr. Jeroen Hanssen

  4. Sanne says:

    Hi Sjoerd,
    Heb jij misschien een mailadres waarop ik jou wat leuke whisky-tips kan sturen?


  5. Jessica Marais says:

    Hi Sjoerd,

    I am from Eulogy and we have recently taken on Bowmore as a client. I was wondering if there was an email address I could contact you on?

  6. Dear Sjoerd,

    My company is A Wee Taste of Scotland and we are the European importers for the Prometheus series of whiskies from The Glasgow Distillery Company. Could you give me an address to which I can send you a tasting bottle please?

    Many thanks,

  7. Hi,

    I really like your website. I’m a big fan of whiskey in general. So much so we’ve started sourcing and aging coffee beans in whiskey barrels. Any chance you would be up for reviewing our coffee for your blog readers? I can send out some free samples to you. Awesome site by the way.

    Let me know.

  8. Jonas says:

    How does one contact you for buying samples?

  9. Anon says:

    Hi Sjoerd, Please can you email me about buying some samples? Thanks!

  10. Anuj Agarwal says:

    Hi Sjoerd,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Malt Fascination has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 40 Whiskey Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 40 Whiskey Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


  11. Hi there,

    I hope you don’t mind me contacting you out of the blue. I’m Vanessa, Marketing Intern at Douglas Laing & Co, and working on behalf of the Syndicate Blended Scotch Whisky which is distributed by Douglas Laing.

    We believe that Syndicate 12 Years Old is a bit of an “unsung hero” of the whisky world! We’d love to send you a sample. If you’re happy to receive this, can you share your postal address please?

    To give you a bit of background – the Syndicate blend contains 18 Single Malt Whiskies and 4 Single Grain Whiskies. The quality and consistency of the blend has been maintained over the years by operating a ‘Solera’ system whereby when additional 12 year Old whiskies are added they are reblended with the older stock, so the Syndicate that’s bottled today still contains small quantities of the original 1958 blend. The whisky spends its final 2 years maturing in first fill Oloroso Sherry casks, giving a rich, complex character to the spirit.

    Look forward to hearing from you!

    Vanessa Hogan

  12. Michael Manganiello says:

    Hey Sjoerd, I may be interest in trading and buying bottles/samples from you. Please email me when you have a chance. Cheers.

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