About me

I am Sjoerd.

I love booze.

I try to focus on whisk(e)y mostly, but I like many different kinds of distillates and brews.

I have no preference for a style of whisky, whether it’s Single Malt, Bourbon, Rye, Irish Pot Still, or whatever. Sometimes I dabble in other spirits like rum, absinthe, jenever, gin, mezcal, what have you.

Since 2014 I am also chief-editor of the club magazine of the Usquebaugh Society (De Kiln). A quarterly magazine by and for members of the club.

As a day job I develop web software at Emakina (formerly Relephant) in Amsterdam. I’m a sucker for media (books, music and tv shows). Going out consists of restaurants, bars and concerts.

I sometimes host a whisky tasting too. I’ve done so recently at home (obviously), but also at work, or at De Verwachting in Assendelft.

14 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.


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