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.

Speyside Region Blended Malt, 1973, 43yo, 47.4% – The Whisky Agency for The Whisky Exchange

Of course, I’m far too late in reviewing this sample that was sent to me by The Whisky Exchange. However, I very much doubt the bottles lasted a second longer because of it. A blended malt from the early seventies, … Continue reading

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Willett 8yo, Cask 1408, 58.8%

Willett is one of those American whiskey projects that blends products from elsewhere while they build their distillery. The big difference is that Willett has been around for ages and gathered lots of fame with their very old rye whiskeys … Continue reading

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Bowmore 1996-2018, 21yo, 52.9% – Dramfool

I’m not sure who’s Facebook post tipped me about this bottling, but when I found out that a 21 year old Bowmore, from 1996, at cask strength could be had for about € 125 (if memory serves), I didn’t think … Continue reading

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Mortlach 1993-2018, 56.1% – Adelphi

It’s been both a slow and a busy week here. Not many posts in the last week or so, mostly because I’ve been quite busy, or so tired from being busy that blogging was far from the first time on … Continue reading

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Two Manzanilla cask Bunnahabhains

A little while ago a few whisky fanatics I’ve known for years had one of their decadent tastings. Contrary to previous ones which were “40%, and bottled in the sixties” and stuff like that, this one was a bit more … Continue reading

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Chichibu IPA cask, 2017 edition, 57.5%

I have very limited experience with IPA cask whiskies. Mostly because there aren’t many around. And, honestly, if Glenfiddich’s version is anything to go by, that’s not a bad thing. I tried a sip of this whisky at Maltstock last … Continue reading

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Speyburn 2004-2018, 52.5% – OB for Boomsma NL

I wrote a little introduction to Speyburn distillery a little while ago and I thought about copying it here. You know, just to check if people read with a bit of attention and notice. Anyway, this whisky was released last … Continue reading

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