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.

Lagavulin 1997, 21yo, 56.6% – OB for Boris, Floris, Bram, Sebastian, Ronny, Rolf

I don’t know four of the six people mentioned in the title, but the other two (Bram and Floris) are the guys behind WhiskyNerds, and fellow Usquebaugh Society club members. What I also know is that they’ve bottled some amazing … Continue reading

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Have you ever tasted Loch Ewe?

Tom van Engelen found another weird sample in his cupboard and decided to write about it. At some length, as we’ve come to expect. Fun additional fact: The Loch Ewe Distillery and the accompanying hotel appear to be for sale … Continue reading

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The Whisky Exchange Christmas Malt, Glenfarclas, 17yo, 58.7%

Yesterday a brand new sample arrived from The Whisky Exchange. It was their Christmas Malt for the upcoming festive season. According to their own press release it is “a 17-year-old Speyside from the canonical mystery family-owned distillery”.  Quite a clear … Continue reading

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Glenallachie 10, 2007-2017, 64.7% – Adelphi

This sample is a fairly random one I found in my collection after ordering something from Dramtime.nl. Also, it is only the second Glenallachie from Adelphi ever, according to Whiskybase. I find that kind of surprising, but I guess that … Continue reading

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Aberlour 16, 1997-2013, 51.2% – Distillery Only

Somehow, Aberlour is not a distillery I get to try a lot of. There aren’t a lot of independent bottlers compared to some others, and their official range is quite static. A few age statements and their A’bunadh (an awesome … Continue reading

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Benromach 12, 40%

With my family and I being on holiday in Scotland, in Findhorn, I had to pick some nice drams for the evenings. I might sound weird to bring whisky to Scotland, but with prices there and here, and with there … Continue reading

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Dallas Dhu 1981-2005, 24yo, 58.3% – Duncan Taylor

With my family and I being on holiday in Scotland, in Findhorn, I had to pick some nice drams for the evenings. I might sound weird to bring whisky to Scotland, but with prices there and here, and with there … Continue reading

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