Author Archives: Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.

More Jack Daniel’s than I’ve ever had before

What always strikes me as interesting is that some distilleries or brands are most famous for an entry level drink, which is utter crap compared to everything that comes after. As in, Johnnie Walker is a pretty solid brand, but … Continue reading

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1792 Small Batch Bourbon, 46.85%

In the last year or so, I’ve been getting a bit more into bourbon again. There’ve been quite a number of bottle shares and I’ve used one American whiskey in most of the #StayTheFuckHome Tastings that I’ve been doing with … Continue reading

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Knockdhu 10, 2009-2020, Cask 700308, 56.6% – A.D. Rattray for The Whisky Bar Oslo

How’s that for an obscure bottle! Longmorn Brother GvB brought it by and was kind enough to give me a sample a little while ago. It’s been ages since I tried a Knockdhu, and I like the official line of … Continue reading

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Ardnamurchan Release 3, AD/04.21:03, 46.8%

The third release of Ardnamurchan was released last week. In the Netherlands at least. Of course, the shops that had it first sold out instantly, and by the end of the week the rush was already over and it’s available … Continue reading

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A Highland Distillery 10yo, 2010-2020, Sherry Butt 2090, 54.8% – The Maltman

Where there always have been a lot of ‘secret Speyside’ releases over the last decades, there weren’t that many secret Highland version around. This has changed over the last couple of years with more and more distilleries not wanting their … Continue reading

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Two rums by The Duchess: Worthy Park (Jamaica) and Diamond (Guyana)

I’ve had these samples for a while but for some reason sitting down and reviewing them hadn’t happened yet. A shame, but let’s do a bit of catch-up! Diamond Distillery 17yo, 2003-2020, 59.3% – The Duchess (Hummingbirds) A little bit … Continue reading

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Longmorn 1976, Hogshead, 52% – The Dalriada Whisky Company

Generally, when a bottler releases an old whisky like this, there’s quite some information on the bottle. Previous contents of the cask, year of bottling, age. Stuff that makes it stand out. Things that make you go ‘I want that … Continue reading

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Cragganmore 20, 1999-2020, Recharred American oak casks, 55.8%

Of course I had already forgotten about it, but I did get a sample of last year’s Cragganmore Special Release by Diageo. It’s not even that the announcement of the special releases for this autumn reminded me of it, I … Continue reading

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GlenAllachie 12, 2008-2021, PX Hogshead 847, 54.1% – OB for Passion for Whisky

This limited edition GlenAllachie was released a couple of months ago by Passion for Whisky, and to nobody’s surprise it sold out rather quickly. I was conscious enough to order a bottle in time, and of course it was bottle-shared. … Continue reading

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Longmorn 17, 2002, Bourbon Cask, 53.9% – SMWS (7.239, Lemon curd bread-and-butter pudding)

Well, at least this time around the name of the whisky has something to do with flavors that make any sense. So I cound that as a win! Other than that we’re talking about a bourbon matured Longmorn here. Of … Continue reading

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