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.

Diamond Distillery 20yo, Guyana, 50.8% – The Duchess

This is a bit of an interesting one, as was the Foursquare from a few days ago. The Foursquare was matured in both bourbon casks (fairly regular) and sherry casks (fairly unique). This one is matured in Armagnac casks, even … Continue reading

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Caroni 21yo, Trinidad, 64.1% – The Duchess

Caroni is more or less the Port Ellen of the rum world. It’s been closed for a decade or two, and prices are soaring since most people are only now (the last couple of years) discovering the quality of the … Continue reading

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Foursquare Hereditas 14yo, Barbados, 56% – The Whisky Exchange

It’s been a while since I got this sample, but I’ve been quite busy over the last couple of months. Most reviews that have appeared on this wee blog have been written ages ago, because that saves a lot of … Continue reading

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Jura One and All, 21yo, 51%

Let’s get this out: I generally think of Jura as my second least favorite distillery in Scotland. The number one spot is taken by Abhainn Dearg. Somehow, I decided to give them another chance two years ago when this one … Continue reading

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Springbank 1992-2019, 47.7% – Whisky Kingdom & Duckhammers Rare & Fine

I snickered at the name ‘Duckhammers’. It seems like a very inefficient hunting tool. Anyway, I got a sample of this in the mail a little while ago with the request to review it soonish. Unfortunately, it got ridiculously hot … Continue reading

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Houses Tyrell, Greyjoy, Lannister, and the Night’s Watch

So, rather counterintuitively, I got excited by the Game of Thrones whiskies. Generally I steer clear of those highly marketed, media tie-in things, but in this case the media tie-in is something I was rather enthusiastic about. Of course, I … Continue reading

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Bad-Ass Whisky Night #4

My backlog of things to blog about is massive. I still have notes lying around from tastings I went to three years ago, and I still mean to use them for a write-up at some point. However, this tasting was … Continue reading

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