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.

Ben Nevis 1996-2020, 23yo, 47.6% – The Whisky Agency

The short hiatus of two weeks can mean only a few things. In this case it was all positive: summer holiday! This also gave me some time to finish some awesome samples and bottles I had sitting on the shelves … Continue reading

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Teaninich 20, 1999-2019, 49.7% – Michiel Wigman

This was the first bottling I got that was done by Michiel Wigman. Mr. Springbank, the embodiment of Dutch Whisky Connection, to me at least. To see a Teaninich bottled was something of a surprise, since it’s not a distillery … Continue reading

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De Whiskykoning’s Summer Whisky Tasting, 2020 edition

Rob Stevens, proprietor of Whiskyslijterij De Koning hosts four seasonally themed tastings each year. As in, there are four themes, but there are way more tastings. He can only fit 11 people in his tasting room, so there’s three tastings … Continue reading

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Secret Speyside 1993-2020, 47.7% – Michiel Wigman

The fourth (or third, depending on how you look at it) of Michiel Wigman’s own whisky bottlings. Anyway, it was part of the second batch of two whiskies. Another of these secret distilleries that are so popular currently, with every … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 16, 2003-2020, 51.7% – Malts of Scotland

Over the years I have developed a soft spot for Bruichladdich. Especially ‘normal’ Bruichladdich. Normal Bruichladdich without the heaps of peat from Octomore and, to a lesser extent, Port Charlotte. Normal Bruichladdich without the exponential amount of weird casks used … Continue reading

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Tobermory 25 1994-2020, Refill Sherry Butt, 50.9% – Kintra Whisky / Whisky Mercenary

It’s been a while since either The Whisky Mercenary or Kintra Whisky (respectively from Belgium and The Netherlands) bottled a cask of whisky. Now they show up with a 25 year old Tobermory, which they split. Nowadays a pretty rare … Continue reading

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De Whiskykoning’s American Whiskey Tasting, 2020 edition

Every year there are lots of thematic tastings at Whiskyslijterij De Koning. I always try to participate in some, but it’s a logistical nightmare to get back home later at night. Sometimes the trip back takes three hours with lots … Continue reading

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Burnt Ends, Blended Whisk(e)y, 45%

I managed to get a sample of this through NR, who I used to be in a whisky club with, some years ago. So thanks where thanks is due! This thing is called Burnt Ends to tie in with the … Continue reading

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Waterford Bannow Island and Ballykilcavan

Waterford has been sometime coming. The entire production of the distillery, and the three years wait until the whisky was released was broadcasted through various social media channels, magazines and other media on a level that is unheard of. Normally … Continue reading

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Ledaig 25, 1995-2020, 48.5% – The Whisky Agency

It’s been a while since I had anything from The Whisky Agency, but recently I got the opportunity to buy some bottles and I did. I bought the 25 year old Ledaig, and a 23 year old Ben Nevis. The … Continue reading

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