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.

Barrell Bourbon, Batch 4, 6 years old, 58.4%

A few years ago, my mate Shai went back home to America, for some holiday. He thought it a good idea to do a bottle share of some things he picked up there. If I recall correctly there was a … Continue reading

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Dutch Whisky Festival 2018

In twelve days the inaugural edition of Dutch Whisky Festival will take place. A couple of whisky buddies of mine (Jeroen Koetsier and Arno Borsboom, with help from Michiel Wigman) are organizing it in Arnhem with the festival focusing on … Continue reading

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Miltonduff 2009 – Casqueteers

So, there’s not a lot of information on this bottling. It’s a bourbon cask from 2009, number 900068, to be precise. Also, the Casqueteers bought it in 2015 and plan to store it until 2021-ish. The shares were available for … Continue reading

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Two Springbanks from the Cage!

When in Campbeltown you have to visit Cadenhead’s. Especially since Mark Watt took over they’ve quickly become one of the, if not the, best bottler I know. However, when at Cadenhead’s, you’re technically also at Springbank. And, maybe coincidentally, that … Continue reading

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Knob Creek 9yo, Cask 3080, 60% – OB for K&L Wines

September is Bourbon Heritage Month, apparently. For us outside of the USA it doesn’t mean anything and I’m not even sure it’s still a thing stateside. Anyway, I thought it was a good excuse to review a bourbon that I … Continue reading

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Highland Park 18, 1999-2018, 53.6% – Berry Brothers & Rudd

I was discussing a trip to Scotland I’m planning for winter with a friend, with said friend. We were debating whether or not to fly to Glasgow and do the Arran/Campbeltown/Fort William trip or to fly to Inverness and venture … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie Signet, 46%

In his recent guest post, Shai called Glenmorangie Signet ‘his favorite whisky he likes to drink, but not buy’. I found that a curious statement, but it got me thinking about it. When Signet came out, I guess about a … Continue reading

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