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.

Elements of Islay Peat & Sherry, 56.8%

For the 20th anniversary of The Whisky Exchange a few bottlings have been released so far. I rather vividly remember some of their releases for the tenth anniversary. Back then I did a bottle-share with that Clynelish 37, Hakushu 20 … Continue reading

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Springbank 10 Local Barley, 2019 edition, 56.2%

Just at the end of last year the final edition of the Local Barley whiskies from Springbank was released. The final one because they announced that they’d be releasing five different ones over a five year period. This is the … Continue reading

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The state of the samples – 2020 edition

Last year I wrote a post about the rather insane amount of samples I had knocking about my whisky shelf, in my tiny home office. I found some gems pushed to the back by newer additions and finished these over … Continue reading

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Teaninich 17yo, 58.3% – The Manager’s Dram

In the past, Diageo sometimes let their distillery managers select a cask from the warehouse for a line of bottlings. The most recent exercise in this was the Manager’s Choice, which was a huge flop by any measure. Some of … Continue reading

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A beer and cheese tasting with Fromagerie Abraham Kef and De Kromme Haring

Last Friday the missus and I went to a beer and cheese tasting in Amsterdam, hosted by Fromagerie Kef, with beers from De Kromme Haring. Now I know the cheese parlor for their epic cheeses which JK and I used … Continue reading

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Inverleven 1985-2000, 40% – Gordon & MacPhail

Inverleven used to be a small single malt facility within the Dumbarton grain whisky distillery near Glasgow. It’s been decommissioned in 1991, but interestingly enough, the stills are still in use. Initially they were bought by Mark Reinier to build … Continue reading

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Music in 2019

Like last year, I’m about a month late with this post. Also like last year, things were insanely busy, both in things to do and things on my mind. Being in-between-jobs brings a lot of stress and a very strange … Continue reading

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