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.

Glentauchers 24, 1996-2021, Barrel 22060, 46.8% – Whiskybase

It’s been a while by now, but back in 2021 when there were ‘only’ 180,000 different whiskies on Whiskybase, they released this Glentauchers. There must have been quite a parcel of casks available back then, because it seemed that everyone … Continue reading

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Four Armagnacs from Alfred Dubois Lizee, bottled for Jack Tar

Jack Tar, the new-ish bottler of high-end spirits sent a bunch of samples over a while ago. I normally try to get around to samples like this fairly quickly, but in this case I wanted to make it a more … Continue reading

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Bowmore 17, 2002-2019, Bourbon Hogshead, 53.6% – Cadenhead

Over a decade ago I visited quite a lot of whisky tastings at De Whiskykoning in Den Bosch. Even back then, when a 6 to 10 year old Bowmore from around 2000/2002 came out from bottlers like The Ultimate or … Continue reading

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Glasgow Distillery: Delicious Urban Whisky

On the way to Campbeltown for a ridiculous tasting with the ‘Springbank Stallions’, Tom also visited Glasgow Distillery. Here’s an impression It was time for me to get back to Scotland too, after a few dark years of lockdown. On … Continue reading

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Two sort-of new rums by The Duchess: Uitvlugt 27 and ‘Savannah’ 19

A while ago I got two samples from rums released late last year by The Duchess. The Dutch bottler regularly puts out awesome rums and when I got these I planned to review them soon-ish, but things happened and life … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 17, 1998-2016, PX Sherry Cask Finish, 46% – Alba Import

So, Ben Nevis from 1995 and 1996 is considered to be among the best there is, currently. In a way that makes it easy to focus on something, but you can also investigate if there’s such a big difference with … Continue reading

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Lochside 23, 1981-2005, Port Hogshead, 56.7% – Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

Every time I review a Lochside whisky I expect it to be the last. I might have to get some more samples from Teun before it’s too late! This one didn’t come from Teun though, but from Jason B. Standing. … Continue reading

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Bladnoch 20, ‘Beltie Label’, Bourbon Cask, 55%

Bladnoch is a weird distillery. Especially these releases from a decade or more ago are very unique and not always in a good way. Currently, under new ownership, the distillery is still releasing its own product with its own flavor … Continue reading

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Williamson 2010-2020, Refill Barrel twj-Lph01, 52.2% – The Whisky Jury

And yes, of course this is Laphroaig. Williamson is a regular name for undisclosed Laphroaig, named after Bessie Williamson, the distillery manager at Laphroaig from the Second World War to 1972, with her also being owner of the place since … Continue reading

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Old Pulteney 15, 1997-2013, Bourbon Cask 1077, 58.3% – Hand Bottled at the Distillery

Even though I went to visit Old Pulteney in October, and bottled two bottles when I was there, I’m reviewing a different one. This one was bottled by Thijs (of Words of Whisky fame), all these years ago and has … Continue reading

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