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.

Craigellachie 21, 1994-2015, Sauternes Wine Cask Finish, 53.1% – Cadenhead

During a club tasting on a very sunny September afternoon we got to talking about wine casks and how they are generally quite crap. The host decided to give me a sample of a whisky that’s an exception to that … Continue reading

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Tomatin 1995-2016, 21yo, Oloroso Sherry Finish, 46%

The third bottling from this year’s Limited Editions is also the oldest one. This wee baby was ‘only’ finished in Oloroso casks for three years after spending almost two decades in bourbon casks. The story from Scott Adamson was that … Continue reading

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Tomatin 2002-2016, 14yo, Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish, 46%

The second Tomatin of the three Limited Editions of 2016 is a spirit that matured in refill bourbon and was transferred to Cabernet Sauvignon casks afterwards. You can see it by its color, since it’s got a lovely red hue … Continue reading

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Tomatin 2007-2016, 9yo, Rum Cask, 46%

In the most recent edition of our club’s magazine ‘De Kiln’ we published a piece written by Scott Adamson of Tomatin distillery. We asked him what their views on ‘weird’ cask usage is, and the finishing of whisky in non-traditional … Continue reading

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Invergordon 1973-2016, 43yo, 52.4% – Liquid Art with Beacon Spirits

A while ago I reviewed a German cherry brandy from Beacon Spirits. In that same batch of samples I got a 1973 Invergordon. A bottler suddenly bottling a 1973 Invergordon is no longer a surprise since there have been several … Continue reading

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Beers of September

This month can only be summarized by superlatives like ‘Ridiculous’, ‘Decadent’ and ‘Superfluous’. What made this month like that was a trip to a brewery, having a few nice beers with my mate Jason, and Wouter in Amsterdam, a camping … Continue reading

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Clynelish 1995-2014, 19yo, 52.7% – Whisky-Fässle

So this post has been long in the making. I started typing out the tasting notes almost a week ago, with the idea to finish it soon after. You know, during some down time at work, or at the latest after … Continue reading

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