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.

Benrinnes 19, 1997, 57.5% – Pot Still Edition

I’ve managed to find a whisky that’s been out, but is not very clearly available on Whiskybase. At least, I’ve not been able to find it. Let’s add it in a minute. Anyway, I managed to get my hands on … Continue reading

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Springbank 9yo, Local Barley, 57.7%

There are always these whiskies that sit on the shelf waiting for the right moment because they are (supposed to be) something different. Something (supposedly) special. This one was more or less that. More or less because it’s not overly … Continue reading

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Glen Moray Distillery, and their tasting kit

Last October I was staying in Speyside with my family. And even though my kids are 6, 4 and 1 years old, I found I had the moral and educational obligation to show them a whisky distillery. The closest one … Continue reading

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Tamdhu 2007-2017, 10yo, 55.4% – Creative Whisky Company for Drinks & Gifts

This cask was bottled for my local bottle-shop last year. I had to check, but it was bottled for the 10th anniversary of the shop. Since their inception they’ve gone from a tiny cornershop to a much larger and more … Continue reading

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Glen Grant 25, 1993-2018, 50.8% – Cadenhead’s Club

With most clubs associated with distilleries or bottlers you wonder what it’s for. In a lot of cases it is barely more than a  quarterly newsletter and some ‘exclusive’ section of their website that barely offers any added value. Of … Continue reading

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The wonderful world of whisky

Four years ago I wrote about having less of a collection and becoming more of a drinker than a collector. Although I did sell some bottles in the wake of that post, not much changed. The amount of bottles stayed … Continue reading

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Glenrothes 1997-2017, 19yo, 58.5% – The Single Cask

This bottler suddenly showed up on my radar when I was randomly browsing Master of Malt. Like I needed to find something to spend money on… Anyway, I tried doing a bottle-share with it, but that didn’t get any traction. … Continue reading

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