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.

Lagavulin 13, Feis Ile 2021, High Char Port Finish, 56.1%

Another one I dug up from the sample shelf recently. I’ve been putting it of to review this one, mostly because I wanted to give it proper time and attention. This high regard I have for Lagavulins bottled from Feis … Continue reading

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Balcones 3, 2017-2021, Cask 19264, 62.9% – Archives

I finally got to try the Balcones from Archives that sold out in about 12 minutes when it came online. I think the Texas distillery is doing some very interesting stuff, and has been doing that for quite a while. … Continue reading

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Bunnahabhain 33, 1980-2013, Bourbon Barrel, 45% – James MacArthur

It’s been a minute since I tasted something new of a vintage like this! With older stocks depleting, older vintages become more rare as we go. Of course, that has always been the case, but I think in the future … Continue reading

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Thalassa Whisky 10, 2011-2022, 55% – King Cask

But wait, wasn’t this reviewed already? Yes it is. Correct. However, this is a whisky that was ‘dynamically aged’ on the Thalassa, sailing across the Atlantic a couple of times before being bottled in Terschelling. Joris, of Dam Dranken on … Continue reading

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Springbank 11, 2011-2022, Local Barley, 55.1%

With it being Liberation Day in the Netherlands, I decided to liberate the last of my sample of this from its bottle. I was lucky enough to do a bottle-share with this, after winning a ballot for it at AceDrinks. … Continue reading

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Longrow 15, Oloroso Hogsheads, 56.2% – Open Day 2022

I’m glad this one only had a Whiskybase number on the side of the bottle instead of a full label. That would have caused much more anticipation and maybe would have been suggestive in to what to expect. Of course, … Continue reading

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Teeling 23, 1998-2022, Rum Cask 100040, 49.3% – Hand-Filled at the Distillery

Hot on the heels of Michiel Wigman’s Teeling single cask there is another one. My friend Tom van Engelen visited Dublin recently, and brought back this single cask from the distillery. A rum cask, of no less than 23 years … Continue reading

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Teeling 19, White Wine Finish, 56% – OB for Michiel Wigman

Contrary to almost all bottlings by Michiel Wigman, this is an official bottling done for him, instead of an indie bottling done by the man himself. To stay in line with the whisky icons of the ‘They Inspired III’ series, … Continue reading

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Pure Kentucky 17, 1983-2000, Batch 00-70, 53.5%

A very old bourbon indeed, both in the way that it is 17 years old, which is very old for an American whisky, and that it was distilled 40 years ago. Bottled before we even had Euros. I got a … Continue reading

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Longmorn 10, 2011-2022, 52.4% – Michiel Wigman ‘They Inspired’

I guess by now not much of an introduction is needed for the ‘They Inspired’ series by Michiel Wigman. Single cask whisky, selected by the master himself, with a portrait of someone on the label that Michiel finds inspiring. We’ve … Continue reading

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