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.

Milk & Honey 3, 60.7% – OB for Maltstock 2022

So, no further info in the title, because it would have gotten too long: Also, the vintages are either 2018 (the rum and bourbon casks) and 2019 (the STR casks), so it is technically 3 years old. And, in case … Continue reading

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Springbank’s output, from Sauternes casks

And no, not just Springbank from Sauternes casks, there’s also the Longrow and Hazelburn. These three bottles were released some five years ago for the Springbank Society. They are all about the same age, with the Hazelburn being a few … Continue reading

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Lindores Abbey Distillery

Or at least, their whisky. I visited the place in spring, at which point a sizeable bottle share with a tasting to accompany said share could not not happen. Of course, writing actual tasting notes for the drams themselves takes … Continue reading

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Glenwyvis 2018, Batch 02/18, 46.5%

Yet another new distillery. I must have read about it somewhere, but when I saw the bottling in a newsletter I was still surprised. There are quite a few new-ish distilleries, so it’s hard to clearly see a single tree … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 30, 1991-2022, PX/Oloroso seasoned oak, 44.3% – OB ‘Casks of Distinction’

Apart from some cask samples at the Warehouse Tasting at the distillery, I don’t think I ever had a Lagavulin this old. In fact, I know that for sure. Of course, that’s not too surprising with there only being six … Continue reading

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Fable, a second batch

Some time ago, a new bottler showed up in shops without much fanfare. At least, it went quite unnoticed until the Mannochmore was rated with 90 points on Whiskyfun. Suddenly, things looked up and I went looking for a bottle. … Continue reading

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Finglassie ‘Lowland Smoke’, bottled in 2021, Marsala cask, 54% – Cooper’s Choice

To close of a short series of undisclosed single malts we’ll try this one. Of course, it’s not really undisclosed, since the subtitle of the whisky says ‘distilled at Inchdairnie Distillery’, but Finglassie is close enough. Inchdairnie Distillery is a … Continue reading

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Wardhead 21, 1997-2018, 54.6% – Càrn Mòr

Which distillery is this, this Wardhead? Well, as most whisky nerds know by now, there are some code names for distilleries that don’t want their name used on labels. Westport is Glenmorangie, Burnside is Balvenie, ‘Secret Orkney’ is Highland Park, … Continue reading

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Secret Orkney 17, 2004-2022, Butt 13, 49.4% – WhiskyNerds

It’s been a full month since my last post on here, but more on that later. Holidays happened in the meantime, and when I got back home there was a lovely little sample of this Highland Park whisky waiting for … Continue reading

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A Campbeltown Vertical of Classics

With anything made by Springbank selling out instantly, Tom thought it right to go through the three classics that they put out. Most of them are reasonably available, with especially the Springbank 10 being in some shops for € 50 … Continue reading

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