St. Kilian 2016

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Calculated age
01 year old
Virgin American Oak, Virgin European Oak
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
350 ml
Two Oak Selection
de Germany
Added on
02 mar 2018 7:39 pm by beckerh80

Average value

€ 22.90

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41 × member ratings

181 × in collection

Whisky reviews for St. Kilian 2016

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.10 points.

  1. Bembel scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Similar to batch #1

      honey sweetness. Vanilla. Malt. Light fruit (overripe pineapple).
      Later banana and pear. Herbs resonate. The pineapple flies away and coconut comes up.
    • Taste
      Mild in the beginning. A pepper sharpness comes up quickly. tongue tingles. Hints of sweet fruit. Oak.
    • Finish
      medium length Oak. Light bitter notes.

  2. FeydRautha scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. glenrob scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Sandman scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    I am very curious how their whiskey will taste after 10 years of aging in a barrel.
    • Nose
      Orange syrup, honey, caramel, winegums, mango, plums, apricot, butter, glue, creme brulee, vanilla pudding,
    • Taste
      Honey, caramel, orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, glue, winegums, creme brulee, hazelnuts,
    • Finish
      Medium, glue, winegums, creme brulee, nutmeg, hazelnuts, honey, hint of orange, apricot,

  5. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      blind Sample

      Dark gold and I see my little redstitch.

      Begins with a slight adhesive note. Some plastic and fresh paint. The fruits are already in the fermented direction. Apple, old mango and over and over again this Lacknote. The glue will be wood glue rather with some time in the glass. Now has some of wet wood and apple cider vinegar. Sour green grapes and wet leather. Somehow reminds me of a stale Franconian wine from the Bocksbeutel. But there is something else that brings the right freshness.
      But again and again the wet wood and the glue.
    • Taste
      Mild, creamy onset with a hint of pepper. Some bitter walnut, vanilla, pear and orange. A cake spice. Could be nutmeg. Then something like wheat brandy comes. Could be almost a German whiskey. In the taste then still tart plum and an artificial sweetness. This freshness touch also appears in the taste.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Sour plums and a lot of nutty bitterness. Still creamy with a pinch of pepper.

  6. Noface83 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Description of the distillery:
    THE SPIRIT OF ST. KILIAN - BATCH 2: MILDER, SWEET TASTE OF HONEY, HERBS AND FRUITS Our second barreled fire has left the barrels: THE SPIRIT OF ST. KILIAN - BATCH 2. After Batch 1 was sold out within a very short time, we are now reloading. Batch 2 has been aged for 15 months in new, unused 190-liter barrels of American White Oak and European Oak. Three of the barrels we have bottled for the Spirit of St. Kilian - the rest continues to mature to our single malt whiskey. We distil in Rüdenau with original Scottish equipment of the Brennblasenbauers Forsyths. Combined with state-of-the-art technology, our system is unique in the world. The built-in reflux condenser, with which our master distiller Mario Rudolf can regulate the return flow from the Lyne arm into the combustion bladder, is also rare. We have even more influence on the taste of our spirits: little reflux for a particularly strong character and a strong reflux for a particularly soft new make - as in the case of our Spirit of St. Kilian. The second bottling of our malt brandy is just that: soft, mild and sweet with a taste of honey, herbs and fruits. For our fans - and our team - another taste of our future single malt, which is expected to leave the barrels in 2019. Our Batch 2 by THE SPIRIT OF ST. KILIAN: - Distilled as New Make in 2016 - Matured for 15 months in new 190 liter American White Oak and European Oak barrels - bottled as barrel-stored malt brandy with 46% vol. - limited to 2,100 bottles

  7. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. larswehmeier scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A very impressive young fire.
    • Nose
      Extremely fruity and sweet. Some herbal liqueur. No miss notes. No recognizable youth.
    • Taste
      Wow! Already very mature. No metallic miss notes. Sweet fruits. Almost like liqueur. Very sweet malt.
    • Finish
      Some oak but mild and sweet. Surprisingly long.

  9. Hemdl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Had the St. Kilian 2016 Batch 2 as a blank in the glass:

    In terms of taste, it is clear to the (future) malt, of course, that he is still very young and still needs some time in the barrel. But what surprised me extremely positively - no false notes, not one. Not the almost typical German Obstlergeruch or immature, spry smell (Slyrs), unless drowned in extremely active barrels (Glen Els). No, this is an extremely clean, high quality spirit that fuels high expectations. In the nose anyway really extremely good. Lots of tropical fruits, juicy notes and sweet aromas, as known from (good) Scottish ex-bourbon bottlings.

    Someone slipped on my watch list.

  10. Najzero scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    I really like the distillery, and the new make/white dogs... and liked batch #1 and I also like batch#2.

    Its no whisky, and you can really taste the youth - but still, it tastes good and giving it 8/10 (wich somehow sounds better then 80/100) for my rating scale is quite good.

    To summarize: its 15 month old, the price is quite high (could get quite good 12 year olds for that money) but still, I rate it with 80/100 for the taste delivered.

    Looking forward seeing other releases from them, espec. the first real whisky.

    (This rating works against the rating deterioration - 80 points is solid, everything above 75 could be a daily dram for me)


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