Description of the distillery:
The Spirit of St. Kilian - Batch 5: late summer in the glass
Fruity plums and fresh country apples with a touch of marzipan and spicy wood notes: we have created BATCH 5 of our Spirit of St. Kilian especially for this late summer. The fifth bottling of our barreled malting brandy matured for more than 27 months in former Italian wine barrels.
The special oak barrels we received from Claudio Lenotti, to which we are friendly connected. The well-known winery of his family produces outstanding wines in Northern Italy for more than 100 years - including the well-known "Amarone". The special feature of this type of wine: After harvesting, the grapes are dried for several months, thus losing up to half their weight and therefore develop an incredible sugar and flavor concentration. No wonder Amarone is one of the best Italian wines. We took advantage of its special aroma through the intensive Fassreifung for our Spirit of St. Kilian.
The result: a strong, fresh and malty-sweet blend of ripe fruit and marzipan - the perfect drink for balmy late summer evenings.
Our Batch 5 by THE SPIRIT OF ST. KILIAN:
- Distilled as New Make in April 2016
- matured in oak barrels previously used in Amarone red wine from the northern Italian wine region of Valpolicella
- bottled as barrel-stored malt brandy with 50% vol.
- limited to 4,900 bottles