St. Kilian 2016

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Signature Edition - One
Calculated age
03 years old
Number of bottles
45.0 % Vol.
50 ml 500 ml
Bottle code
Los 190508
Added on
13 Apr 2019 10:07 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 81.40

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Whisky Reviews for St. Kilian 2016

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.59 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He seems inevitably quite young. The fruits are very bright and fresh. I also have certain yeast associations. In the mouth then relatively sharp for the 45%.
    I do not need that again.

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cyclist with lemon. Green cut, damp soil, wet leaves. Apple cider. A trace of honey.
    • Taste
      Malt beer, brown bread, a hint of apricot. Some sugar. Short.

  3. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Despite its young age, this whisky is balanced and smooth.
    • Nose
      Fresh fruits, green apples and pears, and sweet rum
    • Taste
      Sugary sweet and malty.
    • Finish
      A gentle woody and malty finish.

  4. 2ndSip scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Wow - for a 3 year old incredibly complex. Sweetness and fruit in the nose dominant, woody-spicy and nutty aroma in the taste more pronounced. Exciting counterpoint.
    • Nose
      88 88
      fruity-sweet: dominating tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, pear) with a little honey & caramel. Very light sweetish spice and a slightly creamy-oily nutty aroma; goes towards walnut & hazelnut. A very light floral note and vanilla are hidden in the background. The PX-Sherry note becomes more present after standing a bit, with air contact it develops a little.
    • Taste
      85 85
      distinct sweetness. Spicy and fruity taste. Nutty aroma comes through completely (roasted almonds, macadamia, hazelnuts). A very light sherry note. This chestnut wood somehow stays in your head, and trying to classify it ... very interesting.
    • Finish
      83 83
      long finish with a malty note. The spice is also retained for a long time, the sweetness tends to recede. Coffee-tart taste (but very pleasantly integrated) and an oak aroma stay on the tongue for a long time. Gets drier out the back.

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    So the first single malt ... yes the youth is still clearly noticeable but is not bad either. The 45% are already integrated very harmoniously. Oak and wort predominate, but really convincing for 3 years. Has a lot of potential if it will mature for a longer time. With a realistic view and without inflation and taking into account the price (i.e. at 80 points are really mature, high-quality whisky and it is still far from it), in my opinion ratings over 70 are not understandable, but ok everyone as he would like.
    • Nose
      Oak, yellow fruits, apricot (fruit note, however, only very subtle), green apple, youth clearly recognizable
    • Taste
      strong but not unpleasant start, spice, oak, the fruit aromas in the smell are unfortunately hardly present, only very minimally pronounced
    • Finish
      medium-long, soft, pleasant finish; medium-long spicy aftertaste

  6. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol is already well integrated for the young age. Good starting position. I'm very curious how time changes and matures him. Will be a good drop.
    • Nose
      Light fruit; fresh; grassy; fresh wood; slight notes of citrus and vanilla
    • Taste
      fruity; fresh wood; becomes sweet (honey, vanilla) slightly tingling, yet mild on the tongue; then comes some oak; again citrus fruits
    • Finish
      Short; light, spicy oak; again briefly fruit and then away

  7. domani scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Yes is OK. It worked very well, the aromas are still a bit artificial, but overall it looks well balanced. The alcohol is very well integrated, no burning or annoying sharpness - 14.09.2019
    • Nose
      Intense citrus scent, citrus scent in the background, vanilla, waxy, grassy, green unripe green apples
    • Taste
      First, a malty bitterness but a creamy sweetness, some caramel, canned apricots
    • Finish

  8. Bam scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I would say a good start, and you realize that there are good barrels here, but you also notice that the whisky is just too young, but in a few years this could be really delicious stuff, potential is there, and like me now better than the standard of Schliersee.
    • Nose
      Has a distinct beer flavor, plus strong lemon, results in Radler. Beautiful honey sweetness, and yellow fruits like banana, peach, pear, honeydew melon and some pineapple. I also find a nice hint of vanilla, as well as notes of freshly cut grass. The alcohol view is well integrated, but stands out from time to time. The oak is barely noticeable in the nose.
    • Taste
      Easy onset, watery mouthfeel. Now the oak is suddenly here, that came unexpectedly, the yellow fruits and vanilla are interwoven in the oak, also roast and malt aromas are there. Will always peppery, which is also due to the alcohol.
    • Finish
      Short. Dominated by oak and pepper, the alcohol is noticeable with a cooling menthol note.

  9. malt_o_bene scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: you smell the character of the NewMakes, very fruity and sweet, malty, green apples, pears, quite exotic like mangos, nice vanilla and some oak
    Taste: mild, lots of caramel, fresh fruit as previously smelled, some fresh citrus notes, vanilla, nice spicy oak, some nutmeg and a cappuccino note
    Finish: medium length, slightly nutty, spicy oak and vanilla

  10. Kawa_ZX6 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    light, fruity and malty. the typical young Brennereicharakter comes through, however, the alcohol in the nose is very pronounced. Malt, fresh pears and yellow apples. Low-key barrel and quite one-dimensional.

    In the mouth fruity malt, slightly mineral and fresh spice.

    Short, refreshing finish


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