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St. Kilian 2016

Overall rating
82.97/100
votes
85
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Signature Edition - Two
Vintage
2016
Bottled
2019
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
Amarone Casks
Number of bottles
6600
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 500 ml
Barcode
0705632326589
Added on
20 Jul 2019 4:48 pm by Noface83
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 41.90

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424 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for St. Kilian 2016

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.97 points

  1. Myke scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting on the nose (sweet strawberry cake with mint). The taste is just too bitter for me with a clear oak / malt note, which doesn't appeal to me personally. At intervals, he needs a follow-up test with drops of water. I found the 'Signature One' more harmonious and diverse.
    Here I do another test, vlt. I just had a bad day ...
    > the test after a few months was not better either.
    What irritates me personally is the fact that many whisky connoisseurs love and praise the whisky, while a no less large number dislike the whisky and describe it as too bitter. Vlt. the 6600 bottles were filled in "internal" batches, while the one barrel selection was very good, and the other tranche did not consist of such good barrels ... is only a guess, since I can not explain the clear differences - different Tastes or not.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sherry aroma along with red dried fruit, but not dominant. The malt note is there, but not so pronounced. In contrast, I notice a combination of strawberry (sweet strawberry cake) and mint. The longer he breathes, the clearer I have a fruity-sweet strawberry cake. Nice!
    • Taste
      70 70
      first soft, then peppery. Oak notes with strong malt together with a creamy dark / tart chocolate. Becomes very bitter (oak wood-malt bitterness) out the back. (he may need a drop of water at the point - a further test is needed).
    • Finish
      70 70
      medium to long. I can no longer find any fruit notes, with me this bitterness of oak wood malt lays on the tongue and then persists for a very long time. I think it's a pity. A nut flavor is added later; has something of a bitter almond.

  2. praisethepasta did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Apparently this is just a 3 yo toddler, but as we’ve come to known: age isn’t everything, so …The amarone cask matured is already quite well established for its young age and it really does stands it ground. Well done, indeed.
    • Nose
      quite a bit more expressive than the Signature 1: a lot of dark and red fruit, with cherries and berries, almonds, honeysuckle, but also a bit of that grassy/straw and wood (do we perhaps detect a bit of a signature flavour here?). With a drop of water, a bit of a funk note comes forward.
    • Taste
      a rather active, almost dramtic wine cask influence – you could definitely say the amarone casks are giving the more traditional sherry casks a run for their money in this case. For only a 3 year old, this is already quite well matured, with the wood shining through and some candy (Haribo bears) as well.
    • Finish
      dry and medium long, yet in this case, a drop of water didn’t really affect things

  3. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like it surprisingly well, although it is nothing special. It is pretty easy to drink, has no bad notes and is easy to drink. You can buy with a clear conscience for the low age, the moderate price and the fact that it is a barrel strength.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Hay, malt, sweet apricot jam, later chocolate. The alcohol is a bit pungent.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very oily texture. Solvents, sweet dark fruits. Later pepper. The alcohol tingles a little, but is well integrated
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium length with nutty oak. Mouth drying

  4. redsnapper scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A very nice whisky. Lots of fruit, blackberries, strawberries, a little bit of kish. On the palate you notice the alcohol, sweetness, salivation, astringent, but not necessarily unpleasant. The finish is medium long and again characterized by a fruit compote.
    A little water does not harm him in my opinion, it becomes a little milder, smoother ... but not worse.
    You can still fill many of these at St. Kilian. I like him very much

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    - A mixture of different fruits: plum, plum, apricot, fruit compote
    - you can drink well with and without water
    whereby a better fruit aroma can be felt with water
    - much better than the ONE

  6. face scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This second single malt bottling from St Kilian Distillers matured for at least three years exclusively in sweet Amarone red wine casks of different sizes, which clearly dominate the aroma and taste. Wonderful red fruit notes of raspberries and strawberries result with creamy vanilla and decent oak spice in a harmonious whole, which was bottled at 54.2% abv. Not too strong and therefore excellent to enjoy without water. This second bottling convinces despite its youthfulness with strong and harmonious aromas. St Kilian Distillers - certainly a distillery that should be on the radar screen in the future!

    I thank St. Kilian Distillers for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2019/09/30/st-kilian-3yo-signature-edition-two-2016-2019/
    • Nose
      Fruity start on the nose with red berries - raspberry and strawberry in particular - followed by a sweet note of malted barley. Fresh with a touch of mint and white pepper in the back.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy on the palate with vanilla and delicate raspberry sorbet. This is accompanied by a warming spicy mix of pepper and oak followed by a whiff of cocoa towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and creamy with sticky fruit jam and caramel. Becomes slightly dry on the tail with oak spice, subtle tannins and a hint of bitter almonds.

      With water: There's more red berries on the nose when a few drops of water are added. On the palate, the alcoholic warmth is tamed while more fruit and creamy vanilla are coming through. The finish shows medium length with sticky fruit and less bitter notes towards the end.

  8. N.I.C.O. scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity with light sweetness, pleasant heaviness in the background. Light bulb perceptible.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Tasty filling in the mouth, initially a lot of fruit, then delicious marzipan. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length with a light, pleasant wood note.

  9. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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