Typically Peated Ex-ASB we have minimal sour, but otherwise beautiful peat smoke, plus good vanilla, pleasant "sweetness", some coconut, minimal caramel and that's it. Stop, in the background, very far back, in the next house quasi a little mango and banana. But that can also be the cake of the afternoon ...
For me, St. Kilian is at least one of the three that floats on top of the soup called "German Whisky", next to Glen Els (yes, ElsBurn) and one, two smaller ones like the Wismar and Moose.
This is solid material from the American Standard Barrel unfortunately (but typical) rather one-dimensional.
Price, solala, even if now certainly the fanboys come and say: Yes, 43 Euronen for a bottle is cheap, almost nothing in comparison.
However, it is because the bottling itself (especially for old age) is "only" solid to good, but in that it is completely exhausted. There's nothing to say where I say WOW, it's worth it now.
The Three ranks somewhere between Laphi Select (which is laxer), Laphi Quarter (the old 48s), Bowmore No 1 or 12y.o ..
Do not get me wrong, that's great for a "German Whisky", only slowly but surely this is no longer an exoticism and then friends, then you reduce the whisky to what it is: unspectacular and comparatively cost-intensive, because the above patients you get for a maximum of 30 euros per liter and not only for 86 euros per liter.
This may be the current royal route for German whisky and I certainly do not want to say that the guys are doing something wrong, because St. Kilian does a lot of things really right, where others fail crashing.
But the Kaiserweg go the Harzer, whose Peated is directly really expensive with over 150 euros per liter, but the stuff has character. I do not want to decline that here.
Who nevertheless attacks the St. Kilian (apart from the extra charge) definitely does not do anything wrong, at least not with the Three.
I am happy that you are there :)