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St. Kilian 2016

Overall rating
83.70/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Signature Edition - Four
Vintage
2016
Bottled
15.01.2020
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
Andalusian Oloroso + PX sherry casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 500 ml
Bottle code
Los-Nr. 200115
Barcode
0705632326633
Added on
24 Jan 2020 6:58 pm by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 42.86

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83 × member ratings

313 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for St. Kilian 2016

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.70 points

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Smoky-fruity whisky. The low age is noticeable. You should expect better for the price.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fireplace smoke, light fruits and dried fruit behind. Burnt caramel. Leather, vanilla and tobacco.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Peat smoke combined with light, fruity notes. In addition caramel. Somewhat metallic and unbalanced (due to the small age).
    • Finish
      75 75
      This metallic aftertaste on the finish, which I don't like. Sizzling on the tip of the tongue. The smoke remains.

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    St. Kilian Signature Edition "Four" is the second smoky single malt from the Lower Franconian distillery. Original Scottish malt from Glenesk Maltings was used for this. The fourth Signature Edition matured half each in Andalusian Oloroso and PX Sherry barrels. The aromas from the barrels form a fruity counterpart to the strong smoke in the distillate.

    • German single malt whisky
    • Bottled with 48% ABV
    • Aged for 3 years in selected sherry casks from Andalusia
    • Double distilled in pot stills from Scotland
    • Smoke content: 54 ppm
    • natural color
    • not cool filtered
    • Made from 100% pure barley malt

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

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

    A young, heavily peated single malt from St Kilian Distillers. The Signature Edition Four is characterized by intensive peat smoke paired with Spanish temperament. A harmonious balance of fruity sweetness, warming spices and intense campfire smoke. Certainly something for cool autumn days.

    I thank St. Kilian Distillers for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/06/24/st-kilian-3yo-signature-edition-four-2016-2020/
    • Nose
      Immediately, intense campfire smoke rises to the nose, paired with a distinct sweetness of apricots, toffee, raisins and some honey. Notes of crispy bacon arrive, which later change to black-smoked ham with cold ashes.
    • Taste
      Powerful start with peat smoke on the palate, warming and spicy with white pepper. After the warmth fades away, a creamy fruitiness of dried plums and raisins appears, accompanied by sweet toffee, sherry and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      The finish is of medium length with a creamy and spicy fruit sweetness, which echoes with warming smoke aromas, supported by ashes and a pinch of allspice.

      With water: Significantly more sooty aromas on the nose after addition of water with notes of ash and black smoked ham. Strong with a hint of fruit aromas. Dry on the palate with warming spices, black pepper, almost chili. Becomes spicier. Then fruit notes of apricot and peach appear, followed by toffee and dark chocolate. The finish is still of medium length, dry with oak, allspice and a whiff of nutmeg. This is all wrapped in fine peat smoke.

  5. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Heavily hyped (far over hyped) German whisky from the overvalued St. Kilian distillery. For me a clear proof that the way for many German whiskys is still very far ....
    • Nose
      75 75
      Burnt, out of round, faulty, greasy and oily
    • Taste
      67 67
      Fried potatoes, roasted aromas, violent off-flavors (reminds me, like the floki, of malt smoked with sheep's manure), very difficult
    • Finish
      71 71
      Medium length, luckily much less difficult and wrong than the taste, spicy but not many other flavors

  6. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very neat, strong and clearly smoky representative of the distillery. Looks like an 8-9 year old Ledaig. The sherry influences are there, but it is dominated by smoke.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Campfire smoke, dark fruits, spices (clove, pepper), roasted aromas, licorice, vanilla, milk chocolate, subtle citrus fruit
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, smoky, malt, sherry, spices, strong alcohol,
    • Finish
      87 87
      fairly long finish with some bitterness, smoke and oak.

  7. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  9. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Tasty, spicy, smoky German whisky
    • Nose
      84 84
      Campfire smoke, fresh tobacco, sherry, raisin, caramel, later some vanilla
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smoky, tobacco, vanilla, spice
    • Finish
      84 84
      Smoke, sherry, oak, warming, long, spicy, tobacco

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