St. Kilian 2016

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Signature Edition - Four
Calculated age
03 years old
Andalusian Oloroso + PX sherry casks
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
50 ml 500 ml
Bottle code
Los-Nr. 200115
Added on
24 Jan 2020 6:58 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 57.14

16 × in wishlist

150 × member ratings

677 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for St. Kilian 2016

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.28 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. Moses scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    I share the notes from "SWIFTYMCVEIGH"
    He lets this dram live and describes very well what the buyer can expect. Thanks for that and LG Moses.

  3. 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

  4. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It's really good for the three years. You can tell that the malt is not very old, but I would have given it more than three years. The smoke from the campfire and the sweet-fruity sherry aromas harmonize very well.
    • Nose
      Immediately very fruity and sweet and a pleasant campfire smoke. There are raisins, oranges and smoked ham, plus some leather and caramel. The nose is intense and pleasant, the youth does not bother here at all.
    • Taste
      Strong and sharp on the tongue. After you get used to the heat, it's very sweet and dark-fruity again with raisins and dates. The whisky is intense and fills the entire mouth, only the sharpness is probably due to the youth.
    • Finish
      The finish is also very sweet and fruity with raisins and dates, with spices and tobacco. Towards the end of the rather long finish, a metallic note remains, which is, however, masked quite well by the smoke aroma.

  5. butt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. butt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Hagerboe scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This is best compared to a Kilchoman Sanaig (gave it 93 points). Very similar in taste profile and price but this is a bit more fruity perhaps. The smoke is not overwhelming and dominating as is the St. Kilian Bud Spencer.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Very round, excellent smoky notes and hints of wine. The nose changes quite a bit over 5-10 minutes going from wine to caramel to apples!
    • Taste
      94 94
      A little sharper than the Kilian Bud Spencer but also more complex. Some much clearer fruit.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Nice smoke and wine notes. Some notes of liquorice.

  9. Don Cassi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Wow, it starts off interestingly: marzipan, tobacco, caramel, gingerbread, nuts, mushy, overripe apples and some burnt spices. Overall sweet and spicy, I like it.

    Very round and viscous in the mouth for the young age, still sweet and spicy. In the finish there is a surge of smoke, ash and wood spice. Behind it, dried fruits and a slight maritime note that I did not expect.
    Length: 5/10

    Great German whisky, the best St. Kilian I've had so far. I would have located it blindly on a Scottish island. Still could have taken 1-2 years.

    Grade: 2

  10. Martin1965 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Smokier taste than aroma !!
    • Nose
      Sherry, red fruits, smoke very well integrated,
    • Taste
      Rauch harmonises wonderfully with plums, dates and raisins, caramel and vanilla, oak
    • Finish
      Medium length with smoke and a slight sweetness


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