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

€ 42.84

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118 × member ratings

404 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for St. Kilian 2016

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.94 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. JBKwb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. JimJaws scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    That was my fifth St. Kilian so far and I have to say there was nothing bad about it so far. St. Kilian is definitely worth trying.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. jan.berg scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Color gold
    Viscosity: oily
    Dram: undiluted and diluted

    So far the best St. Killian in my opinion. A great fruitiness paired with a clear smoke. Of course he is young and you can tell that too, but you can see a lot of potential and a certain complexity is also recognizable through the smoke. Great barrel selection and the alcohol content is just right in my opinion. We can look forward to future bottlings.

    My rating system:
    100-95: Exceptional whiskys
    80-94: top whisky
    50-79: standard whisky
    0-49: flops
    • Nose
      Burnt cake batter, pickled cherries, kirsch liquor, ashy smoke, soot, burnt creme brûlée, lemon zest, burnt caramel, all in all a combination game of fruity notes and smoke, cardamom, associations arise as if you were standing in a smokehouse, right next to it flows Smell of freshly smoked ham in the nose, charred oak trunks, if you fade out the smoke, strawberry jam is added, but also slightly metallic notes of freshly polished copper, with water there are notes of used oil and wet rubber boots, baked apples, malty notes of toasted toasted bread, Raisins, dried tobacco leaves, leather, Holstein plum jam with cinnamon
    • Taste
      In the mouth you can discover a combination of fruity and smoky notes that harmonize very well, burnt caramel with strawberry jam, burnt popcorn, pickled cherries, powdered sugar and honey, with water the aromas dissipate very strongly and mainly the campfire smoke remains on the tongue, smoked bacon , dried plums and dates, raisins, a hint of cinnamon and vanilla, here too there are slight metallic notes of copper and marzipan
    • Finish
      The finish is medium-long and characterized by smoky and fruity notes, with the smoky notes of smoked bacon and campfire smoke predominating, light astringency, light sherry notes of raisins, dried dates and plums

  6. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Kaywendi scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

  8. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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!

    • 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.

  10. 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


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