St. Kilian 2016/2017

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Signature Edition - Five
Calculated age
03 years old
Virgin Oak
Number of bottles
52.5 % Vol.
50 ml 500 ml
Added on
21 May 2020 11:12 pm by Noface83

Average value

€ 39.81

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185 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for St. Kilian 2016/2017

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.50 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    The St. Kilian Signature Edition FIVE matured over 3 years in 5 different "virgin" fresh oak barrels

    • 34% American white oak 190l / barrel
    • 26% European oak 190l / barrel
    • 20% hybrid: America & France 200l / barrel (barrel head FE)
    • 13% Palatine oak 50l / barrel
    • 7% Hungarian oak 100l / barrel

    • Distilled from 100% pure barley malt between October 2016 and April 2017
    • bottled: March 2020 with 52.5% vol.

    The "FIVE" will be published on the day of the German whisky on June 27, 2020.

  2. Expraesi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. zaphod155 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Another nice bottling from Rüdenau. A beautiful, multi-layered sweetness is the main impression that I particularly like about this whisky.

  4. zaphod155 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Another nice bottling from Rüdenau. A beautiful, multi-layered sweetness is the main impression that I particularly like about this whisky.
    • Nose
      Nice chocolate notes with distinct vanilla. Malt sugar with forest honey, overripe oranges. Overall very sweet, but accompanied by a noticeable chilli spiciness. As the temperature rises, leather and a few dark berries appear.
    • Taste
      It starts with the oranges and the malt. The vanilla is also at the front. Everything is highlighted. Then comes a slightly bitter, spiced forest honey. The sharpness becomes clearer and gradually covers the sweetness. There is also a slightly bitter impact. The mouthfeel is mildly creamy and yet very light. After a while there is a certain astringency. With a little water there are still citrus notes and the spiciness becomes a little milder.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is of the medium length variety. The sweet flavors are quite quick to escape. The slight bitter note and sharpness last the longest. In addition, a few winter-like spices appear at the farewell.

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

    This strong, oak-wood accented single malt was love at second sight. For me personally, the predominant scent and taste of fresh oak was too superficial, but over time this young malt developed a complex fruit and herbal aroma spectrum that makes you want to spend more time with it. Not an easy dram, but still worthwhile. Exciting and multi-layered.

    I thank St. Kilian Distillers for the complimentary sample!

    • Nose
      Fresh on the nose with lots of vanilla sauce and toffee. This is joined by notes of light fruit, apricot and a little citrus. Besides various herbs that are hard to describe, there is a good portion of oak mixed with cedar wood. Aromatic and appealing!
    • Taste
      Sweet start on the palate with fruit sweetness, apricot, peach and lots of vanilla cream. Then strongly warming and peppery with oak spice. Notes of plum jam mixed with herbs. All in all creamy, remaining sweet and slightly drying towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long-lasting, creamy sweet and gradually dries out with oak spice, subtle nutty aromas, some dark chocolate and a light note of herbal candy with a touch of grapefruit.

      With water: Significantly fresher on the nose after adding a little water. Vanilla, toffee and noticeably more oak wood, with sawdust and a subtle herbal note. Only a slight vanilla sweetness on the palate, which is immediately replaced by a strongly warming and on the tongue prickling spiciness. Very peppery and dry with oak spice and sawdust. The finish is somewhat shorter and clearly dry with spiced oak, allspice, some herbs and hardly any sweetness.


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