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Säntis Malt Edition Dreifaltigkeit

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Swiss Highlander
Old Oak Beer Casks
52.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Jun 2010 9:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 77,71

Whisky Reviews for Säntis Malt Edition Dreifaltigkeit

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.54 points

  1. Nickolaas scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Smell: peat, a raw edge (stole?), Something fruity gum-like that I also always smell / taste in Lagavulin, smoked meat, spicy, sherry influences.

    Taste: a nice mouth full of smoke, peppery, also that chewy, spicy (curry), licorice / salmiak.

    Finish: definitely dribbling further away, with that one-bit-strange-but-sure-well-tasty spicy, also something like salmiak / licorice.
    HWF VBT 8 # 1

  2. Christine scored this whisky 13 points Newbie

    • Nose
      40 40
    • Taste
      1 1
    • Finish
      1 1

  3. wombat157 scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Not my cup of tea, the notes of cold smoking oven and burned matches are much too dominant, killing all other sensory components. With a lot of imagination you can taste the beer barrel, especially the dry hop notes. I can understand that this whisky divides the community, it was one of the few I haven't finished so far.

    After several hours the wood and smoke notes became more pleasant, but who wants to leave his dram for hours.
    • Nose
      Pure: Dry and bitter. Oak barrel, grapes, clear sulphur, some alcohol, light dark fruits, liquorice. The longer it stands, the more sulphur in the form of burnt matches, gunpowder and cold fireplace gets through. This increases over time up to the cold smoking oven. Very intense, the aromas have an astringent effect, on the edge of unpleasantness.

      With water: somewhat milder, but the wood aromas increase. The cold smoking oven with the corresponding condensates remains dominant. Other notes are totally lost here. The whisky opens with considerably more water, but the aroma profile remains one-dimensional.
    • Taste
      Pure: dry, wet cedar wood, burnt match, old lacquered wooden box. The alcolhol is very well integrated

      With water: Dry. Extinguished candle. No improvement here
    • Finish
      Long and warming, quite dry. The wood and condensate notes continue to dominate, some espresso coffee.

  4. Alois scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    A really own malt that fits very well in the cold season.
    • Nose
      Sulfur bound in smoke falls directly on. There's coal and some glue ... vlt charcoal. Smells like a Christmas smoker or like a Wenik wood sauna.
    • Taste
      Strong! The smoke, the fruit and the herbs are just good together ... totally reminiscent of Klosterfrau Melissengeist. Some bacon and some licorice are also included
    • Finish
      Charcoal and smoke, full-bodied and very long-lasting

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A Swiss whisky aged in old barrels of beer! On the nose, a very unusual smoke, unique in its kind, like incense, with a good dose of clove and lemon. Red fruits are revealed later (but where do they come from?) On the palate, flamboyant, intense, also pungent with ashes and red fruits. Well spiced, with a hint of sulfur also sembme-it. Final short by cons. Enthusiasm 4/5

  6. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like a smoked ham note in smoky whiskys and this one has a lot of it. More than anything else I've had. That makes him unique, even inspiring. Purists would probably deny him a "typical" whisky taste, but still he has everything a whisky needs. Complex enough not to be boring, strong enough to challenge your tongue without overstraining it, and sweet enough to go through as pleasurable. However, I fear that at the latest after the second or third dram of the evening of the, everything would cry for a change, because he pushes himself forcibly in the foreground and then at some point would probably be "too much".
    • Nose
      Hui, he is different. Massively smoked ham, campfire, salt ,. After the first smoke has subsided, vanilla and cinnamon appear. The alcohol works only after some time cooling to the surface. Then savory and a sour note like vinegar in the lentil stew.
    • Taste
      Smoke, ash, citrus, sweet, bean stew with smoked sausage. The alcohol comes slowly now, then with power.
    • Finish
      The finish is again smoky-bacon, neat long, powerful and sweet

  7. robain scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    Every one should try this one! Its VERY special

  8. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      60 60

  9. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    I am very sorry, dear Säntis friends, but he is not!
    I like the Himmelberg, the liqueurs are also a poem!
    (try the Apricot!)
    I was only allowed to try it recently, after I started an experiment about 4 years ago at a trade fair.
    This very special smoke is more than getting used to, and I like smoky whisky.
    With nothing to compare, I'm also hard to describe the taste. Admittedly, in the nose very pleasant it reminds me of a walk on a winter evening in a snowy village, when the smoke from the chimneys and a pleasant smell in the air. But in the mouth only ...

    Well, mine is not him. Will not he either.

  10. BeatF scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Do not worry, I do not want to add a new version of the well-known ingredients (further smoldering campfire, burnt caramel, cough syrup, Metwurst). On the other hand, I can still defend my grading given a few years ago today - after tasting it again - with a clear conscience: Of course one can not and may not like this special taste. But this drop was quite pioneering at that time in Switzerland and elsewhere for the German-speaking countries, as not every schnapps distiller had to have any whisky - often too young and too expensive thrown on the market - in the assortment. This "Trinity" was innovative, with an interesting Fassreifung. And can still be assessed as unique, exciting and really rounded today.


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