Säntis Malt Edition Dreifaltigkeit

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Swiss Highlander
Old Oak Beer Casks
52.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Jun 2010 9:17 pm

Average value

€ 67.42

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455 × member ratings

737 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Säntis Malt Edition Dreifaltigkeit

60 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.14 points

  1. 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.

  2. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Youtube Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-jeuzlSC6I
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    If you frolic in the garden of eccentrics and oddballs, then Säntis Malt Dreifaltigkeit is an obvious 'must try'. Heavily peated and matured in old beer casks, this Swiss obscurity would scare off any vegetarian. An onslaught of smoky, meaty and fatty aromas dominates the nose, ranging from bacon and BBQ sauce to kippers and burned matches. On the palate, notes of hops, Guinness and bitter herbs wrestle with the thick peat blanket. Salmiak, Jamón and a touch of soap mark the intense aftertaste. A unique flavor bomb that you will either love or hate.

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. 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.

  5. Nickolaas scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during a Blind Tasting.
    Very special whisky, typical case of Love it or hate it. I certainly belong to the first category.
    No whisky to drink regularly, but find him sensational and special.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 26 points Expert Senior

    Santis Dreifaltigkeit 52%.

    Consumed at home March 2021.

    Well, I have never encountered a whisky this shade of reddy-brown.

    Aroma is unusual - peachy-plastic-putty-petrol and probably other p words. Overcooked banana cake. Highlighter pen. They don't start with p. Complex I suppose, but in an odd and not overly endearing way.

    Taste is rusted metal, bbq beef, really intense barbecue sauce on burnt wood, smoke flavouring. Acrid, grating...

    I am sorry, but this is really awful. To charge anyone money for consuming this is an affront to common decency. Just hugely awful. The aftertaste is not so bad - the lingering aftertaste could fool you into thinking you just had something nice ... but the truth is in what came before. I do not like being negative or caustic but I cannot imagine enjoying a whisky less than I did here, unfortunately. 1.0/26

  8. dominikbraun scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I've never tried something like that. With its smoke that tastes like licking a 50-year-old chimney pipe from the inside, along with the smoked fish, it is repulsive and equally interesting. Character-wise worth discussing, undoubtedly good craftsmanship.

  9. Trebron scored this whisky 55 points Member Junior

    There is some smoke, some malty beer and hop. I also found some honey and nutty tones.

    Yet, nose and mouth do not fall together. There are prickly smoky notes at first, but then there is this Dutch salty liquorice... Well, I like liquorice, I like smoky whiskies, but in fact the combination in this dram, does not go together, not at all! Trinity? There is nothing heavenly in it at all.
    • Nose
      60 60
      Hop, malt, some smoke, nutty notes.
    • Taste
      50 50
      The prickly mouth does not make it a pleasant dram! Smoke, salty liquorice.
    • Finish
      55 55
      Well, it stays on palate, in your mouth, it does for some time, do I like it? Not really!

  10. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83


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