St. Kilian Bud Spencer - The Legend

Overall rating
80.89/100
votes
154
Whiskybase ID
WB169204
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Whisky
Bottled
11.2020
Casktype
ex-Bourbon & ex-Amarone
Casknumber
Batch 01
Number of bottles
20000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Los Nr. 201102
Barcode
0705632326893
Added on
05 nov 2020 6:14 pm by chris-sg
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 37.85

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Whisky reviews for St. Kilian Bud Spencer - The Legend

20 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.89 points.

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Bud Spencer! To be honest, I only bought this young single malt because of the bottle or the label! In terms of taste, the St. Kilian really doesn't pull me off my stool, although after the second glass it seems a bit more pleasant and palatable. Nice gag, great look, looks really good on my whisky barrel ...

    22/21/21/21 (85P)
    • Nose
      Light and thin caramel shines in the Premium Snifter, oily streaks stick to the glass wall. Sweetish fruity notes appear tenderly in the nose, sugar and vanilla are added. Mirabelle plums and apricots, hints of apples and mandarins, slightly floral with meadow herbs and a hint of caramel and honey. Crumbs of milk chocolate and again sugared yellow fruits, the nose looks extremely fragile and filigree.
    • Taste
      Yellow fruits with dried wood tones flow over the tongue, slightly tart and spicy, followed by caramel and cane sugar, hints of hazelnut and raisins end voluminously on the palate. Cozy warmth lines the entire mouth area, mint and slightly grassy or floral notes emerge. Minimally burnt sugar plays with yellow, dark fruit, herbs and spice paste spread over the tongue, spicy and dry wood tones emerge from hazelnuts, which herald the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Spicy, with dried wood and fruit tones, the malt sticks tartly on the palate. Sugar and vanilla paste, wooden with sweet and fruity notes ... The aftertaste also seems rather reserved and shy.

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  3. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. maltman91 scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    light fruit, dry, sharp finish, you can tell that he is still young. Priced too high for 3 years of maturity

  5. Dramexperience scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    A sweet and pleasant but not too complex whisky.

  6. glenrob scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Rody024 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Very spiritsy. Totally not well integrated ABV, because the flavour profile is fairly light.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Floral notes of honey, spiritsy and a whiff of wood.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Tropical fruits such as mango and coconut. Marzipan with some honey.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short, vanilla and alcohol.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
      Sweet. Apple, peach. A light maltiness.
    • Taste
      82 82
      More of the same. Peach, apple, malt, tea and vanilla.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Apple, peach and malt.

  9. domani scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Yes is OK. A good, young whisky without annoying missing notes that you can pour every now and then - no matter what time of year. It reminds me a lot of the Loch Lomond Original in the blue tin can. Still, hats off to the marketing idea; the bottle (s) look good on the whisky shelf - 04/09/2021
    • Nose
      77 77
      First of all, I smell a spicy grain note, along with fresh citrus and zest aromas, apple, apricot, powdered sugar, fondant, chocolate, nougat, citrus-fruity and grassy, but the grain note remains largely dominant and becomes sticky over time
    • Taste
      76 76
      The cardboard continues here, tart, malty-sweet, block chocolate, fresh ginger, very oily, voluminous woody bitterness
    • Finish
      74 74
      Very woody and oily, peppery, grassy, overripe banana

  10. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    not necessarily legendary, but not bad either. An easy drinking malt. I like it.
    • Nose
      Apple, pears, apricots, light fruity, slightly caramel, slightly malty, rather soft and reserved, some herbs come later, then chocolate,
    • Taste
      fruity, sweet, malty, some caramel, nuts, some oak, chocolate, later becoming slightly dry
    • Finish
      Sweet, malty, nutty finish, the fruits are now more subtle and the oak notes stronger, it also appears sweeter.

  11. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    an easy-drinking-dram
    Ok for me
    doesn't have as much boom as legend
    • Nose
      sweet chewing gum from childhood (these plates), slightly earthy, young malt, bananas, slightly caramel, slightly red berries (strange) becomes stronger, sweetness, young / unripe apple, slightly metallic, a strange note
    • Taste
      soft, round, oily on the palate
      Banana light brown becomes stronger, tingles a bit, slightly aromatic herbs, becomes more spicy, oak, malt no longer young, vanilla appears, a bitter note like lemon
    • Finish
      medium long
      Vanilla, malt, warm, cake batter, spicy,
      astringent on the palate

  12. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nice young whisky with a great sweetness from the wine barrel. Simply knitted, but delicious and above all like a good young whisky, no fruit brandy. The label actually gets an extra note, if only "marketing nonsense". But regardless of the look, the whisky is perfect.

  13. TechnOBY scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
      smells like eagle owl / glue!
    • Taste
      82 82
      spicy, tart
    • Finish
      83 83
      now the Amarone barrel comes into its own - a bit sour, tart; Buttermilk

  14. Wiggerl scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    I would describe it as a simple summer whisky that aligns with a light white wine. The nose is the most interesting, in the mouth - starting from the nose - you get disappointed and in the finish it gets lost. All in all, not a whisky to buy.
    • Nose
      First nose: grassy floral, malty sweetness, some alcohol, then light summer white wine with some acidity and nice fruit, gooseberries, pear peel, not a complex nose, but the different aromas can be easily assigned
    • Taste
      Slightly peppery sharpness with aromas of white wine (like in the nose) and malt, slight bitterness occupies the mouth, no differentiable fruits, no floral notes
    • Finish
      Peppery bitterness merges into the medium-length finish and slowly fades. Finally, a touch of strong cocoa.

  15. besar scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  16. stefan_PB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Really an easy drinking whisky that does not overwhelm anyone and still offers a lot in terms of taste. This St. Kilian could be my new Daily Dram. Very nice whisky with great PLV.
    • Nose
      The first thing you notice is a wonderful fruitiness. In my opinion, cherry and banana stand out here. The fruity scent appears almost perfume-like before a light, sweetish malt note is added. A few subtle herbal tones can also be smelled out. The Bud Spencer is rich in the nose here. Very pleasant.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the malt note comes through, which is almost like bread here. Again a lot of fruit. I can see apricots and morello cherries in front of me while drinking. There is also a subtle hint of vanilla. The whisky is very, very mild and rather subtle on the palate, despite the 46% vol. The St. Kilian is not yet really complex on the palate, at its young age that is also rather unlikely. But it makes up for this small drawback with its mild fruitiness. It is also a very cleanly distilled drop. No missing note, no matter how small, can be found. Very well crafted.
    • Finish
      Medium length and dry. And here again fruit notes, which actually run like a red thread through the entire tasting.

  17. rolabob scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  18. 2ndSip scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A typical summer whisky because of the bright fruits. The nose makes you want more. For me, however, too little of the aromas from the nose arrives in the taste - I lack the punch. ABV isn't everything.
    St. Kilian's malts aren't bad, but they just need more time; 3.5 years are simply not enough for this malt.
    Certainly interesting for Bud Spencer fans, but from a whisky point of view, it doesn't knock you off your feet.
    [80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky --- but do I need a (second) bottle?]
    • Nose
      82 82
      When pouring it felt like pouring a (sour) white wine. But that note vanished immediately.
      What remains is a wine note that has turned into a sweetish one. Light fruits (apricots, juicy pears and peaches, green apples), together with fresh malt and grain.
      Overall, however, the aromas are somehow dull and not fully there - that is probably due to the youth.
      Only with time and enough air do the aromas unfold more and more. Again and again - despite the fruit sweetness - a certain sour note appears.
    • Taste
      76 76
      very soft start. The flavor comes afterwards, is present, but not extreme.
      With the first sip, the focus is on the spice, with the second sip it is more the fruit (here apricot and apple dominate). It gets a little drier with a dash of vanilla.
      The 46% can be clearly felt on the palate.
    • Finish
      73 73
      unfortunately a rather short finish with a malty, grainy note. A fresh, woody oak spice remains in the mouth, but then unfortunately evaporates far too quickly.
      The alcoholic "spiciness", on the other hand, remains even longer after the finish - if that's the Bud Spencer Punch ... mmmh, well.

  19. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    That would be the summer whisky category on the balcony when it is still nice and warm in the evening.
    • Nose
      Blind sample:

      Colour:
      Light rose gold

      Nose:
      The colleague starts out very fresh and fruity. Fresh, sweet wine aromas immediately come out of the glass. Something like strawberry punch. In addition, it smells young and a little bit un-Scottish. Which I don't mean derogatory now.
      With a little time in the glass comes vineyard peaches, red apples and a damp wood fragrance. A little marzipan joins it from the background. The alcohol occasionally flashes through. Which I don't find annoying. Tip here on 43%.
      I like this fresh - fruity one very much.
    • Taste
      Somewhat blunted start. The alcohol pushes something. Rather tap here on 48 - 50%. The smelled aromas are a little flatter in the taste. I find more bitter almonds here and it looks much more metallic. Get away from the taste of the punch and prefer strawberry brandy and a little chocolate. Something like fine drops in nuts. In the background, slightly sour wine aromas and green apples play a role. A fresh taste plays around the aromas all the time.
    • Finish
      Short to medium length. Somehow grainy at first. Then it becomes sweet - fruity. The alcohol invigorates the mouth.

  20. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  21. Official tasting note

    official information from the distillery:

    Color: light copper

    Made from 100% pure barley malt, the Bud Spencer whisky matured for over 3 years in Amarone barrels and ex-Bourbon barrels. It has been double distilled in original Scottish pot still stills.

    BUD SPENCER - THE LEGEND
    In his films, our hero Bud Spencer fights around the world for law and justice. Fearless and unconventional, he paralyzes all scoundrels and criminals. Then he likes to have a whisky or two. We think he deserves it.

    At St. Kilian Distillers we create absolute premium whiskys for a global audience. For our "Bud Spencer - The Legend" we have combined fine bourbon barrels from the USA with Italian Amarone red wine barrel notes. Of course in the proven St. Kilian "Made in Germany" top quality.

    Cheers - we toast with you
    Bud Spencer - the legend

    Available from November 16, 2020 for € 34.90 / 0.7l!
    • Nose
      Wine aromas and a light spice
    • Taste
      sweet fruits, delicate vanilla and honey notes followed by complex herbal notes
    • Finish
      Slightly dry aftertaste, long-lasting, pronounced vanilla, some spice

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