St. Kilian Bud Spencer Whisky, smoky, 49% alc. Original bottling. Expansion: Italian Amarone red wine barrels and American bourbon barrels.
Nose: The smoke dominates the nose. Burned leaves, brown coal and solvents, the smell of workshop and used oil. Subtle fruit aromas emerge behind this. Some banana and unripe pear, lightly burnt caramel.
Palate: Slightly oily character, the peat smoke retains the aromas described in the nose, the caramel becomes stronger, fudge and pear compote are added, supplemented by pepper and ginger.
Finish: Rather short to medium length, ash and peat smoke, slightly tart sweetness.
Conclusion: young and smoky, especially the nose is wonderful. As a rule, I don't compare whisky from Germany to Scottish single malts, but this one here can keep up wonderfully with the peat bombs of the Isle of Islay. Really well done, should be tried. 85/100 points (2021). I thank the distillery for the sample.