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St. Kilian Bud Spencer - The Legend

Overall rating
82.70/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB177393
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rauchig
Casktype
ex-Bourbon & ex-Amarone
Casknumber
Batch 01
Strength
49.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
0705632326947
Added on
17 Feb 2021 1:59 pm by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50.02

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45 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for St. Kilian Bud Spencer - The Legend

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.70 points

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

    A sweet, fruity and spicy single malt with a good dose of smoke. The flavours harmonise very well with each other, whereby the influence of the ex-Amarone casks is also very subtle here. Similar to the non-smoky version of the Bud Spencer whisky, only this case with a smoky punch. Pleasantly drinkable!

    I thank St. Kilian Distillers for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2021/05/05/st-kilian-3yo-bud-spencer-the-legend-rauchig-batch-01-2020/
    • Nose
      Immediately, ashy smoke is on the nose. Behind it, sweet notes of vanilla and toffee emerge, accompanied by fruity pears as well as tropical fruits, mainly banana and pineapple. The cold smoke hovers discreetly above everything.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the smoke mingles with sweet notes of vanilla, caramel and honey. Pleasantly warming with a subtle peppery spiciness. Towards the finish more caramel tones and some toasted bread.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and warming, with caramel and a subtle ash note, and increasingly dry tannins.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water, the fruit notes are pushed into the background. What remains is vanilla, caramel and ashy smoke. Sweet on the palate with vanilla, toffee and honey, plus some banana, pepper and spicy smoke. The finish is still medium long with caramel, some banana, discreet smoke and dry tannins.

  2. craide scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Smooth, easy-to-drink malt. The Amarone barrel was possibly only used for coloring, in terms of taste I can't say that it was there.
    All in all, it's okay.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Slightly cooling smoke that looks like ash. Subtle smell of bacon. With some fruity pears with vanilla.
      Slightly sweet, makes the impression as if the smoke dissipates quite quickly.
      Then a somewhat bland-looking fruity-sweet component remains.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Relatively soft, oily start. Slightly tingling, spicy with pleasantly integrated alcohol and this nice, slightly cooling smoke. But I find the intensity of the smoke to be rather low. The fruitiness tends to decrease on the palate. Vanilla, oak spice and malt are a bit in the foreground here.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short finish, ash, cooling, some pepper,

  3. whisky_invest_at scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Price / performance is just right here. I ordered the whisky on www.trinklusiv.at because it is / was the cheapest there in Austria. For € 50 you can't go wrong here.

  4. riegerjonas scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    2021-04-17
    • Nose
      82 82
      not very smoky, hints of pear, slightly sweet, vanilla
    • Taste
      82 82
      Caramel, slightly smoky
    • Finish
      81 81
      strange finish (probably due to the wine barrel finish)

  5. domani scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For me, the smoky variant is rather easy drinking and clearly the better of the two Bud Spencer releases. In any case, it is more harmonious and well thought-out - 04/10/2021
    • Nose
      82 82
      Cold smoke, ash, mechanical oil, grassy, with a good will a bit of bacon flavor, alcohol is well integrated, it is very mild and aromatic
    • Taste
      85 85
      Malt sweetness, smoke, soft, mild aroma, very oily with a bit of ginger heat, reminds me of peppers in oil
    • Finish
      84 84
      Oily, slight barrel tingling in the mouth, phenolic smoke

  6. Sir MaHei scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. Myke scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    sweet on the nose, spicy and smoky in taste.
    The only thing that bothers me is the transition from sweet smoke to a sulphurous component - it's not mine; for just under 50 euros then quite expensive.
    There may be good material in the near future, but the price is quite steep - we are almost in the price spheres of a Lagavulin 16 and it has probably 13 years more under its belt.
    [80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky -> but do I need a (second) bottle?]
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sweet smoke, a bit peaty, sometimes a bit phenolic, a bit ashy campfire.
      light fruits (apricot, yellow apple), powdered sugar sweetness. Red fruits (tart cherries) also appear in the background - but regulated very far down.
      over time: wet hay, but becomes less ...
      The alcohol always sticks out, but is largely well integrated.
    • Taste
      81 81
      soft start, but flavor is added at the same time; peaty smoke is also immediately present.
      Sweet fruits are there, tingling on the tongue - ok, the youthful spiciness can be clearly felt here. Some oak and spicy tannins stick on the tongue.
    • Finish
      76 76
      ashy campfire smoke stays quite a long time. Slight acidity and some fruit.
      the smoke at the back becomes more and more sulphurous (gunpowder flakes).

  8. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  9. fradin11 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. MHFFMNN scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sweet, smooth smoke, vanilla, lemon, some orange, refreshing grassy notes.
    • Taste
      very refreshing, just light smoke that is slightly sweet. Plus some peppery spice, honey, rounded off by red wine flavours.
    • Finish
      the red wine lingers long and warm, again with some pepper which is quickly replaced by citrus notes. The whisky continues to water very nicely in the mouth.

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