Overall rating
84.70/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB182308
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fass Nr. 1
Vintage
17.03.2016
Bottled
12.04.2021
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Johanniskreuzeiche
Casknumber
1
Number of bottles
760
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Label
First Cut nach 5 Jahren
Bottle code
LOT No. 210412
Added on
26 apr 2021 9:15 pm by aNewbie
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.90

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13 × member ratings

124 × in collection

Whisky reviews for St. Kilian 2016

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.70 points.

  1. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    By chance I had received a small sample of it (1 cl). Well diluted with water it was almost a dram ;)) Certainly still not enough to assess it correctly, but my enthusiasm was so great that I wanted to tell you about it. Many thanks go out to Ingo (WHISKYHUNT4U) from whiskyfass.de.
    • Nose
      I'm standing in an old shoemaker's repair shop and in the wooden drawers are spare leather soles, old and new. On the equally wooden shelves are tools, glue, shoe polish, etc. In the background there is a subtle fruitiness with a dark sweetness. Admittedly a bit dirty nose, but made exciting and I like that... "Very special".
    • Taste
      Wow, awesome texture. Finally something completely different. The mouth is sweetly designed with berries Rumtopf in a clay pot from earlier times. That was always the case with my mother on special days. Hey Hoh, I like this one! Present resonates with the feeling of having something very special in the glass. awesome part. The transition says unequivocally: "Immediately again clans".
    • Finish
      Medium but solid and with a lasting impression.
      The recognition value is extremely high. What makes this bottle very special. St.Kilian Fass No.1, I know you now and I will be back in 5 years, I promise!
      My full respect goes out to Mario and his team.
      "Friends, ... Germany " can " yes " whisky!

  2. claymore84 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-19-2021 in Wustrow.

  3. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The special german virgin oak brings a distinctive wood character. To use an old Laphroaig slogan, this likely is the fine line between love and hate..., tastewise...

    Time to air the dram is absoluetly recommended - the oak seems to fade a bit and fruity rum like notes come into the foreground. All in all quite a full and dense body, something to be savoured and experimented with and not for everyday drinking imho.

    I like the idea of refilling the emptied 70% of the cask with new spirit. The result in 5 years time should be containing less wood flavour and even more fruity notes ...

    (Impressions based on the 25ml sample of the St. Kilian online warehouse tasting)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. The Maltmill Circle did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Official info from St. Kilian:

    Barrel No. 1 made from the Palatinate St. John's Cross was specially made for St. Kilian and marks the hour of birth for Germany. Our first brandy made from unpeated barley malt from St. Patrick's Day 2016 was allowed to mature in it for 5 years. The result is a fine single malt whisky with a pleasant sweetness, the aroma of rum raisins, fine vanilla and dark fruits. You should not miss this very special and very limited bottling.

    Single malt whisky
    Bottled with 58.7% vol.
    Our first brandy, matured in the St. John's Cross barrel for over 5 years
    Double distilled in our original Scottish pot still stills
    A pleasant sweetness, rum-raisin aromas, fine vanilla note, dark fruits
    Made from 100% pure barley malt
    Natural color and not chill-filtered
    In the St. Kilian pot still bottle with high-quality gift packaging

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