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St. Kilian 2017

Overall rating
84.91/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB186273
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Signature Edition - Seven
Vintage
2017
Bottled
2021
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
ex-Sherry PX & ex-Sherry Oloroso
Number of bottles
5700
Strength
51.7 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 500 ml
Bottle code
210610
Barcode
0745760720156
Market
de Germany
Added on
27 Jun 2021 11:14 pm by VersteckterBenutzer
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 76.12

8 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

390 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for St. Kilian 2017

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.91 points

  1. Official tasting note

    The St. Kilian Signature Edition Seven is the ideal companion for the summer. Matured in ex-sherry barrels, this bottling reflects the Andalusian summer sun. The balanced balance between ex-Sherry PX and ex-Sherry Oloroso barrels ensures a harmonious enjoyment.

    ~ Single malt whisky
    ~ Bottled with 51.7% vol.
    ~ Matured over 3 years
    ~ in ex-Sherry PX and ex-Sherry Oloroso barrels
    ~ Double distilled in our original Scottish pot still stills
    ~ A dry sweetness of raisins and walnuts is accompanied by ripe peaches and creamy malt sweets, with warming hints of aromatic oak and fresh mint
    ~ Made from 100% pure barley malt
    ~ Natural color
    ~ not cool-filtered
    ~ In the St. Kilian pot still bottle with high-quality gift packaging
    ~ Item number: DJ000194-001
    ~ 44.90 € including VAT

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It is good, pleasant and easy to drink, though to my tongue the batch is tamed by a few tads too much. My first choice would always be to turn to single casks like the characterful stunning casks 665 and 666.

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/175663/st-kilian-2017

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/185370/st-kilian-2017

    But this of course is always the debate of batch vs. single cask...

  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    01.05.2022
    • Nose
      Herbs, gum, lemon, almost citrus cleaner, menthol, caramel, some marzipan, freshly cut grass, apricot, peach, some grain, overripe tangerine, some burnt wood
    • Taste
      Apricot, burnt caramel, dark bread, lemon, herbs, a bit of wood, a rather unpleasant spiciness at the end

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The palate can't quite keep up with the nose, which is much more refined and delicate comparatively.
    • Nose
      A floral first impression (rose petals) followed by a heavy sherry influence, although not to the point of domineering the spirit. Lots of sultanas, some walnuts, pralines and fermented grapes. There's a whiff of mint and aniseed in the background. Very clean and crisp.
    • Taste
      Very oily, but quite an aggressive arrival. The oak is fairly dominant, but it's also fairly spicy and alcoholic. Lots of cloves, some coconut shavings and a fair amount of black pepper. I also get burnt toast and hints of fennel, with sweetness from toffee and crème caramel.
    • Finish
      More toffee as well as some mint. Medium in length.

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The nose is really nice, clean and clear, sherry is dominant but I'm still surprised that it comes across as soft and harmonious. More like the really light, sweet sherry, grapes, dark apples, everything is not very complex, but still enjoyable and the alcohol is super integrated without any disturbing or spicy elements. 87

    Wow, unfortunately it falls off sharply here. Rather in the direction of spicy, a little young, a little out of round and the development becomes more bitter and remains more alcoholic. It's still good to drink, but that's not a real whisky indulgence for me.
    It's a shame, the nosing was really nice and the tasting can't keep the harmony. 83

    Departure too alcoholic 82

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

    This seventh Signature Edition from St. Kilian pleases with a nice balance of sweetness and nuttiness, which, together with the dry sherry aromas and herbs, create a beautiful harmony in the glass. Perfectly bottled at a slightly higher drinking strength, which also allows playing with a few drops of water. No off-flavours or metallic notes that could indicate the young age. On the contrary: the alcohol is already very well integrated and the sweet, nutty and herbal notes offer the whisky lover an aromatic pleasure that already shows character and depth.

    I thank St. Kilian Distillers for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2021/08/31/st-kilian-3yo-signature-edition-seven-2017-2021/
    • Nose
      Initially sultanas on the nose, mixed with dark fruits soaked in dry sherry. In addition, ripe peaches, walnut and discreet herbal notes, primarily sage and mint.
    • Taste
      Dry sweetness of sultanas, dark fruits and walnut on the palate. This is accompanied by ripe peaches and creamy malt sweets, with warming hints of aromatic oak, fresh mint and sage.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and creamy with a spicy warmth, accompanied by fine sherry notes, honey, malt sweets as well as ripe walnut.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water, there are noticeably more herbal notes on the nose, along with more ripe walnut, dry sherry and the delicious sultanas. More spicy and tingling on the palate with oak and a touch of pepper. Creamy malt sweets with a little less walnut and herbal notes towards the finish. The finish is still long, creamy and warming with dry sherry and a hint of oak.

  8. 1962_joe scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    This is the first St. Kilian that I have tried, and I was pleasantly surprised.
    Plenty of fruity flavor, dried fruits and nice and smooth.
    I look forward to trying more from this German distillery.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, dried fruits.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Nice and smooth with plenty of flavor.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Spicy finish, not too short.

  9. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Sporx scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Aroma sweet, sherry, fresh herbs, nutty, raisin, orange. Varied nose. You can really take your time for your nose, it's worth it

    Taste smooth at the beginning, briefly artificial sweetness,
    then transition to sherry sweetness (artificial sweetness disappears), chocolate, raisins, even more px sherry, become slightly spicy at the back

    Finish, cannot hide the youth, tannins, spicy, towards medium length, still slight alcohol sharpness

    But too expensive compared to various similar bulkheads

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