Säntis Malt Edition Himmelberg

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Swiss Alpine Whisky
Old Oak Beer Cask & Wine Cask Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Nov 2015 5:29 pm by mds51

Average value

€ 34,90

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51 × member ratings

117 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Säntis Malt Edition Himmelberg

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.14 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Think it is my first Swiss, I'm sure it is my first Säntis.
    I gave a relative high score, because even though what is there is certainly not recognizable as whisky, not on the nose nor on the pallate, it is still very nice and pleasant.
    • Nose
      Ohhh, hold on... what's that? First impression on the nose is Guinness with a dash of Absinth.
      I like both, so why not?
      Then the beer notes gets unusually dominating here.
      Spice cake with a double dose of ginger and nutmeg, or gingerbread dough.
      Apart from unusual there is nothing "off" or wrong about it.
    • Taste
      A pallate very true to the nose.
      Sweet arrival, first impression is that it's a little thin.
      Then the spice arrives, not at all hot, just that it's massive on taste.
      It's like stuffing your mouth with every single gingerbread man you punched out before putting the empty plate in the oven.
      This would be the perfect boxing day breakfast in bed.
    • Finish
      Fading to a medium lenght.
      Medium warmth to the spice as well, and as it fades it changes slightly towards sweet chocolate.

  2. ralle1968 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    If he was open long enough, he develops a delicious banana flavor.
    • Nose
      84 84
      First malty, after oxidation banana.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Hop notes.
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted from the whisky advent calendar of the "Whisky chest".
    • Nose
      Very interesting or unusual. Smells of beer with fermented grapes, followed by vanilla and white chocolate - spicy. I would not touch a whisky. Smells more like a mixture of beer, Gewürztraminer and Cognac. Maybe one of them was used as a barrel for ripening. Overall, not very complex and looks young.
    • Taste
      Mild seasoning and grape in the foreground. Velvety wood nuances are accompanied by vanilla and white truffle chocolate.
    • Finish
      Intense and short, with grape must and well integrated wood notes.

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

    I was quite surprised and very pleased by this lovely sweet and
    fruity single malt from Switzerland. The maturation in beer and
    subsequent wine casks works pretty well here bringing delicate flavours
    of pears and wine to the fore. This is well-balanced by the surprisingly
    bold spiciness of the oak. A flavourful and savoury Swiss malt. Light
    and fruity, spiced and woody!

    I thank Caminneci - Wine & Spirit Partner for the sample!

    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity on the nose with vanilla and ripe pears. Delicate wine
      aromas emerge, nicely mixed with beer flavours and hints of roasted oak
      and cinnamon in the back. Very aromatic and appealing nose!
    • Taste
      Sweet start on the palate with creamy vanilla, wine flavours and ripe
      pears. This is followed by an unexpected intense spiciness of oak,
      pepper, cinnamon and ginger. Very warm with lingering notes of roasted
      oak and espresso towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and subtle warm. Becomes dry with oak, caramelized
      ginger and espresso. Tender sweet wine flavours nicely linger on the

      WITH WATER: Fruity but less sweet on the nose with a few drops
      of water. The beer flavours are nicely present while the wine aroma is
      slightly pushed in the back. Sweet and fruity on the palate with
      vanilla, pears and wine flavours. The spiciness is significantly tamed
      with water, however, notes of roasted oak and caramelized ginger stille
      continue being present in the mouth. The finish is long, subtle warm and
      less dry with reduced roasted oak flavours. Lovely creamy vanilla and
      ripe pears on the tail.

  7. robain scored this whisky 78 points Moderator

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. robain scored this whisky 78 points Moderator

    • Nose
      Some honey maybe,
      its kinda boring and flat, hints of fruits.
    • Taste
      better in the
      taste, spicy, light smoke, oaky.
    • Finish
      Medium short
      finish, some spicyness hangning on.

  9. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Säntis Malt Edition Himmelberg (beer + wine finish)
    Tasted 2015-11-20 @ Bottle Market HB
    N Christbirne, plumy
    G fruity and delicious, juicy cherry rose whisky


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