Säntis Malt Edition Dreifaltigkeit

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Swiss Alpine Whisky
Old Oak Beer Casks
52.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2016 8:59 pm by chees
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 44.43

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29 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Säntis Malt Edition Dreifaltigkeit

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.07 points

  1. knopfler99 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well, first of all, you have to say that if you know what you have in the glass, you're not tasting that whisky quite unbiased. From the much read "smoked eel" to "smoky, smoky -> Säntis" you get so much along the way. I thought it was very interesting and better than expected, not as smoky as I thought, 86 points in any case it is worth and the price-enjoyment ratio fits. Dare you, you should have tried it.
    • Nose
      86 86
      From the bottle first rises a smoke, which could perhaps be taken as smoked fish. As a gift to the glass, it evaporates and gives way to fruity sherry notes. Citrus, sour apple, dried plums and scorched raisins mix with a bit of campfire smoke. A light alcohol note in the nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Hey, that's really delicious - in my mouth comes a mhhhhh over my lips, a breath later smoke and ash spread. Now the first sip and the spiciness of the oak comes out. A pleasant spiciness spreads in the mouth. From the smoked eel you can only guess something with the beginning of the finish.
    • Finish
      85 85
      There it is, whether it is eel is up to you, but the taste of smoked fish spreads in your mouth. Apple tones along with a large portion of smoked bacon ensure a relatively long finish. In empty glass, an incense aroma remains behind after minutes, as it is unparalleled.

  2. Captain Teague scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Interesting / definitely not for every day...if you like Weihrauch ( front row in the church here) and smoked salmon mixed with Tannenholz go for it

  3. riegerjonas scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      first association: disgusting, is that smoked eel note, sugary, molasses, syrup, liquorice, varnish, BBQ, smoked aroma, spare ribs, medium smoke, Ricola herb candy, charred varnished wood
    • Taste
      Smokey! Tart herbs like liquid soot, liquorice
    • Finish
      intense liquorice, smoked eel

  4. Lukas_Kiene did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quirky (extremely bizarre), unique, repulsive, yet extremely interesting.

    Smells and tastes like a drink may not smell and taste like it shouldn't. For my personal feelings, with the best will in the world, there can be no talk of enjoyment, the malt leaves me with negative impressions. Nevertheless, it is so exciting and so unique that you have to try it. And the quality itself is also impeccable (in my opinion). The alcohol is well integrated and the aromas for which it is known are very intense and without any disturbing alcoholic or woody notes. Crass thing!

    I cannot give a serious score here.
    • Nose
      Extreme greasy and dry campfire smoke, charred stovepipe (seriously, it smells like when I dismantle and clean the smoke exhaust pipe of the stove in the living room!), Dry charcoal, plus a strange note that reminds a bit of smoked fish. In the background a surprising and distinct sweetness.
    • Taste
      Dry charcoal, old bacon, heavy dry smoke. Also reminds me a bit of the sauce that you often find with pickled herrings in a can. In summary: Exaggerated smoke / coal, greasy, with strange fish sauce notes.

      With the second sip, a strong and unpleasant sweetness came to light.
    • Finish
      Charcoal briquette, a torrent of dry campfire smoke. Feels like breathing in and out the burnt / burned up ash particles that float through the air at a campfire. Wtf.

      The sweetness and greasy / smoky / fishy notes stick to the palate and fade very slowly.

  5. Chesterfield scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Very special, you have to like it
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. tangtang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    this is a special malt. Very herbal and spicy. I like the flavor combination a lot.
    • Nose
      At first, alcohol rises slightly into the nose, followed by a slight smoke note. Then there are sherry flavors which are rather superficial. These are then later overshadowed by cirrus notes, spicy with herbs
    • Taste
      slightly dirty smoke note, fermented fruits, pepper, oak, becoming bitter, lots of herbs, a hint of liquorice at the end, has something of smoked herbal medicine
    • Finish
      Here too, lots of intense herbs, reminds me of traditional medicine (also here in China), then a hint of smoked bacon spreads. But the liquorice is back too.

  7. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An excellent drop! Aroma like an eel smokehouse. The taste is then less 'extreme'
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Where's Ardbeg, and everybody else. Even the most whipped whisky you know next to Dreifaltigkeit looks more acceptable at one time. This is the darnness of the highest level, and it is completely different from the Islay (and elsewhere). I sampled the sample for perhaps 20 minutes. There is something that repels me, and at the same time I feel it is whisky and I want it again! Whisky that shifts your perception of dulcimer. It is absolutely original, but also uncompromising and merciless. I highly recommend all bizarre seekers, all hardcore lovers of peated style. When it comes to the opportunity, I'm sure something like that, or I want this stuff from the Swiss. I would love to amaze my friends by pouring this potion. My rating is "just" 87, but I think having a bottle of this unique whisky at home, I would probably rethink over time. The question is, in what direction? I do not know yet. A big thank you to the poor that he got me a sample in Germany!
    • Nose
      Hmmmm .... it was not here yet. The fluffiness of the Swiss is a completely different caliber than what I know from other pallet shops. I feel like I'm standing in the middle of the still smoldering burning of some old cottages. I feel burnt beams, open door of a thickly smoked smokehouse, tar, leaning rope. There are also some more sweet tones, like a jam jam on the sidewalk in the cottage, which they have forgotten and probably caught. In addition, it reminds me of something from the army. Burned Gun Dust? Burning leather boots? Some reminiscent memory from the war. Extremely interesting, yet to some extent to me a part, even to some extent annoying. A sweet burn, a stinking caramel. (87 b)
    • Taste
      That's a mother! Liquid soot? Alcohol-rinsed smokehouse? Taste, smoke, ash, a blast of heavier fruit, floods, then smoke, smoke, something smokey industrial. Burning glamor. (87 b)

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Top. Left. And guaranteed polarizing. If you like crazy stuff and sometimes "different" smoke than the Scottish ones and like Balcones Brimstone, this is the place for you, the whisky works really well for me. Since I find 50 € for 0.5l also appropriate.
    • Nose
      Smoke, no, rather charred wood, charred lacquered wood with dry kitchen herbs, savory and some resin
    • Taste
      Horny, powerful herb-kräutrig, also smoked bacon, but smoked over tons of herbs, herbal bitters, Crottendorfer incense, resin, old paint, with each new sip of some molasses and liquorice on the tip of the tongue (that's strange, usually liquorice comes up back the tongue, but right here on the top, is pretty much the sweetest on the whisky)
    • Finish
      tart and hot, bacon, incense, licorice - very long


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