St. Kilian Bud Spencer - The Legend - Rauchig - Batch 02

Peaty, Leathery
2022-07-13
The German distillery St. Klilian has chosen Bud Spencer and Terrence Hill as characters for its marketing. Both peated and non-peated Whiskys as well as liqueurs appear as part of the series.
St. Kilian Bud Spencer - The Legend - Rauchig - Batch 02
St. Kilian Bud Spencer - The Legend - Rauchig - Batch 02 (Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)

See

The label, adorned with Bud Spencer's world-famous fist, promises a quick-witted and humorous experience. Those who have seen the movies of Bud Spencer & Terrence Hill know what we are talking about. Nevertheless, we are actually reviewing a Single Malt Whisky from Germany.

Smell

The scenery: A campfire on a fresh, lush and dewy meadow actually describes the nose quite well. A hint of citrus aromas and occasionally a bit of vanilla can still be found in the background.

Taste

The punch: Slightly peppery-spicy, but without a salty maritime quality, Bud Spencer opens with the first punch. The second fist follows sweetly with red berries, caramel sweetness, and typical red wine flavours.

Finish

The end: The knockout punch is dry, spicy and yet fruity at the same time, landing the opponents next to the campfire again.

Many faces have seen this legendary fist up close (Photo: WHISKY:EDITION)
Many faces have seen this legendary fist up close (Photo: WHISKY:EDITION)

Conclusion

The Bud Spencer whisky is complex, but not a bomb. The nose is relatively one-dimensional, while we like the combination of smoke with red wine cask very much. Even though we have a smoky single malt here, it is surprisingly drinkable and quite round for a NAS.
How and why one should build a bridge to Bud Spencer here remains a mystery to us, but marketing is marketing.

79/100 - Very Good
(Marcel: 78 | Sascha: 80)

Value for Money: Satisfying

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