St. Kilian - Tag des Deutschen Whiskys (2023)

Rich, Dried Fruits
It's that time of year again. On the last Saturday in June, we celebrate the Day of the German Whisky. The St. Kilian Distillery is hosting its Whisky Festival for the second time. With great anticipation, we take this opportunity to closely examine the special edition from last year's festival. This time, it's the popular Hungarian oak from St. Kilian. The relatively small 95-liter casks impart a very rich color to this single malt, despite an aging period of just under five years.
St. Kilian - Tag des Deutschen Whiskys (2023)
St. Kilian - Tag des Deutschen Whiskys (2023)
Single Malt Whisky | 4 Year Old | 53,30 % ABV. | 129,80 €/l | St. Kilian Distillery | produced in Germany | Whiskybase ID 234444
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The nose opens robustly, as expected. We find a mélange of intense dark fruits, dominated by prunes and overripe cherries. Light spicy oak notes accompany these aromas. After some time in the glass, subtler notes of vanilla, caramel, and a hint of clove emerge.


The taste is richly sweet and extremely fruity. A wild mix of pureed summer berries goes hand in hand with raisins and cherry jam once again. The mouthfeel is oily, very pleasant, and the cask strength integrates the flavors wonderfully. On the palate, the oak becomes more pronounced. The woodiness comes to the forefront and is accompanied by nutmeg and cinnamon.


The malt's finish is medium-long. The journey continues consistently here. Now, oak tones and spices dominate. The sweetness of the dried fruits is still noticeable but takes a back seat.


It's no secret that we've enjoyed St. Kilian malts aged in Hungarian oak in the past – this one is no exception. Despite the relatively short maturation period and no previous cask usage, we find a whisky with great complexity and a fruitiness usually only achieved with sherry maturation. It's a shame that this edition has long been sold out. We wish you a wonderful Day of the German Whisky 2024!

Rating: 81/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 81 | Sascha: 81)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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