The Smoky Spirit: St. Kilian Peated Whiskey

A Captivating Blend of Peat and Elegance

Crafted with precision and passion, St. Kilian Peated Whiskey showcases the distillery's commitment to traditional methods and uncompromising quality. This exquisite single malt whisky has been described as ‘Smoky and Creamy’, by our Judge Lorenzo Piscitello. Its creamy texture adds a luxurious touch, elevating the drinking experience to new heights.

The Whiskey has been ranked #10 with a score of 87 points at the Global Drinks Ratings, 2023. Get ready to embark on a journey of smoky indulgence with St. Kilian Peated Whiskey.

Facts To Know

ABV %: 46

Beverage Type: Spirit

Category: Whisky

Sub-Category: Other Whiskey

Producer:  St. Kilian Distillers GmbH

Cask Type: 70% Ex-Bourbon, 30% PX & Oloroso

Country: Germany

Look: Gold

Tasting Notes

Aroma: The beguiling fruit bouquet of grilled apricots, juicy pears and ripe bananas is refined with sweet vanilla as well as a squeeze of lime, perfectly surrounded by mild peat smoke and complemented by dry ash tones with cooling mint.

Taste: Full-bodied sweet and fruity with vanilla, apricots and pears, in harmonious interaction with creamy toffee and delicate peat smoke, which elegantly underlines the warming oak spice with a pinch of white pepper and fresh mint.

Finish: Pleasantly warming with creamy fruit compote as well as dark toffee, which are long-lasting and underpinned by ashy smoke and subtle dry oak spice.

Production Process

The production process of St. Kilian PEATED Single Malt Whisky involves key steps: malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation, and bottling. Carefully selected barley is smoked with peat to impart a smoky flavor. The barley is then mashed, fermented with yeast, and distilled in copper pot stills. The spirit is aged in oak casks, blended, and bottled at 46% ABV. This meticulous process ensures a rich and balanced smoky whisky.

Our Judges Review

Michele Becatti (Bar Manager at Ginza St. James)

“Fabulous Bottle & Packaging”, says Michele. He adds, “Sweet and fruity with vanilla, apricots and pears with a little kick of white pepper and mint”.

Lorenzo Piscitello (Bartender at Artesian Langham Hotel London)

Lorenzo describes the whiskey as, ‘Vanilla pear and cream notes”.

About The Brand

St. Kilian Distillers, located in Rüdenau, Germany, is a renowned distillery known for its exceptional single malt whiskies. With a focus on craftsmanship and quality, they employ traditional methods and state-of-the-art equipment. Their whiskies are crafted from carefully selected barley, malted and smoked with peat for distinct smoky flavors. St. Kilian emphasizes long maturation periods using ex-bourbon and sherry casks, resulting in rich and complex flavors. Each bottle is meticulously produced, showcasing their commitment to excellence. St. Kilian Distillers' dedication to traditional techniques and exceptional whiskies has made them a respected name in the industry.

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