First whisky of St. Kilian Distillery presented

Signature Edition One is an unpeated three-year-old single malt whisky made in Germany

Three years of waiting are over: At the weekend St. Kilian proudly presented their first whisky. On Friday, 400 invited guests were able to convince themselves of the quality of the single malt of the distillery in Rüdenau, Lower Franconia. On Sunday an open house event was called out, an opportunity for all other interested whisky fans come and see and taste. Thousands followed the invitation and made a pilgrimage to the small town with the largest German whisky distillery.

The very first bottling called "First Kilian", limited to only 760 bottles, was already sold out very quickly in advance, but with the “Signature Edition One" the first generally available St. Kilian Single Malt Whisky was released, the first edition of a Signature series. The bottle looks very stylish, it is shaped like a pot still.

St. Kilian Signature One - the first of its kind

St. Kilian Signature One was blended from 37% ex-Bourbon, 37% rum, 18% PX sherry casks and 3% ex-Bourbon quarter casks. In addition to these oak barrels 5% casks of chestnut wood were added. The whisky was produced from unpeated German malt. However, the production equipment, including stills, is from Scotland and was installed by the renowned company Forsyths. A German-Scottish joint venture that is now bearing the first whisky fruits.

If you want to know some more about St. Kilian and other products of the distillery, you should join the live tasting event on 17.05. at 7 pm CEST: Benedikt Lüning from and Pat Hock from St. Kilian will taste the Turf Dog, two Spirits bottled exclusively for this tasting and the new Signature One. Here is the link to the livestream. Please notice: The tasting will be held in German.

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