St. Kilian Signature Edition Six relies on regionality
Franconianand Franconian wine characterize the new from Rüdenau
With their next single malt, German St. Kilian Distillers once again present an unpeated : St. Kilian Signature Edition Six is presented as a "Franconian" whisky that was made using Franconian malt and a significant proportion of Franconian wine casks. It should go on sale this October.
The St. Kilian Distillery is at home in the Franconian town of Rüdenau and uses malt from Scotland for their peated whisky, but German malt from Weyermann Maltings in Bamberg / Upper Franconia for its unpeated whisky. Numerous different barley malts are produced there and the preservation of old barley varieties is important to the company. The “Barke” malt St. Kilian uses is a made from a traditional two-row summer brewing barley, which offers slightly less alcohol than modern varieties, but a very intense and broad aroma.
When choosing the casks for the St. Kilian Signature Edition Six, emphasis was placed on Franconian influence: 30% of the whisky comes from Ex-Pinot Noir casks (French ) from the Fürst winery in nearby Bürgstadt. 25% was matured in ex- from Old Forester and 45% in ex- barrels from Early Times, both made from . St. Kilian Signature Edition Six was distilled in 2016 and 2017, now with an alcohol content of 47.5% .
Official tasting notes for the St. Kilian Signature Edition Six
Appearance: yellow gold Nose: fine tannic acid, ripe grapes
: a fine sweetness at the start, followed by aromas of wine and aromas of grain
flavor, sweet, dry and long-lasting: fine
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