Single Malt Whisky
from Germany

St. Kilian produces internationally award-winning single malt whisky in the Scottish tradition.
Made in Germany and inspired by whisky cultures from all over the world.

Multiple awards:

Medals Awards
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Mit den Single Malt Abfüllungen „50 Heavy Metal Years“ und „Angel of Retribution“ feiert Deutschlands größte Whisky Destillerie 50 Jahre Bandgeschichte mit Judas Priest

What makes our German whisky so special?

St. Kilian Distillers is a German single malt whisky distillery based on the Scottish model. Here, pure barley malt meets copper pot stills - and decades of whisky know-how meets German engineering.

We make our whisky from 100% barley malt - from Germany and the Scottish Highlands.

We mature it in over 200 different types of casks from all over the world - and always bottle it with natural colour and not chill-filtered.

St. Kilian means: Distilled in Scottish pot stills made of copper. Made by the traditional company Forsyth, loved for particularly good single malt.

Our distillery

Two whisky connoisseurs, one idea. A village of 760 souls, Germany's largest whisky distillery.
How St. Kilian Distillers became what we are today.

Visit St. Kilian

St. Kilian is a visitor distillery and only 60 minutes by car from Frankfurt am Main. Look over our shoulder at our craft or book an exclusive warehouse tasting and spend an unforgettable day in beautiful Rüdenau.

Only at our distillery on site: come by and secure yourself a bottle of our strictly limited Distillery Only Whisky. Always from a cask - and with a hand-inscribed label.

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"It was a fantastic evening. Very interesting tour, peppered with many anecdotes of the creation. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended."

- AlzenauAllgaeu at Tripadvisor

ST. KILIAN - Virtual tour of our whisky distillery

Whisky culture up close

There are things that stay in your head. The moment you enter our fragrant barrel warehouse for the first time or see our stills bubbling in action.

Would you like to experience whisky from St. Kilian in its full range? Hear the stories behind the whiskies? Taste exciting cask bottlings? Secure a place at our in-house tastings.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between German and Scotch whisky?

The continental climate in Germany favours the cask maturation of the whisky - so our young single malt whiskies taste very mature and complex for their age.

Which barrels does St. Kilian use?

We use over 200 different types of barrels from all over the world - always making sure to put the highest quality and most active barrels in our warehouse.

Since when has whisky been produced in Germany?

Whisky production on a larger scale began in Germany at the end of the 1990s. In many German distilleries the production process is still based on the fruit still, we use copper stills from Forsyths.

Where can I buy whisky from St. Kilian?

We distribute our whisky through our own online shop and through our network of dealers. In addition, you will find us at many trade fairs and can secure our whisky in our on-site distillery shop.

Private Cask

Your own whisky barrel? We make this dream come true. Your very own private whisky
- matured in the cask of your choice, bottled in our unique pot-still bottles.