Press release: A shower of medals for St. Kilian Distillers at the World Sprits Award 2024

Mario Rudolf with the awards of the World Spirits Award 2024

Churfränk distillery honored as World-Class Distillery and Master-Class Distillery 2024

Rüdenau, March 2024
The German whisky distillery St. Kilian Distillers was awarded the coveted "World-Class Distillery" and "Master-Class Distillery" awards at this year's World Spirits Award 2024 (WSA). Furthermore, the distillery's diverse product portfolio was awarded an outstanding 20 medals at the awards ceremony on March 23 in St. Pantaleon in Upper Austria. These included two double gold, 13 gold, four silver and one bronze medal.

Philipp Trützler, Managing Director of St. Kilian Distillers, is highly satisfied with this shower of medals: "As one of the leading German producers of high-quality whiskies and liqueurs, we are very proud to have established ourselves internationally as a pioneer in the industry. The recognition at the World Spirits Award 2024 encourages us in our pursuit of the highest quality and gives us the incentive to continue developing outstanding products."

St. Kilian's Master Distiller and Master Blender, Mario Rudolf, who personally accepted the trophies together with Philipp Trützler, is also impressed by the value and transparency of the international competition: "From our point of view, the WSA is an absolutely fair and highly professional competition with results that are always comprehensible. We are therefore all the more pleased that many of our products, which are permanently available in our range, have been recognized in this major competition. My thanks go to the entire St. Kilian team, whose commitment and passion are the key to our success."

Compared to other international spirits competitions, the WSA occupies a special position, as it not only awards medals for products, but also classifies the corresponding production facilities. In the "Whisky Worldwide" category, St. Kilian Distillers was awarded the highest honors "World-Class Distillery 2024" as well as the title "Master-Class Distillery 2024" in the category (Bitters & Liqueurs).

In addition, the St. Kilian range was able to assert itself against competition from a total of 300 different spirits submitted by 77 distilleries from 25 nations. The international jury of experts judged according to the WOB 100-point system specially tailored to spirits by the organizer Wolfram Ortner. The St. Kilian team is delighted with the extremely positive verdict of the renowned spirits experts, which characterizes the outstanding craftsmanship of the Lower Franconian distillery as well as the first-class quality of St. Kilian whiskies and liqueurs.

The awards in detail:

  • Master-Class Distillery 2024: St. Kilian Distillers GmbH
  • World-Class Distillery 2024: St. Kilian Distillers GmbH

Double gold:

  • St. Kilian PEATED - Rich & Smoky - Single Malt Whisky
  • ADVOCAAT - Egg liqueur made with single malt whisky


  • St. Kilian CLASSIC - Mild & Fruity - Single Malt Whisky
  • Terence Hill - The Hero - Whisky (mild)
  • Terence Hill - The Hero - Whisky (smoky)
  • Bud Spencer - The Legend - Whisky (mild)
  • Bud Spencer - The Legend - Single Malt Whisky (smoky)
  • Judas Priest - British Steel - Single Malt Whisky
  • St. Kilian Single Cask - Ex Domaine de la Paleine #3054 - Single Malt Whisky
  • St. Kilian Liqueur made with Single Malt Whisky
  • Bud Spencer - Banana Joe - Banana cream liqueur
  • Terence Hill - Full on the nut - hazelnut liqueur
  • St. Kilian Lime - Lime cream liqueur
  • St. Kilian Cream - cream liqueur
  • St. Kilian Marzipan Cream - Marzipan cream liqueur


  • Judas Priest - 50 Heavy Metal Years - Single Malt Whisky
  • St. Kilian Ambassador's Choice VII - Mario Rudolf and Gavin Ryan Thomson - Single Malt Whisky
  • St. Kilian Single Cask - Ex Tokaji Aszú #4764 - Single Malt Whisky
  • Bud Spencer - Firewater - Chili-cinnamon liqueur


  • St. Kilian Berry - forest fruit liqueur

Award winning bottlings available

The St. Kilian whiskies and liqueurs awarded at the WSA 2024 are available in the online store, on site at the distillery in Rüdenau and from specialist retailers. Only the two single cask bottlings Single Cask - Ex Domaine de la Paleine #3054 and Single Cask - Ex Tokaji Aszú #4764 as well as the Ambassador's Choice VII Edition are already out of stock.

About St. Kilian Distillers GmbH

The German whisky distillery from the Lower Franconian town of Rüdenau near Miltenberg am Main produces top-class whiskies and liqueurs that have been awarded more than 200 gold medals at the most prestigious competitions around the globe. In addition, awards such as "World-Class Distillery", "Distillery of the Year" and "Whisky of the Year" also testify to the top international level at which the young distillery, founded in 2012 by investment banker Andreas Thümmler and in production since 2016, operates with its whiskies. St. Kilian Distillers supports the responsible use of alcohol, about which you can find out more at For more information on the company and portfolio, visit

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