PRESS RELEASE: Paris Wine & Spirits Trophy 2022

Paris Trophy Winner

Germany's largest whisky distillery achieves a total of nine awards at the PARIS WINE & SPIRITS TROPHY, including Double Gold and Grand Gold

Rüdenau, October 2022
This year, St. Kilian Distillers' whiskies and liqueurs will once again win numerous awards at international competitions. At the PARIS Wine & Spirits TROPHY 2022, one of the largest and most prestigious wine and spirits competitions in the world, the whisky distillery from Rüdenau in Lower Franconia wins a total of nine medals. "We are very proud of these awards, which show that we also convince internationally with our products. That's why we are always developing further, so that we can continue to produce whiskies and liqueurs of the highest quality at all times," says a delighted Managing Director Philipp Trützler. At the competition, which took place in Paris in October, wines and spirits from a total of 48 countries were evaluated by an international jury of experts in a blind tasting. In addition to quality, the criteria of value, label design and packaging were also included in the evaluation formula. All the whiskies and liqueurs submitted by St. Kilian Distillers received a convincing verdict from the expert judges and were awarded Double Gold, Grand Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

The awards in detail:

  • DOUBLE GOLD: Terence Hill - The Hero - Whisky (mild)
  • DOUBLE GOLD: Bud Spencer - The Legend - Single Malt Whisky (smoky)
  • GRAND GOLD: Terence Hill - The Hero - Full on the Nut (Hazelnut Liqueur)
  • GOLD: Terence Hill - The Hero - Whisky (smoky)
  • GOLD: Signature Edition Ten - Single Malt Whisky
  • SILVER: St. Kilian Liqueur made with Single Malt Whisky
  • SILVER: Bud Spencer - The Legend - Firewater (Chili Cinnamon Liqueur)
  • SILVER: Signature Edition Eight - Single Malt Whisky
  • BRONZE: Bud Spencer - The Legend - Whisky (mild)
Paris Trophy Winner

The smoky and mild whiskies from the Bud Spencer and Terence Hill series each won Double Gold international awards, as did the full-bodied hazelnut liqueur "Voll auf die Nuss", which was awarded Grand Gold. Mario Rudolf is particularly pleased about the gold medal for the Signature Edition Ten. For this single malt whisky, the focus was on the special aromas of various specialty malts. "From the brewer's point of view, far too little attention is paid to the influence of raw materials, especially malt. That's why the Signature Edition Ten is a very special homage to the mashbill, the malts used, which we have available here at St. Kilian," says the Master Distiller about the single malt, which impresses with intense malt notes and dark toffee. The Paris award-winning whiskies and liqueurs are available in the St. Kilian Distillers online store, on site at the distillery in Rüdenau, and from specialist retailers.

About St. Kilian Distillers GmbH

Germany's largest whisky distillery from the Lower Franconian town of Rüdenau near Miltenberg am Main produces top-class whisky that has been awarded numerous gold medals at the most prestigious whisky competitions around the globe. In addition, awards such as "Distillery of the Year" and "Whisky of the Year" testify to the international top level at which the still young distillery, founded in 2012 by the investment banker Andreas Thümmler, is now operating with its whiskies. St. Kilian Distillers supports the responsible use of alcohol, which you can find out more about at You can find more information about the company and portfolio at

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