Press release: World Whiskies Awards 2023

Multiple awards for whiskies from St. Kilian Distillers

Germany's largest whisky distillery achieves a total of eleven awards at the World Whiskies Awards 2023 in London, including Category Winner and Gold

Rüdenau, February 2023

St. Kilian Distillers continues seamlessly from its successful 2022. At the international World Whiskies Awards in London, which honor the best whiskies of all internationally recognized styles, the whisky distillery from the Lower Franconian town of Rüdenau near Miltenberg am Main once again achieved a total of eleven prizes. "Tradition and innovation, coupled with our enormous love of experimentation, drive us to top performance time and again. In doing so, the quality of our products always enjoys the very highest priority. We are proud of this and are very pleased that this is also honored in international competition with the best distilleries," says Managing Director Philipp Trützler. The strictly limited single malt whisky from the Heavy Metal Edition, Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution, received both the Category Winner award and the gold medal, as did the mild Terence Hill The Hero Whisky. All other whiskies submitted by St. Kilian Distillers also received a convincing verdict from the expert judges and were awarded silver medals, including the bottling from the new Core Range, St. Kilian Peated - Rich & Smoky.

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The awards in detail:

Successful cooperations

The St. Kilian Judas Priest whiskies are products of the extremely successful cooperation with Global Merchandising Services Limited. The company is one of the world's largest exploiters of merchandising rights in the music and entertainment industry and holds licenses from a large number of internationally successful music bands, including Judas Priest. The Brits are considered one of the biggest and most influential bands in heavy metal. With numerous albums and hits such as "Breaking The Law," "Living After Midnight" and "Painkiller," they have left their unmistakable mark on the metal music scene for more than 50 years and reached an absolute peak in their metal career with their legendary album "Firepower" in 2018.

Mario Rudolf is also delighted about the gold medal and simultaneous award as Category Winner for the mild Terence Hill Whisky. "It is a very special experience when this extraordinary cooperation with our friend and mentor David F. Hynes from the Great Northern Distillery is crowned with such success," the master blender notes with satisfaction. For the mild and smoky Terence Hill The Hero whiskies and the mild Bud Spender The Legend whisky, single malt whiskies from St. Kilian Distillers' own stocks are blended with triple-distilled whiskey from the Great Northern Distillery in Dundalk, Ireland.

Award winning bottlings available

Except for the winners Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution, Kiliani Edition - Gosbert and Single Cask Sherry PX Handfilled Peated (Cask 1527), all London award-winning whiskies from St. Kilian Distillers are available in the online store, on site at the distillery in Rüdenau as well as in specialized shops.

About St. Kilian Distillers GmbH

Germany's largest whiskey distillery, based in the Lower Franconian town of Rüdenau near Miltenberg am Main, produces top-class whiskey that regularly wins numerous gold medals at the most prestigious whiskey competitions around the globe. In addition, awards such as "Distillery of the Year" and "Whisky of the Year" also testify to the top international level at which the distillery, which was only founded in 2012 by investment banker Andreas Thümmler and is therefore still young, is now operating 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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