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St Kilian. Best German Whisky Distillery

St. Kilian Distillers

honoured as

Best Whisky Distillery National

The Whisky-Botschafter Award 2024

Press Release by St Kilian Distillers

"Rüdenau, November 2023

The innovative German whisky distillery St. Kilian Distillers was honoured with the Der Whisky-Botschafter Award "Best Whisky Distillery National 2024 Gold" at the 24th InterWhisky in Frankfurt am Main. The awards from Der Whisky-Botschafter magazine have been presented annually since 2015 and are one of the most important honours in the German-speaking whisky scene. Outstanding achievements by companies and personalities in the whisky industry in Germany are honoured with awards in a total of six categories.

From left: Der Whisky Botschafter Editor Christian H. Rosenberg, Editor-in-chief Bernhard Schäfer, St Kilian Brand Ambassador Christoph Albietz, St Kilian CTO and Master Blender Mario Rudolf.

Photo by The Gateway to Distilleries

St. Kilian Distillers was nominated by a jury of leading industry experts and writers from Der Whisky-Botschafter magazine as an acknowledgement of the commitment and passion that the distillery and its team have invested in producing first-class whiskies.

The result of an online vote among the magazine's community and German whisky lovers, in which over 19,000 people took part, also contributed half of the final score.

Happy faces at the award ceremony, from left: Christoph B. Albietz and Mario Rudolf from St. Kilian Distillers.

Photo by The Gateway to Distilleries

The Lower Franconian distillery from Rüdenau near Miltenberg was able to successfully prevail against strong national competition and, with this award, once again demonstrates its outstanding expertise in an innovative range of exquisite whiskies that combine both tradition and masterful craftsmanship. St. Kilian's delight is correspondingly great.

"As a young distillery that has only been on the market with whiskies since 2019, we are very proud to have been honoured with such an important award and to have prevailed against strong, renowned competitors,"

an overjoyed Mario Rudolf, master distiller & blender at St. Kilian says.

Photo by The Gateway to Distilleries

For Rudolf, this award is a great honour and an outstanding accolade for the entire St. Kilian team. Brand ambassador Christoph B. Albietz also attaches great importance to this recognition.

"First and foremost, we owe this award to our tireless fans, who supported us so strongly with their votes. For us, this honest award also reflects the unconditional quality standards and the passionate dedication of the team".

Proud of the "Best Whisky Distillery National 2024 Gold" award, from left Christoph B. Albietz and Mario Rudolf.

The award of the title "Best Whisky Distillery National 2024 Gold" underlines the importance of St. Kilian Distillers as a leading force in the German whisky industry and as a pioneer for excellence and innovation in the business."

Press Release End

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