Italian Malt Whisky, 'GOLD - Ex-Bourbon Cask', PUNI
Begun in 2010, PUNI is Italy’s first and only whisky producer. Hailing from South Tyrol, a province in the northeast of the country, the distillery takes its name from the nearby Puni River. An ideal location for whisky production, the “Highlands of Italy” have a long tradition of growing grain, with rye the dominant variety due to the area’s dry climate and low precipitation. PUNI uses this locally grown rye in its triple-grain mash bill along with malted barley and wheat, contributing a distinct flavor that speaks to PUNI’s vibrant location.
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Distilled from a combination of barley, wheat, and rye (all malted), PUNI GOLD is the most traditional of the PUNI single malt whiskies. It is matured exclusively in ex-bourbon barrels for five years, endowing it with flavors of vanilla, toasted oak, and sweet malted barley. Mellow and soft on the palate, it tastes far more mature than expected from its half decade in wood. Non-chill filtered with no added coloring. 43% ABV