Italian Malt Whisky, 'SOLE - Bourbon & Sherry Casks'
Italian Malt Whisky, 'SOLE - Bourbon & Sherry Casks', 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.
Distilled from a combination of barley, wheat, and rye (all malted), aged for two years in ex-bourbon barrels and an additional two years in Pedro Ximenez sherry butts, the nose on the PUNI SOLE radiates bright citrus and warm vanilla while the palate is layered with soft oak and wild honey. It’s a pleasing Highland-style malt, albeit from the Italian Highlands rather than the Scottish! Non-chill filtered with no added coloring. 46% ABV