Puni Distillery was founded by the Ebensperger family in 2010 and started distilling in February 2012. The distillery takes its name from the Puni River, which flows nearby, and it’s the first whisky producer in Italy.
The Ebenspergers developed own whisky formula, which includes malted barley, malted wheat and malted rye, in 2016 however they distilled few batches exclusively from malted barley. The distillery is equipped with a single pair of stills and can produce about 80,000 liters of spirit per annum. Puni Nero was launched in 2016 following the Alba and Nova releases. Here we have the 2017 edition featuring whisky aged in Pinot Nero casks sourced from south Tyrol for four years and bottled without chill-filtration at 46% abv. Only 3000 bottles were produced.
Nose: fruity and fresh, damson jam, blueberries, breakfast cereals, licorice, hints of forest floor and touch of oak.
Palate: fruity, mixed berries, plums, orange peel, vanilla, dash of cinnamon, touches of dark chocolate and coffee beans and herbal undertones.
Finish: medium long, with notes of herbs, berries, ginger and touch of sulphur.