PUNI NOVA Whisky
Award-winning Italian malt whisky from PUNI, whose distillery is housed inside a, frankly awesome 13 metre red brick cube! Unlike other malt whiskies, barley isn't the only cereal used here, however, as malted rye and malted wheat are both also employed. NOVA is matured in American oak casks for around three years and rested in Limousin oak barriques for a couple of weeks before bottling.
Gold | The Global Spirits Masters 2017
Gold | CWSA 2016
Best Italian Single Malt | World Whiskies Awards 2016
Silver | The Global Spirits Masters 2016
Bronze | San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016
Bronze | IWSC 2016
Silver | IWSC 2015
About the Brand
Puni is Italy's first and only malt whisky distillery and they mean business! After years of contemplation and planning, builder Albrecht Ebensperger quite literally laid the foundation of the first Italian whisky distillery in 2010. In the midst of the Alps, near the Ortler mountain range, lies the distillery building, just outside the small town of Glurns in the Vinschgau valley. The 'Highlands of Italy' are an ideal place for creating an extraordinary whisky. PUNI distillery takes its name from the nearby Puni river and uses only locally grown rye which adds distinctive flavour notes to the whisky.
The distillery imported genuine Scottish stills and brought over the whisky experts to install them. Similar to Scottish distilleries, which very often have gaelic names, PUNI is an ancient raetic name, deeply rooted in the local history. In the spring of 2012 the manufacture of the first Italian whisky began. After a little more than three years of cask maturation, the first Italian Malt Whisky was released in 2015.
NOVA is a delicate whisky, with a subtle sweetness and fruity flavours. Expect notes of honey, banana and vanilla.