Puni Alba Italian Malt Whisky

Single Malt

Puni // Italy

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 35 )

Puni distillery produces this first Italian whisky in the "Highlands of Italy." Alba, the Gaelic name for Scotland and the Italian word for "sunrise,", is one in a series of three Puni whiskies. It combines regional barley malt, wheat, rye, and Alpine spring water before the mixture is aged three years in barrels from the Isle of Lay and barrels of Marsala from Sicily. Parts of the whisky are aged in old World War II military bunkers. Puni Alba is bottled at 43% ABV. Note: Not available in the US.

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  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    ex-Marsala wine barrels

Tasting Notes

"The nose is quite surprising, with soft peat, malty notes and a winey profile coming from its maturation, showing aromas of summer berries. Although you can say it is a young whisky, this expression is more easy-drinking than the other 3-year-old release from Puni (Nova). Slightly smoky, mineral & earthy with licorice, pepper and roasted walnuts and dark berries. "

Score 80

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