PUNI OF ITALY: A TASTE OF SCOTLAND ON THE CONTINENT
PUNI ALBA: THE DAWN OF A NEW WHISKY TRADITION
In 2014 we were very excited to introduce to Australia the first Italian Malt Spirit to reach our shores from PUNI Destillerie, Alba!
PUNI is the first Italian whisky distillery and in deference to Scotch tradition. PUNI Alba is created from rare local alpine malt and aged in ex marsala and pinot nero casks. After a minimum of two years, the aged spirits are blended with precision to create a unique Italian malt spirit with gorgeous vigor.
MEET THE MAKERS: THE EBENSBERGER FAMILY
In the autonomous region of South Tyrol or more widely known as Alto Adige, the Puni River begins a long run from the alps down to the Venetian coastline. In the shadows of the Ortler Alps, the stream runs past medieval villages and fields of ancient rye and the hardiest cattle.
In the small city of Glurns lies Italy's boldest distillery, a striking architectural achievement that has managed to preserve centuries of tradition. Puni is a young and proudly independent site that is producing some of the most innovative malt spirits in the world. Inspired by the Scots approach to malt whisky, the Ebensperger family brings a fierce independence and an almost Japanese aesthetic to their craft. Their distillates are refined but retain bold characters, they are expressive, and demonstrate the Ebensperger dedication to creating absolute harmony with elements unexplored by any other distillers.
Puni Destillerie has established itself firmly for what we believe will be a revolutionary future within the whisky-making community. We at SPIRIT PEOPLE are stoked to be onboard so early in the piece.