Puni, Italy’s first whisky distillery, has introduced a new single malt. This new expression, Puni Sole, is the fourth overall and the third to their regular, core range.
After an initial maturation of two years in ex-Bourbon barrels from the United States, Puni Sole was finished for another two years in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks from Spain.
“Sole” means sun in Italian and reflects two crucial stages during the making of Sherry. After harvesting, the grapes are dried under the hot Spanish sun, concentrating their sweetness. The wine from these grapes is then aged for many years in frequently changing oak casks. This very traditional maturation method is called Solera.
Puni Sole is bottled at 46% ABV and is currently available through the distillery website for €64. The whisky will be in wider distribution soon.