Puni Vina Italian Malt Whisky

PUNI Puni Vina Italian Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 43%)


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$101.99
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An Italian Malt Whisky aged five years in Sicilian Marsala casks.

The Puni Distillerie was founded in 2010 by the Ebensperger Family at the base of the Ortler Mountains in the Italian Alps near the small town of Glorenza in the Venosta valley. Two years later the Scottish copper-pot stills were installed in the ultra-modern, architectural cube that they call the distillery, the first drops of Italian Whiskey dripped off the stills, and the first bottles were released in 2015. They currently have four Malt Whiskies, all eagerly welcomed by a growing list of fans.

The Puni Italian Malt line consists of five editions of their signature Spirit. Puni Vina Italian Malt Whisky gets its name from the Marsala Vergine Wine casks used to age this fine Italian dram. True to form, those Marsala Wine casks came from Sicily — making this Spirit a true Italian classic. Five full years in those sweet casks brings out deep, earthy flavors with notes of honey and figs.

Smartass Corner:
Marsala Wine is named for the city of Marsala, Sicily, where they have been making this sweet, fortified Wine for hundreds of years.
  • Category
  • Style
    Italian Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Italy
  • Country
    Italy
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Puni
  • Age

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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walnuts
golden raisin
figs
honey
orange zest
spicy
dried fruit
cake
sweet
What does Puni Vina Italian Malt Whisky taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Puni Vina Italian Malt Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma of dried fruits and spice cake jump out immediately.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The mouth-feel is thick with dense flavors of walnut, sultanas, figs, honied toast, orange zest, and baking spices.

Finish
The finish is medium to long with a long, spicy, strudel note.
Ratings & Reviews
Stefanie
Stefanie,
The taste of this was horrid. Too sweet.
 
Gabriela
Gabriela,
Sharp and not interesting. Not for me.
 
Maryjo
Maryjo,
One of my favorites! Excellent - sweet first taste and smooth. Love the taste of raisins with walnuts.
 
Dan
Dan,
terrible aftertaste
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Advent #2. I thought this was good. Complex flavors on nose and tongue. Not the flavors I prefer so I wouldn’t get it but I was impressed.
 
Ben
Ben,
Spice, honey, caramel
 
Skip
Skip,
A really great soft and smooth whisky. Not just the taste but on the nose as well.
 
Michael
Michael,
Good offering for the Advent series. Nice and tasty. Would like to see a price.
 
Amy
Amy,
Fantastic full flavor.
 
Ian
Ian,
The marsala really comes through. Very much a young whiskey
 
Jean
Jean,
Aside from does Italy actually produce Whiskey, I was pleasantly surprised. I would definitely try a bottle or two. Very good.
 
Maurice
Maurice,
Excellent. Just delightful.
 
Brady
Brady,
A pleasant surprise. I didn’t know Italy made a decent whiskey. The aroma is very nice, definitely sweet in the middle, the aftertaste is what makes it great.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth and toasty
 
Hanna
Hanna,
Cake raisins & figgy fruitcake whoa! I'm liking this different vibe on day 2!
 
guest
guest,
Lite; spicy marzipan aroma, figgy-honey-golden raisin taste
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Raisins on the nose. Lite spice. Orange zest.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I really enjoyed this one. On the nose this was all raisins, with just a hint of oak behind it. The taste builds on this, adding more dried fruits, nuttiness, and spice. It's not unlike a fruitcake. It could maybe benefit from a bit more time in the barrel, but this is a bottle I wouldn't mind having on my shelf (and makes me wonder if there are other Marsala finished whiskies out there.)
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Pretty sweet, agree w the raisin & fig finishes. Not a bad whisky, but not my style personally
 
Jason
Jason,
Very fruity and sweet, muted finish, no harsh notes on the nose.
 
Bob
Bob,
Lots of raisins and figs
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Day 2, really enjoyed this, but I am a big fan of whiskey aged in wine barrells. Gave a nice sweet flavor
 
Barry
Barry,
Definitely cake. Raisins and nuts just like a nice fruit cake.
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Very interesting - walnuts stood out the most strongly to me, with a little spiciness. The fig flavor was faintly noticeable after a few sips, but I didn’t really get anything else from the flavor spiral.
 
Todd
Todd,
Day 2. A little spice and only mild sweetness. Decent.
 
Scott
Scott,
Heavy raisin and a bit oily/gas on nose. The taste, however, was quite off-putting and unfortunately did not get better as it sat. Could be an “acquired” taste, but I dumped half my vial tasting.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Too much fig, not enough balance. To me, I just wasn’t a huge fan.
 
Levi
Levi,
Not bad! Kind of alcohol-y for something that is supposed to be more smooth as advertised
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
More of a 7.5 here. Love the nose, and really like the raisin / walnut taste, really enjoy that front pallet of flavor without huge sweet or spice. Would be a solid 8 if not for a lingering floral tang that I'm not crazy about. Might have to try some more Italian whiskeys though!
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Hard to discern specific flavors.
 
Armando
Armando,
.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Love the nose. Definitely get the raisin. Reminds me of port wine. There is an unpleasant finish I can’t get over though
 
Blake
Blake,
The raisin and spice flavor is really what came through for me, everything else listed in the flavor spiral was a complete miss. It tasted like Jack Daniels with raisins stored in the bottle.
 
Victoria
Victoria,
Day two of Advent - Really liked the sweet honey and fig lingering after the first sip.
 
Paul
Paul,
Nutty and fruity with that raisin and fig punching though.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Smooth and nutty
 
Mike
Mike,
Bit of a burn. Nutty sweetness.
 
Jason
Jason,
Not bad overall. The underlying fruitiness/nuttiness has a nice flavor that I want to like, but ends up a touch on the sweet side for me. At the same time, the alcohol burn is a bit harsh on the nose and tongue.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Definitely get nose of walnut and raisins as the flavor wheel suggests. A bit hot on the short finish. Interesting to taste, but not something I’d purchase.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Spicy, with a fruity nose and taste. Can definitely taste the Italian wine finish, but didn't get a lot of sweetness.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Second Day of Advent - Light and fruity. Detected hints on chocolate on the nose. Overall, a nice dram.
 
James
James,
Advent Day 2 - scent of prune over barley. Taste is nutty with citrus spice on the finish. A bit too much alcohol burn for my taste. I very much enjoyed trying this in my Advent box for the experience but won't be purchasing a bottle.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
This flavor wheel was spot on. I found this thoroughly enjoyable. Sweet with fruit notes and a slight spicy finish that I enjoy. I have a feeling that is exactly what the master distiller was looking to make. Day 2 of the Advent calendar is a hit in my book.
 
Derek
Derek,
Nose and primary flavor are definitely nutty, but subtle tones of dried fruit and just a touch of spice make it nicely well-rounded. Pleasant surprise.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Smooth and tasty. Easy to drink. Fruity aftertaste
 
Adam
Adam,
I really like the unique complexity of this one!
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Tasting a little fig and raisin both of which are fruits I don’t care for. Not bad but the flavors just aren’t for me.
 
Dan
Dan,
I like this. It’s light and slightly fruity. It tastes like an Irish whisky and grappa had a baby. Smooth on the pallet and really easy drinking.
 
James
James,
Flat yet appealing nose of dry fruit, sweet to smooth on tongue, with surprisingly tingly end more on lips
 
Kent
Kent,
Day 2 Advent - Fruity and nutty - altogether enjoyable.
 
David
David,
Good light whisky. Fairly tame profile with sweet fruits and honey
 
Liam
Liam,
Smooth and good body. Light flavors
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I'm REALLY loving this one! I mostly got the walnuts on the nose and then into the sweet, but mellow raisin/fig flavors. That deep, complex sweet without being cloying. For me the spicy and sweet notes on the end keep going back and forth. The spicy effects just start to fade, and then creep back up into the forefront. I'll definitely be looking for a bottle.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Definitely get the fruit tones. Nice taste and something a little different than your standard whiskey
 
Julie
Julie,
Absolutely magical! The Flaviar profile is spot on; a variety of complex and contrasting aromas & flavors, all dancing together in delicate, balanced harmony.
 
Jere
Jere,
Nice nose, walnuts but also caramel. The Marsala aging comes through clearly. Shortish finish but overall a tasty, festive, easy drinking, and upbeat sort of whiskey. My wife really liked it, we’ll look for a bottle next time we’re in Italy.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
This has a distinctive scotch feel to it without the peat vibes. Definitely get the figs and raisins
 
Michael
Michael,
Advent day 2 2020. I enjoyed this one. I get Reasons on the nose. I can taste the raisin in the walnut have a Leah and mouth with low ethanol or burn. Not a very long lingering aftertaste which is nice
 
Kris
Kris,
Intense on the nose and a strong (but pleasant) nutty/raisin taste. I liked this a lot more than I thought I would!
 
Peter
Peter,
Port and some rye like spiciness stood out more than the light nutty after taste to me
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very interesting whiskey. The nutty and fruity notes dominate and are quite enjoyable. The spice notes were unfortunately underwhelming
 
Frank
Frank,
(Advent 2020, 2) Interesting nose - spice & walnut. I got flavors of spice & dried fruit (raisin & fig). The spice continued into a nice long finish.
 
Tony
Tony,
Mild flavor notes. Good, not great whisky
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Very interesting flavor with strong hints of dried fruit. Would drink again.
 
Terry
Terry,
(Advent 2020 #2) Agree nose that seems more like tequila, or even a complete salted margarita. Interesting. Taste is malty, nutty. Long finish with a touch of spice.
 
Steve
Steve,
Very intriguing nose that seems more like tequila, or even a complete salted margarita!
 
Anne
Anne,
Really nice rich whiskey with quie a bit of depth. nutiness is great, but it's still easy to drink.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
(Advent 2020 #2). Great warmth, nice bit of a sting. Malty forefront with hints of sweetness on the back end.
 
Augustine
Augustine,
Fantastic whiskey from Italy that features port-like characteristics. This bottle is for you if you enjoy port, bold red wine, whiskey, and cigars. This whiskey is very versatile and bold fruit forward. Highly recommend.
 
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