Let Us Introduce You To Puni - Italy's First Single Malt Whisky

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  1. Alex Bean

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  2. FuZyOn

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    Italy has always been known for its wine, maybe they have something in store related to whisky for us as well! This looks promising!
     
  3. kgord

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    Yeah, you never really think of Italy being asscociated with whiskey. I didn't know if the climate was right for that. Well I wish them luck with their new venture and I hope it goes very well!!
     
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    Wishing them all the best on their new adventure. I am sure they will be very successful.
     
  5. Shenwil

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    Well I tend to think of wine when I think of Italy but this new whisky idea may take a turn for the better
     
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    Same, I always thought about wine when it came to Italy, but it's good to see that they are branching out into different types of liquor now. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try some in the future.
     
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    I think it is a good choice. There is no reason why they shouldn't be able to make a good bottle of whiskey. They have all the ingredients for it.
     
  8. kgord

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    I think it would be fun to try whiskey's from other countries. Other than Irish Whiskey, I don't think I have. I one time was supposed to try a Japanese Whiskey as part of a study, but sadly...they didn't end up sending it..sniff, sniff.
     
  9. SirJoe

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    Japan is famed for having one of the finest whiskeys of the world. I photographed a bottle last year in December but sadly they didn't open it.
     
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    Italy is already famous for its wine. Maybe, they also produce a great whiskey, too. I will probably give it a shot!
     
  11. SirJoe

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    It should most certainly be different, Italy isn't a traditional whiskey producing country but you never know, it could be pretty good. Don't forget to share with us what it was like.
     
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    The article opens up with "Italy is known for their wine," so I don't know why people are surprised...ha ha. I wouldn't mind trying a malt whisky from Italy. At the end of the day, malt whisky is malt whisky. It'll either be trash or absolutely delicious. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some whisky in the coming weeks. It'll be interesting when I can dive into Italian whisky. Who knows, they very well might give me a run for my money.
     
  13. kgord

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    I think they like their alcohol in general in Italy, so Italian whisky is not really that big of a stretch. I would like to try it. However, I doubt that it really tastes extremely different from the whisky we have had from other areas.
     
  14. SirJoe

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    Yeah, it can only be one of two things. Really good or really bad. I doubt they would shoot themselves in the foot right at the beginning when they are trying to build a name for themselves. So I think it might be pretty good.
     
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    Did you all hear how California wine beat out French wine this year? I wonder how it stood up against Italian wine. Excited to try some of this single malt whisky when I am in Italy.
     
  16. kgord

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    California does have some really good wines. Fetzer is one of my favorite brands. Virginia, where I live, has really come on strong in wine production too in the past several years. There is an area a little West of here, that probably has a climate similar to Napa,,although a bit more humid of course. NY State has some dynamite wines too.
     
  17. rz3300

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    Well I am not sure if this is really what Italy is known for, but I have to say that it does make me want to try it. They seem to have a way with their food and beverages, so it is worth a shot.
     
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    This is quite interesting and i have never heard of this before, thank you for posting.
     
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    I agree, this doesn't represent what Italy stands for not even the slightest
     
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    I also have never heard of this, but I don't think I would buy a bottle of Puni Nova and Puni Alba, they're quite pricey in my opinion.
     

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