In January of 2010 we established the family-owned Puni distillery Ltd. Our distillery is the first and only Whisky distillery in Italy. In the midst of the Alps, near the Ortler mountain range, lies the distillery building, just outside the town of Glurns in the Vinschgau valley.
The name “Puni” is taken from the river Puni, which originates in the Ötztaler Alps at 11,125 ft and flows through the Vinschgau valley.
For years we have been passionate about the Scottish “Water of Life” and now, after more than two years of planning, construction and installation, we are glad to be able to start with the distillation of the first Italian Whisky in the beginning of 2012.
We attach great importance to using also local malt for our Whisky. In addition, many of the casks are stored in old military bunkers from the second world war in the valley.
In autumn of 2012 the distillery will be opened to visitors. With much care, we have created an informative pathway through the distillery. Our visitors can decide, whether to explore the distillery at their own pace or take a guided tour.