ARTE - LIMITED EDITIONS

ARTE is an exclusive range of the Italian Malt Whisky, each batch being handselected and created by our founders. With each of these unique and limited editions we aim to create an individual taste profile and showcase the art of Italian whisky making.

In every whisky distillery, the primary production area, with the Mash Tun, Fermenters and of course Pot Stills are the heart of the whole operation. The magnificent machine that keeps the whole business alive and transforms three simple and ancient raw ingredients into whisky, the precious water of life.

If the production site is the heart, then the maturation warehouses are the soul of the distillery. This is where all our precious memories are kept and where the personality of the distillery is formed. Whenever a bottle of whisky is opened and enjoyed, the last step of a process that has lasted for many years has begun. Sometimes the first decisions that led to the liquid in the bottle have been made decades ago. With many small and big decisions made along the way having changed and influenced the course of this whiskys development.

When we enter our warehouses to create a new whisky, many thoughts and factors come into play. Taste and age being among the most important. However the planning for making a new whisky usually starts way before the time you can actually taste it. You have to plan for years ahead when buying the raw materials, casks and barrels and choosing the maturation site. You will need to think about the quantities of each product that you are planning to make as well. Once decisions have been made, a plan is drawn up, executed and guidelines are followed. It is, in essence, a marvelous thing to be able to make whisky, but if you want to make it right and be able to provide as many people as possible with a consistent and repeatable experience, you must think ahead and follow the plans meticulously.

We love our core expressions, make no mistake. Each of those whiskies was individually chosen to be part of our permanent portfolio. Sometimes however, we fancy creating something new and unique. Sometimes you can find extraordinary casks available, that you have no immenent need for in your product portfolio, but decide to buy and fill them anyway. Sometimes an experiment on the production side, with high-gravity mashes, prolonged- or shortened fermentation, special middle-run cuts or cask filling abv’s will yield great tasting results that just don’t fit the core ranges requirements. For all of these situations, you will need something that, in the usual workflow, can be hard to come by: freedom.

The PUNI ARTE Limited Edition Series is essentially this, freedom. We free ourselves from the usual working ways, from the norms and pressures that can be part of making whisky sometimes. We make what we want, when we want and how we want. Each bottling of PUNI ARTE is a unique expression of its creators. A moment in time. A thought, an idea. Sometimes a concept, sometimes an emotion. Creation starts with choosing one or more whiskies from our warhouses and ends with the bottling of the final whisky. Only a determined number of bottles are made for each edition. Once they are gone, they are gone. Each bottling can be different in any which way possible from another. One edition might have been aged for 3 years, while the next has matured for over 10. Alcoholic strenghts will vary and so will bottle numbers and pricing. No two ARTE editions will be the same.

The name ARTE is the key. For centuries, most artists were usually commissioned to create artwork by wealthy patrons or institutions like the church. Most of this art depicted religious or mythological scenes that told stories intended to instruct or guide the viewer. While there have of course always been exceptions to this, it was only during the 19th century, that many artists started to make art based in their own, personal experiences and about topics that they chose. This is widely considered the birth of modern art.

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PUNI ARTE Limited Edition 04

age: 5,4 years
alcohol: 43%
casks: Ex-Merlot
flavour profile: grape | smoke | chocolate

This single malt whisky was produced from a mash of 100% malted and unpeated barley. This was fermented and distilled directly after a production cycle in which peated malt was used. This gives the whisky its slightly smoky flavour.

ARTE Limited Edition 04 then matured for 5.4 years in Merlot barrels from a renowned South Tyrolean winery. South Tyrol is known for producing high-quality Merlot wines. The region’s unique terroir, combined with the winemakers’ expertise, produces high-quality grapes with a rich acidity and diverse flavours thanks to the warm and sunny climate.

The combination of ageing in Merlot barrels and barley malt creates a harmonious balance of flavours that is both soft and complex.

Experience subtle flavours of dark chocolate, selected grapes and spicy notes, combined with slightly smoky undertones that give the whisky its unique depth and complexity.

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PUNI ARTE Limited Edition 03

age: 4,6 years
alcohol: 50%
casks: Ex-Sherry
flavour profile: apricot | coffee | nutmeg

ARTE Limited Edition 03 is our first pure single malt whisky distilled from 100% barley malt and matured in various ex-sherry casks. With almost 5 years of maturation and an alcohol graduation of 50% abv, this whisky is the ideal drink for long and relaxing summer evenings.

Discover delicate flavours of coffee beans, dark chocolate and wild honey, combined with notes of grapefruit and ripe berries. A touch of dry oak and spicy nutmeg rounds off the taste and gives this whisky a full and balanced bouquet.

Limited Edition of 1.655 bottles

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PUNI ARTE Limited Edition 02

alcohol: 46%
casks: Ex-Bourbon & Virgin Oak
flavour profile: tobacco | vanilla | ginger

With ARTE Edition 02 we are, for the first time, mixing two different malt recipes. One part of this whisky was distilled from our three malt recipe and was first matured in Ex-Bourbon barrels for nearly three years and then finished for another five years in Virgin Oak casks. The second part is our first Single Malt Whisky, distilled from barley malt only, which was matured for over four years in Ex-Bourbon barrels.

The result is a particularly dry and sweet whisky in which delicate notes of honey and vanilla are delightfully combined with fresh and spicy notes of ginger, hay and freshly toasted tobacco leaves.

Limited Edition of 1700 bottles

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PUNI ARTE Limited Edition 01

age: 6,9 years
alcohol: 43%
casks: Ex-Bourbon & Ex-peated
flavour profile: red apple | sea salt | orange zest

With ARTE Edition 02 we are, for the first time, mixing two different malt recipes. One part of this whisky was distilled from our three malt recipe and was first matured in Ex-Bourbon barrels for nearly three years and then finished for another five years in Virgin Oak casks. The second part is our first Single Malt Whisky, distilled from barley malt only, which was matured for over four years in Ex-Bourbon barrels.

The result is a particularly dry and sweet whisky in which delicate notes of honey and vanilla are delightfully combined with fresh and spicy notes of ginger, hay and freshly toasted tobacco leaves.

Limited Edition of 1700 bottles