Pietro nicola Nocino

Green walnut liqueur

THE STORY

Originally launched in December 2019, Pietro Nicola Nocino is the inaugural bottling from our range of Aperitivi & Digestivo that takes cues from the roots of our founder but is predominantly inspired by the drinking culture of Italy. Produced annually in vintages, our 2020 bottling was made available to the public on Friday 18th December.

Nocino (pronounced no-CHEEN-oh) is most commonly associated with and consumed in Italy as a digestif, however it is believed to have origins in the northern and eastern parts of what is now Scotland, with the earliest records linked to the Pictish people who consumed it as a restorative tonic, for its perceived medicinal qualities, and as a digestive aid.

An aromatic, spiced and bittersweet Walnut Liqueur, our 2020 Vintage was produced using unripe Green Walnuts from Potash Farm in England which were macerated in alcohol for no less than forty days, before being seasoned with an array of natural botanicals including Lemon Peel, Dried Coconut, Allspice Berries, Cloves, Fennel Seed and Ceylon Cinnamon.

We believe it is best enjoyed neat, over ice, with a cheeseboard, or in variants of Cocktails, Highballs, Flips and Liqueur Coffees, though we do always suggest you share it with your nearest and dearest.

KEY BOTANICALS

  • Green Walnuts (England)
  • Lemon Peel (Italy)
  • Dried Coconut (Brazil)
  • Allspice Berries (Jamaica)
  • Cloves (Sri Lanka)
  • Fennel Seed (Italy)
  • Ceylon Cinnamon (Sri Lanka)

Tasting NOTES

Nose: Aromatic spice, roasted cacao & coffee, fresh cracked walnuts, and a hint of anise 

Taste: Sticky mouthfeel, bittersweet, warm baking spices, dark chocolate, and creamy vanilla balanced alongside autumnal walnut

Finish: Bittersweet, indulgent, and everlasting with intense nuttiness

PAIRS WITH...

Manchego, Parmesan and Pecorino cheeses, ice cream, fruit cake, tiramisu, espresso, hot chocolate, liqueur coffees, peanut butter milkshake…

AWARDS

WLA 2020: Bronze Medal (2019 Vintage)

RECOMMENDED SERVE

Walnut Manhattan

  • 45ml / 1.5oz Rye Whiskey
  • 15ml / 0.5oz Pietro Nicola Nocino
  • 15ml / 0.5oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 Dashes Dr. Adam’s Orinoco Aromatic Bitters

Add all ingredients to mixing glass, fill with cubed ice and stir for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a snap of fresh orange zest

Variant of the classic Manhattan

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