Pietro nicola Nocino

Green walnut liqueur

THE STORY

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.

Nowadays Nocino is most commonly associated with and consumed in Italy as a digestif, however it is actually 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.

Nocino (pronounced no-CHEEN-oh) is an aromatic, spiced and bittersweet Walnut Liqueur produced using unripe Green Walnuts that have been macerated in alcohol for forty days, and seasoned with an array of natural botanicals. Our green walnuts were sourced from Potash Farm in England and are picked in a short window between 1st and 25th July, in turn creating a seasonal offering that will comprise no more than 800 bottles in 2019 with larger batches expected in succeeding years.

We believe it is best enjoyed neat, over ice, 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)
  • Fazenda Pantano Coffee Beans (Brazil)
  • Allspice Berries (Jamaica)
  • Mace Blades (India)
  • Vanilla Pods (Brazil)
  • Ceylon Cinnamon (Sri Lanka)
  • Cloves (Sri Lanka)

Tasting NOTES

Nose: Aromatic spice, roasted cacao & coffee, walnut, and hints of clove 

Taste: Sticky mouthfeel, bittersweet, baking spices, and melted chocolate balanced with creamy walnut

Finish: Bittersweet, rich, and everlasting with intense nuttiness

WORKS WITH...

Sherries, amari, fortified wine, Boker’s Bitters, Aphrodite Bitters, Brazilian Bitters, Winter Spiced Bitters, cider, bourbon, rye whiskey, Cognac, aged rum, apple brandy, ginger ale, ginger beer, cream, honey, apricot, banana, hot chocolate, liqueur coffees…

AWARDS

WLA 2020: Bronze Medal

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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