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Nocino _ Highside Distilling

$44.00 – $55.85


Nocino is a traditional Italian liqueur made by infusing green (unripened) walnuts in alcohol and a blend of other botanicals. Although it is also considered a digestif, this differs from Amaro, which is defined by its bitterness (‘Amaro’ meaning ‘Bitter’ in Italian). On the other hand, Nocino is characterized by the distinct nutty flavor of unripened walnuts and loads of winter spices, making it a perfect sipper for these cold winter nights.

Our Nocino starts with a base of our own Apple eau-de-vie, distilled from local Washington Apples. We then macerated over 200 pounds of hand-picked green walnuts for over three months. Along with the walnuts, our maceration included wild cherry bark, allspice, green cardamom, sarsaparilla, star anise, juniper, and fresh lemon peel. Once maceration is complete, we sweeten the spirit with demerara sugar, resulting in a nearly black spirit and a thick, syrup-like viscosity. The nose is rich with toasted nuts, molasses, and root beer, giving way to a palate of baking spice, licorice root, raisins, and candied fruit.

750ml per bottle. 64 Proof (32% ABV)

Find this item alongside six other products in the Spirits section at Highside Distilling