GSN Review: Don Ciccio & Figli Nocino Walnut Liqueur

Legend says that the walnut husks needed for Nocino need to be picked on the day of San Giovanni. Don Ciccio follows the same tradition by starting their hand-harvesting process on June 24th. Their Nocino macerates for 8 months and is then aged in steel vats for 3 months.

Don Ciccio & Figli Nocino (58 proof)
Visual: Dark nutty brown.
Nose: Baking spice, ginger cake, and cinnamon.
Taste: Light in body, sweet and spicy with a warm, rich walnut overtone. The spice blend is intensely forward and lingers for a long time, while the nuttiness fades fairly quickly. But, at the very end, a definite walnut flavor comes out leaving no doubt that this is a Nocino.
Finish: Medium long with a lot of warming ginger and cinnamon spice.
Overall: Try this as a shot instead of the typical German digestif.  Very nice also in tiki-style drinks as an alternative to allspice or pimento drams.
GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Don Ciccio e Figgli


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