Toschi Nocello Walnut Liqueur
Nocello is a walnut and hazelnut-flavoured liqueur from
Italy produced by the Toschi Vignola, its packaging is made all the more
distinctive by the walnut glued to the top of each cork stopper. Toschi Nocello
Italian Walnut Liqueur is perhaps not surprising that the best-known walnut
liqueur should come from Italy – after all the ancient Romans highly regarded
the walnut, considering it a portrait of the human brain.
The outer husk was the scalp, the shell the protective
skull, and the convoluted nut itself represented the two hemispheres of the
brain. Nocello was first produced by Monasteries in the Middle Ages as a
medicinal elixir. According to superstition, the green walnuts must be picked
on Midsummer’s Day. The harvested walnuts are shelled and then soaked in oak
casks of neutral alcohol on their shells for two years. The infused alcohol is
then redistilled and herbs and spices added.
With brilliantly delicate notes of hazelnuts and walnuts,
Toschi Nocello Italian Walnut Liqueur is a rich Italian liqueur that is just as
enjoyable drank neat as it is splashed in a cocktail or even in an espresso! It
comes with a walnut stopped, just in case you didn’t quite grasp that it’s jam
packed with nuts.
Flavored with both walnuts and hazelnuts, Toschi Nocello
is made in Savignano Sul Panaro, Italy. It’s bottled at 24 percent ABV and
often comes adorned with an imitation walnut shell secured around the neck of
the bottle. The brand recommends drinking the nutty liqueur neat, over ice, or