Il Mallo Nocino di Modena (Walnut Liqueur), Emilia-Romagna (84 proof)

Il Mallo Nocino di Modena (Walnut Liqueur), Emilia-Romagna (84 proof)

Item Number: 17718

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Emilia-Romagna
Sub Region: Emilia-Romagna
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Green Walnuts / Cinnamon / Clove / Coriander
Type: Spirits - Liqueur & Amaro
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 42

Il Mallo’s Nocino is singular, with an intensity unlike other nocinos. Production of just one batch can take 3-5 years depending on the year’s walnut harvest and represents the accumulation of three generations of knowledge. Il Mallo, which means ‘husk,’ originated as the retirement project of current owner Roberta’s grandfather. He loved nocino but noticed that some producers had started cutting corners and quality had decreased. When he set out to make it himself, he did so with the idea that his nocino would be made with the utmost care. Production passed to his daughter, Giovanna, and eventually Roberta, who will pass it on to her daughter as well.

The family recipe uses 20% less sugar than most brands. 55% of the final product is composed of the infusions, so while the viscosity is high and the mixture is thick, it is the essence of the walnut that persists through the finish and beyond. It works as a digestivo or cocktail ingredient. Also, it is traditionally enjoyed in both savory and sweet recipes. Try Il Mallo Nocino in a walnut old fashioned, black Manhattan, Rob Roy, or simply with ginger beer + orange garnish.

Production: Walnut meat is infused in neutral grain spirit for 11 months before pressing. The pressed infusion rests in tank for 1 year. After that, the other botanicals (which are also singly infused), sugar, and water are added. It rests again in stainless steel for up to one year. The product is lightly filtered before bottling. 55% of product is infusion.