Bottle Size: 375 ml/750ml
Ingredients: Green walnuts (unripe), Stone Barn Rye Whiskey spirits, pinot noir brandy, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, organic cane sugar.
Availability: Year-round. Available on line.
We scour the streets of Portland for low-hanging, well-laden walnut trees for our Nocino. After relieving our friends and neighbors of this hand-staining, squirrel-attracting nut, harvested in its immature stage in early summer, we dice and macerate our harvest in a combination of rye whiskey and pinot noir brandy, spiked with vanilla, cinnamon, and other warm spices. The result is a dense, fruitcake-like spirit we love as a substitute for vermouth in a Manhattan.