For three generations the Purkhart family has produced this all-natural walnut liqueur from the same family recipe, renowned for its balance and exceptionally smooth finish. Each summer the Purkhart family picks fresh green walnuts from wild stands of the delicate “Weinsberg” variety near the village of Sankt Peter in der Au. These walnuts steep for months in grape brandy and for the last month with a variety of spices and alpine botanicals. The result is a rich and flavorful walnut liqueur that is not overly sweet, perfect after dinner, in coffee, cream, or egg drinks.
Walnut liqueur is known in Austria and Germany as Nüsse or Nüssenschnaps, in France as Noix, and in Italy as Nocino. Residents of Alpine regions traditionally drink walnut liqueurs during Christmastime. The spice and depth pair well with wintery nights and hearty meals.