Kudos to Pisa for the unique — if obvious — bottle design here: The Italian nut-flavored liqueur’s decanter needs absolutely no introduction.
A member of the Amaretto/Frangelico family, Pisa is unique in that it’s flavored with three different nuts: hazelnut, almond, and pistachio. And Pisa really does, surprisingly, have elements of all three. I’d say it’s the almond/Amaretto character that’s the strongest, followed by the pistachio (done quite well on its own in Dumante liqueur). Pisa also offers a moderate orange peel character, which is a bit at odds with the viscous, oily body.
Ultimately its authentic flavors make Pisa a qualified success, but it’s a little complex for cocktailing as well as a tad too syrupy for drinking on its own.
B+ / $24 / liquorepisa.com
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