Review: Pisa Nut Liqueur

Review: Pisa Nut Liqueur

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.

48 proof.

B+ / $24

Pisa Nut Liqueur




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. alcoholland on August 21, 2011 at 9:25 am

    My thinking is that this brand will die because of the bottle. Putting that on my shelf will kill at least 1 other facing. Is it going to sell fast enough to make up for the facing that is lost? I doubt it.

  2. Lazlo on September 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Tastes exactly like cherry cough syrup. Definitely pass.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.