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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Watershed Announces Dates for 2022 NocinoFest and Black Walnut Old Fashioned Release

Columbus based Watershed Distillery has announced the dates for its annual NocinoFest – Saturday, December 3 from 11 am to 3 pm. This year, they will debut a brand new, limited time offering this year at the event—Black Walnut Old Fashioned. 

Greg Lehman, CEO of Watershed Distillery says:
We put our two best holiday products in the same bottle for a one of a kind release. The holidays are one of our favorite times of the year here at Watershed and coming up with a special limited release to share with the community is always something that energizes our team.
The Black Walnut Old Fashioned is a marriage between Watershed’s bottled Old Fashioned and its Nocino. Watershed began making Nocino, a traditional Italian liqueur crafted from walnuts, in 2014 and remains one of the few producers of Nocino stateside. Black Walnut Old Fashioned is the first bottled cocktail of its kind and will be sold as a distillery exclusive. The bottled cocktail is 35.6% alcohol by volume and will retail for $39.99 per 750 ml bottle

NocinoFest will begin on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. Black Walnut Old Fashioned will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Also available is their Nocino, which is bottled at 24.8% alcohol by volume, available in 375 ml bottles, and retails for $29.99. 

Admission to NocinoFest is free and will feature complimentary bites from Watershed Kitchen + Bar, Nocino inspired cocktails for purchase at the bar, and a chance to enter the lottery for the annual limited release of Watershed’s Nocino Finished Bourbon 003. Columbus Humane will be onsite with adoptable dogs and hosting a raffle fundraiser for a chance to win Watershed Nocino Finished Bourbon 003, available by lottery only. NocinoFest is a family-friendly event. Free on-site parking will be available.

My Take

The Black Walnut sounds intriguing. I haven't seen anything with that flavor profile before and it seems like it would be a great match in an Old Fashioned. I'm not a huge fan of pre-made cocktails, but I think this is unique enough that it's definitely worth a go. Also kind of cool to have a family friendly event and absolutely love that they including Columbus Humane. 

What do you think? Drop a comment in the box below. 

Source: Watershed Distillery

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