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Review: Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur

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Rivulet isn’t exactly a boozy praline in a glass, but it’s gettin’ there. As an enthusiast of all things Cajun, I mean that as a compiment.

Made from barrel-aged brandy, pecans, and other secret ingredients (sugar, methinks!), Rivulet offers a rich, toasty pecan nose with undercurrents of cinnamon, cloves, and brown sugar. The body is unctuous and deep, full of nutty flavor and backed with a ton of sweetness. The sweetness is what sticks with you, just like that slowly melting sugar of a good praline, coating the back of the mouth while the nuts take on a more glazed, dessert-like quality.

Nut-oriented liqueurs are often a simple experience along these lines, and Rivulet is no exception, bringing just about the right amount of sweetness to bear on one of my favorite nuts. It sips well on its own, excels in dessert cocktails in lieu of amaretto and its ilk, and undoubtedly has lots of utility in the world of baked goods.

60 proof.

A- / $24 / rivulet.com

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

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4 Comments

  1. Mr.Spooky February 24, 2015

    “bringing just about the right amount of sweetness to bear on one of my favorite nuts.”
    Did you word that right?

    Reply
  2. Christopher Null February 24, 2015

    Words fail me, Mr. Spooky. Excellent.

    Reply
  3. Anonymous March 7, 2016

    Outstanding liquer. Has just enough robustness to enjoy as as a sipping beverage and just enough flavor to enjoy as an accent to a dessert. It also sips well with a cigar

    Reply

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