Gift Idea: Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur


Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur retails for about $35 for a 750ml bottle

Okay, so you know I’ve recently been sharing a lot of local gift items for you, and this one isn’t exactly local, but it’s from not-too-far-away!

The world’s first pecan liqueur was introduced in Kentucky (my home state!) this past summer. Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur combines slow-distilled, barrel-aged brandy “with a proprietary recipe that extracts delicate pecan flavor.”  You guys. I love pecan flavored things, so when I heard about this liqueur I knew I simply had to sample it. And you know that if I’m here talking about it, that can only mean one thing– I love it!

I poured a little over ice and my tastebuds did a happy dance. You can drink it neat too (trust me, I sipped it that way as well), and I am absolutely certain that it will be great in dessert cocktails. Baking? I think it also has promise for that usage, but sorry, I won’t be the one testing that out. I’ll stick with drinking it, not eating it.

If you want further proof that this stuff is amazing,  check out this listing of awards they’ve received recently. Gold, Double Gold, Platinum and more Gold….impressive.

The most awesome news of all: Rivulet has arrived in Tennessee just in time for the holidays! The bottles are being placed on shelves as I type this, so if you purchase a bottle to give as a gift, it’s quite likely that the receiver will have never seen nor heard of it before. Up until now, it has only been available in Kentucky, and even then, only for a few months. Would make for a really cool gift, don’t you think?

Lipman Brothers will be distributing Rivulet to establishments in Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Below is a list of places confirmed to have it in stock as of today. I’ll continue to add to this list as I find out new locations.

Wine & Spirit Stores

Frugal MacDoogal’s, 701 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203

Midtown Wine & Spirits, 1610 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37203

Craft Brewed Bottle Shop, 2502 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204

Red Spirits & Wine, 7066 Highway 70 South, Nashville, TN 37221

River Road Liquors, 7078 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

The Wine Chap, 4322 Harding Pike #101, Nashville, TN 37205

Red Dog Wine & Spirits, 1031 Riverside Drive, Franklin, TN 37064

Plantation Fine Wines & Spirits, 940 Memory Lane, Gallatin, TN 37066

Providence Wine & Spirits, 1986 Providence Parkway, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Bars & Restaurants

The Yellow Porch (restaurant), 734 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

Disclaimer: I was given a bottle of Rivulet to sample, but I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own!