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New pecan liqueur brand opens in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The producer of a new high-end pecan liqueur is looking to carve out a niche in Kentucky's bourbon country.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Wednesday welcomed Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur to the city's growing lineup of spirits businesses.

The brand combines barrel-aged brandy with a secret recipe that extracts the pecan flavor profile. The start-up is the brainchild of retired corporate executive James B. Marshall, a Louisville native who returned home to pursue his dream of starting a spirits venture.

The brand recently hit the market in Kentucky, with plans to initially expand in the Southeast and Texas.

Rivulet has already made an impression with spirits connoisseurs. The product has notched a number of international awards, including a Double-Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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