Rivulet™ Artisan Pecan Liqueur Shines with Bronze Medal at Berlin International Spirits Competition

Berlin, Germany – March 2, 2014 – Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is pleased to announce its winning a coveted bronze medal at the 1st Annual Berlin International Spirits Competition. The Berlin International Spirits Competition (“BISC”) held its inaugural event on March 2nd at The Kempinski Hotel in the heart of Berlin, considered Europe’s powerful new center for trends, style and fashion.

Founded by Adam Levy, aka the “alcohol professor,” The Berlin International Spirits Competition is the first major international spirits competition with trade-only judges from top to bottom. Judges are buyers from top spirits retail stores, restaurant and bar owners, distributors and importers, and cocktail mixologists. This guarantees that each spirit is evaluated by those who make a real impact on sales. BISC prides itself that it only awards medals to about 35% of submissions, as opposed to other competitions that give away up to 85% of medals to entrants. The BISC is part of the New York International Beverage Competition, which holds annual competitions in Melbourne, Australia, in addition to Berlin and New York.

“We are pleased that Germany’s top judges have awarded Rivulet a prestigious Bronze Medal at the Berlin show,” said James B. Marshall, the managing director of C88 Holdings, LLC, the producer of Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur. “At this inaugural competition in Berlin, we were thrilled that this fashionable new European city was able to hold such a prestigious competition and recognize our quality credentials. We are obviously quite proud of our quality story, and consumers throughout Europe and around the world will be able to make Rivulet part of their luxury spirits repertoire” he said.

About the Judges

The judges are a panel of real trade buyers, a diverse group from over seven European countries including Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, Italy, and Denmark. They include top mixologists, retail store buyers and distributors…real buyers judging the spirit by its category and actual price. We call this “the real world.” These judges are some of the most respected members in the industry and especially in their own country. This is a wonderful opportunity for established and new brands to be judged in a pure blind taste test by category and price. The judges travel expenses are covered by the competition.

About the Competition

The spirits industry has watched the success of the New York International Spirits Competition and sought a European Competition with a trade-only, blind judging panel.  The retail store buyer, sommelier, restaurant beverage director, hotelier, distributor and importer are the judges for the Berlin International Spirit Competition.  We feel these judges, whose livelihoods rely upon their skill set, truly know what the consumer wants.  They receive on a daily basis the feedback from the consumer of what is good and what will sell at what price.

The competition is open to all commercially produced spirits from around the world, even if not currently being sold in the Euro Zone.  Berlin is an exciting vibrant city with a wonderful food and spirits scene.  The competition was pleased to have a great mix of trade buyers from Germany and the rest of Europe judging the inaugural 2014 competition.

About Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur

Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is the world’s most unique luxury liqueur, carefully crafted for connoisseurs who appreciate the combination of contemporary American luxury with the time-honored traditions of fine artisan distilling and craftsmanship.  Rivulet starts with the finest slow-distilled brandy, aged to perfection in small oak casks, combined with a proprietary pecan recipe that extracts the delicate flavor profile that makes our liqueur so special.  Handcrafted in small batches, our luxury liqueur is a Fair Trade Certified™ product, using only the finest natural ingredients.  Rivulet is one of the artisan products from C88 Holdings, LLC, in Louisville, Kentucky USA.

©2014 C88 Holdings, LLC.  Rivulet Liqueur, 30% alc. by vol. (60 proof), produced and bottled by C88 Holdings, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky USA.  Savor Rivulet Responsibly.