Rivulet™ Artisan Pecan Liqueur Wins Silver At Spirits Of The Americas Competition

Palm Harbor, Florida – April 17, 2014 – Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is pleased to announce that it received a prized Silver Medal at the Spirits of the Americas Competition held on March 31st and April 1st held at the beautiful Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Spirits of the Americas competition is the leading competition amongst the 1200 distilleries and their brands that dot the landscape from North, Central, and South America and The Caribbean.

Spirits are being produced at more than 1,200 distilleries in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central & South America and the Caribbean. Vodka, once primarily made in Poland and Russia from wheat, potato & rye is now being produced from maple syrup, apples, single varietal grapes and more, and, it’s being made from Argentina to Mexico and Maine. Rums, produced mostly in the Caribbean, now hail from Peru, Mexico, the USA and Canada. Cachaca, once almost exclusively consumed in Brazil, is now spoken everywhere. Pisco, from Chile and Peru, the spirit of the California gold rush, is finding gold in those hills once again. Agave spirits, the prolific styles of Tequilas, highly complex Mezcals, Bacanoras, Sotols and now, the agave ‘juice’ that’s ‘made in the US’. Spirits of the Americas celebrates new frontiers and its pioneers in the art of distilling.

“We are thrilled that America’s top judges have critiqued Rivulet and awarded it a prestigious Silver Medal,” said James B. Marshall, the managing director of C88 Holdings, LLC, the producer of Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur. “Receiving a silver medal, as well as the outstanding descriptive commentary, makes us appreciate all of the hard work that went into crafting this artisan liqueur. We are obviously quite proud of our quality story, and consumers throughout The United States and around the world will be able to make Rivulet part of their luxury spirits repertoire” he said.

About the Judges

The list of judges reads like a who’s who of industry experts. Judging integrity is at the heart of any great competition. Samples are presented in flights in a blind competition. Judges are provided with a score sheet and given the basic parameters of each category being assessed, quietly and without comment. Scores are recorded and collected by the panel chairman, Jack Robertiello, who may then open discussions in respect of the judge’s comments and scores. Judges are prohibited from entering the preparation area before or during judging sessions.

All judging at the Spirits of the Americas is by region, area, variety, style, type, vintage and age. Each spirit is judged on a 100-point basis as follows: Appearance – maximum 5 points, Aromatics – maximum 35 points, Flavor – maximum 35 points, Mouthfeel – maximum 5 points, Finish – maximum 20 points. Provided the required minimum score is reached, gold, silver and bronze awards are given in each tasting category.

About the Competition

The Spirits of the Americas competition is run by the International Wine and Spirit Competition Group (IWSC). The IWSC Group is the world leader in organizing wine and spirit competitions globally. The International Wine and Spirit Competition, held annually in London, is considered to be one of the world’s premier competition of its kind. The IWSC also runs the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition (CPHKIWSC).

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.