Rivulet™ Artisan Pecan Liqueur Is The Newest Craft Spirit Introduced Into Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – July 09, 2014 – Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is proud to announce the introduction of its highly decorated small-batch artisan liqueur into Kentucky, one of America’s leading craft spirits markets and globally renowned for its bourbon distillation, barrel aging and heritage. Rivulet is part of the craft spirits renaissance that has positioned Louisville as a world-class hub for developing unique spirits, including liqueurs, bourbons, and whiskies of all kinds.
Rivulet is the brainchild of James B. Marshall, who had the vision of creating a unique luxury liqueur after traveling the world for many years. After realizing that 95% of the world’s pecans are grown in the US, he began a quest for perfecting just the right formulation for a luxury spirit that could be appreciated around the world. With the help of Dave Dafoe, founder of the Distilled Spirits Epicenter, and Scott Reid, a local industry brand development and marketing expert, James began fast-tracking the overall brand development and commercialization process.
“We are very excited to be able to introduce Rivulet into our home market of Louisville and the entire state of Kentucky,” said James B. Marshall, the managing director of C88 Holdings, LLC, the producer of Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur. “We know that consumers in Kentucky have become accustomed to tasting and purchasing the finest small batch spirits available, certainly because of all the distilling and barrel aging expertise in this great state. We are obviously quite proud of our quality story, and soon consumers throughout America and around the world will be able to make Rivulet part of their luxury spirits repertoire,” he said.
At a special event celebrating the launch, local dignitaries and company personnel watched as the proprietary recipe for Rivulet Liqueur was delivered via armored car with armed guards to the vault at Stockyards Bank and Trust. Rivulet’s proprietary recipe is being treated like other great iconic brands, such as Kentucky Fried Chicken and Coca-Cola.
Mayor Greg Fischer, mayor of the City of Louisville, was on hand to address the crowd and commemorate the launch of Louisville’s newest local craft spirit. Fischer noted, “Two months ago, I received the report from our work group tasked with making Louisville the world’s best culinary and spirits city. In keeping with strengthening our city’s competitive advantage towards economic development, I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the announcement of this new small-batch luxury liqueur from Louisville. James Marshall and his team have brought together the skill and expertise that our city offers and put another great product on the map from Kentucky! This is but another example of the entrepreneurial spirit and craftsmanship that come together when committed people work together towards a common goal!”
Rivulet combines the finest slow-distilled brandy, gently aged to perfection in small oak casks, with a proprietary recipe that extracts the delicate pecan flavor profile that makes our liqueur so special. “We spent years perfecting just the right balance of brandy, pecans, and our proprietary special ingredients to achieve what we believe is a uniquely delicate luxury liqueur,” said Marshall. “Handcrafted in small batches, our luxury liqueur is a Fair Trade Certified™ product, using only the finest natural ingredients,” noted Marshall.
Rivulet 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 is the world’s first pecan liqueur, and it is quickly garnering critical acclaim and awards around the world. Rivulet was recently awarded the highest honor, a Double-Gold Medal, at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition held last month. Critics have awarded Rivulet a variety of Double-Gold, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals at prestigious competitions around the world, including those in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Tampa, Denver, Berlin, Hong Kong, and London. In fact, Rivulet has already become the world’s highest rated nut liqueur according to the Proof 66 Ratings Service, an entity that uses an algorithm to blend scores from the most prestigious competitions into an overall rating.
Rivulet is being introduced into the state of Kentucky in a partnership with Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the second largest wholesale distributing company in the US with operations in 22 states. Rivulet can be ordered through RNDC by any licensed retail establishment, including bars, restaurants, hotels, and retail stores across the state. Rivulet plans to be available in neighboring states in the not too distant future.
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.