Rivulet™ Artisan Pecan Liqueur Wins Double Gold Medal, “Best Of Class” at American Distilling Institute Conference

Louisville, Kentucky- March 31, 2015 – Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is pleased to announce its winning a double-gold medal award and “best of class” designation from the American Distilling Institute’s craft spirits competition, which was announced at the ADI’s recent 2015 Craft Distilling Conference, held in Louisville, Kentucky!  Rivulet was judged against hundreds of craft spirits across twelve categories, representing the best craft spirits that the industry has to offer.

The judging for the American Distilling Institute’s 2015 competition was held February 23-25 in San Francisco.  Hundreds of spirit entries were judged by a panel of over 20 industry experts over three days, and the results were announced at the ADI industry gala on March 31st, 2015 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville, the heart of the craft spirits industry.  Rivulet was one of only 8 double gold medals won this year across 12 categories, and out of a total of 184 medals awarded across all types and categories.  Winning a “best in class” designation was also an especially rewarding honor.

“We are very pleased that the craft spirits industry’s top judges have bestowed the competition’s highest honor on Rivulet,” said James B. Marshall, the managing director of C88 Holdings, LLC, the producer of Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur.  “We are obviously quite proud of our quality story and craftsmanship, and consumers throughout the USA have been quite supportive of Rivulet in the short time we have been on the market.”

Bill Owens, executive director of the American Distilling Institute states, “We have seen tremendous growth in the craft distilling industry over the past several years, and the quality and diversity of products in the competition is truly amazing!”  Owens noted that this years attendance at ADI’s annual conference was up 50% over last year, topping 1500 attendees from across the country and around the world.

About the Judges

Over twenty judges gathered this year in San Francisco to judge the wide array of craft spirits that had been submitted.  The competition is a blind tasting, conducted by this panel of stemmed industry professionals with unparalleled experience across the broad scope of products submitted.

About the Competition

Founded in the 2007, the American Distilling Institute’s craft spirits competition is in its 9th year.  The American Distilling Institute is the nation’s oldest and largest organization representing craft distillers.  Within three years, the nation will have roughly 1000 craft distilleries operating within the USA, representing a return to historic levels last seen around prohibition.  As consumers continue to seek out authenticity and heritage in the products they consumer, the craft distilling industry is a testament to the innovation and artisanship that are the hallmarks of small batch distilling.

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. 

For more information, visit us at www.rivulet.com or www.c88holdings.com

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