Rivulet® Artisan Pecan Liqueur Awarded Double Gold at Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards

Stellenbosch, South Africa- September 9, 2022 – Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Double Gold Medal at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, which recently took place in August 2022 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.  The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards was established in 1997 to offer South African producers the opportunity of having their wines and spirits adjudicated locally by a highly experienced and respected panel of professionals from around the globe.  Since 2003 the competition has received an increasing number of entries from international wine and spirit producers.  2003 marked the start of a new era for the competition when the Michelangelo International Wine Awards moved to Stellenbosch, the main wine producing area of South Africa!  Now in its 26th year, the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards have become one of the world’s top competitions!

“We were very honored to receive a Double Gold Medal award from the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards.  Rivulet came away with one of the top awards this year, competing against a wide variety unique liqueurs and spirits from all over the world,” 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 the craftsmanship that goes into every bottle.  Consumers throughout the USA have been quite supportive of Rivulet since we were first introduced in 2014.”

Now, in its 26th year and Africa’s largest wine and spirits competition, Michelangelo remains unique in Africa, in that all judges are hand-picked wine and spirit experts, hailing from five different continents.  Since the start of the competition in 1997, more than 263 individual judges from 47 countries have served on the panels.  All entries are judged blind by panels of 5 judges, using the 100-point internationally recognized OIV judging system.  Only one-third of entrants receive a medal, consisting of Platinum (96 + points), Double Gold (93-95 points), Gold (89-92 points), and Silver (86-88 points).  No bronze medals are awarded.

Many consumers have commented that Rivulet is the finest, most authentic and luxurious nut liqueur they have tasted.  Rivulet is fortunate enough to have been awarded its first Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2014.  Since then, Rivulet has won over 110 prestigious medals around the world, including Double Gold, Triple Gold, Double Platinum, and Consumers’ Choice awards.  On December 8, 2021, Rivulet was featured on NBC’s The Today Show where host Al Roker declared, “This is a game changer…like pecan pie in a glass!

About The Michelangelo International W&S Awards
The Michelangelo Team is committed to virtue and equality in the pursuit of worth.  In a statement, the team commented, “The 2022 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards were concluded in August 2022 at Lourensford Estate, Somerset West.  Our sincerest congratulations go to all the Michelangelo winners over the past 26 years of the competition’s existence – AND to all those who continue to aspire to produce and deliver on par with the best in the world.  We need winners to inspire is, to disturb us, and to set the bar high. That is the only way we have to answer our calling – to have idols and mentors and champions to go ahead, and show us what the indomitable human spirit is capable of.”

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

©2022 C88 Holdings, LLC.  Rivulet Liqueur, 30% alc. by vol. (60 proof), produced and bottled by C88 Holdings, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky USA.  Savor Rivulet Responsibly.