Rivulet® Artisan Pecan Liqueur Takes Home Gold Medal and “92 Point – Exceptional” Rating at the Beverage Testing Institute’s Spirits Competition

Chicago, Illinois – September 1, 2023 – Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is pleased to announce it has taken home a prestigious GOLD Medal and “92 Point – Exceptional” Rating at the Beverage Testing Institute’s 2023 Spirits Competition. Rivulet was part of the BTI’s August Tasting, which concentrated on the globally diverse and burgeoning Liqueur category.

The Beverage Testing Institute was founded in 1981, with the objective of producing fair and impartial wine reviews for consumers.  Since then, the BTI has become arguably the most complete and objective resource for discerning consumers and trade associates alike.  The BTI was one of the first industry evaluative services to provide comparative numerical scores and ratings for Spirits products.  While wine critics have assigned stars, points, and medals to wines and vintages for years, the BTI was the first major panel to critically evaluate spirits with an objective eye toward quality.  Rivulet receives its Gold Medal and 92 Point Exceptional rating from among the broadest array of high quality products in the BTI’s history.

“We are very pleased that Rivulet was awarded a gold medal and 92 point rating as part of this rigorous and thorough tasting process,” 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 American quality story, and consumers around the world will be able to make Rivulet part of their luxury spirits repertoire.”

Jerald O’Kennard, director of the Beverage Testing Institute, noted that, ”All of our reviews, including over 30,000 of our most recent reviews, plus hundreds of articles, now appear on our website, (www.tastings.com).  Leading producers and marketers participate in BTI’s reviews and competitions because they recognize the Institute’s ability to identify and describe the best products and get that information out to consumers,” he said.  The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Wine Enthusiast, Restaurant Hospitality, The New Yorker, Wine & Spirits, International Wine Review, Epicurious.com, and All About Beer, are just a few of the many media outlets that tap into BTI’s acumen and expertise.

About the Beverage Testing Institute Process
Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) was founded in 1981 as the first international wine competition in the United States, adding beer, spirits, cider, sake, mead and more to the repertoire in 1994.  Using industry-leading methodology co-developed by our founder Craig Goldwyn and Dr. Harry Lawless of Cornell University and a one-of-a-kind approach to trade focus groups and sensory panelist recruitment, BTI’s evaluations are so much more than a competition.  Beverage Testing Institute has become the most comprehensive and reliable source for alcohol beverage product testing and professional reviews in the world.  The Beverage Testing Institute uses a dedicated testing lab in Chicago, Illinois.  This room was specially designed to minimize external factors and maximize our panelists’ concentration.  BTI panels are comprised of leading buyers and influencers. We recruit beverage directors, sommeliers, top bartenders, retail buyers and educators and train them as sensory analysts. These panelists evaluate products using their extensive professional experience and BTI-trained palates.  The panel then discuss their findings as a group, while a BTI moderator records their attitudes, impressions, and conclusions.

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 uses only the finest natural ingredients.  Rivulet has received a variety of prestigious awards and impressive accolades from competitions around the world.  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

©2023 C88 Holdings, LLC. Rivulet Liqueur, 30% alc. by vol. (60 proof), produced and bottled by C88 Holdings, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky USA. Savor Rivulet Responsibly.