RIVULET™ ARTISAN PECAN LIQUEUR TOPS WITH PLATINUM MEDAL AT SPIRITS INTERNATIONAL PRESTIGE (SIP) AWARDS

Dana Point, California - May 12, 2014 - Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is pleased to announce its winning the top Platinum Medal award at the 6th Annual Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards. The Spirits International Prestige Awards Competition was held this year at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort near San Diego in Dana Point, California. 

This year’s competition consisted of 403 brands entered from over 20 countries, judged by a panel of 70 consumer judges. This “SIP” panel of 70 judges is not affiliated with any marketer, industry wholesaler or distributor, assuring that results are unbiased and not influenced by industry insiders. Each spirit is presented undiluted and evaluated based on aroma, taste, and finish in a blind tasting. Medals awarded are across all spirit categories, and they are organized by bronze, silver, gold, and the coveted platinum medal. Not all brands entered even qualify for a medal. “Consumers are the ultimate decision makers, and their honest opinions are something that you just can’t buy,” says SIP Awards executive producer Paul Hashemi. “ When you enter this competition, your spirit will be judged by a panel of consumers, not by industry insiders.” 

“We are pleased that the world's top consumer judges have awarded Rivulet the prestigious Platinum Medal at this year’s show,” said James B. Marshall, the managing director of C88 Holdings, LLC, the producer of Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur. “We were thrilled that fashionable and knowledgeable consumer judges recognize our liqueur for its quality credentials. We are obviously quite proud of our quality story, and consumers throughout America and around the world will be able to make Rivulet part of their luxury spirits repertoire” he said. 

About the Judges 

The judges are a panel of upscale and knowledgeable consumers, a diverse group from throughout the world. These judges are familiar with wines and spirits, and they are in a unique position to evaluate products according to objective quality standards. This is a wonderful opportunity for established and also new brands to be judged in a pure blind taste test by real world consumers. 

About the Competition 

The SIP Awards have become an increasingly popular and important international spirits competition. In addition to boosting brand recognition, winners enjoy the power of consumer choice credibility. Although hundreds of brands enter the competition, only brands with the highest scores receive honors. Over 35% of the brands entered did not qualify for any type of medal. Rising above several hundred entrants, the winners in each category have proven themselves superior to the competition, worthy of high honors from an honest and impartial consumer base. Brands enjoy extended coverage and gain additional exposure to new demographics annually, due in part to SIP Awards ever changing venues from year to year. 

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

©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.