Los Angeles, California - May 10, 2014 - Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is pleased to announce that it has taken home the top Gold Medal at the International Craft Spirits Awards Competition, which held on May 5th-8th, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.
This year’s competition consisted of a wide variety of entries from craft distillers that use the finest available ingredients, resulting in unique craft spirits that stand out from the mass-produced brands. The finest small craft brands were judged by an expert panel of a two dozen highly trained experts, using a complete blind multi-level tasting process. Judges used a 100-point scale on a variety of attributes, including appearance, taste, aromatics, mouthfeel and finishing characteristics.
Each of these subsets has varying ultimate scores. Then, the scores are tabulated and results are determined. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are then presented to only the top tier of craft spirit brands entered. Not all brands entered are even awarded a medal. The international Craft Spirits Awards Competition is considered to be the top competition of its kind, and winning a medal here is considered to be a tremendous achievement.
“We are pleased that the world's top judges have awarded Rivulet a Gold Medal, the highest award possible, at this year’s show,” said James B. Marshall, the managing director of C88 Holdings, LLC, the producer of Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur.
“We know that we were judged among the top craft spirit brands from around the world. 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 two dozen trained industry tasting experts. These judges are familiar with wines and spirits, and they are in a unique position to evaluate products according to objective quality standards. The multi-level tasting process and weighted attribute ratings assure that only the highest quality products are awarded a medal.
About the Competition
The International Craft Spirit Awards Competition has become an increasingly popular and important international spirits competition, due to its focus on the emerging world of independent craft spirit producers. 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 medals. The winners in each category have proven themselves superior to the competition, worthy of the highest honors from an expert panel of highly trained critics. Due to the overwhelming number of entries this year, the competition was moved to a much larger space in Los Angeles.
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.