Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Judging of Craft American Spirits .
The nations oldest and largest organization representing craft distilleries has opened registration for the 2015 judging, to be held February 23-25th, in San Francisco. Every class of distilled spirit will be evaluated. The deadline for registering spirits is February 6, 2015.
Before the judging begins, all spirits are received by a member distillery and put in a secure area. Boxes remain sealed upon arrival until the week prior to judging. The judging team opens the boxes to sort the spirits by class before being moving them to the judging venue.
The American Distilling Institute will judge artisan American gins, rums, fruit infusions, brandies, moonshines and whiskies. Select judges will perform a blind tasting of spirits submitted.
List of Judges
ADI is pleased to announced the panel of esteemed experts that will evaluate the spirits.
Nima Ansari – Astor Wine and Spirits
Luis Ayala – Got Rum magazine
Christopher Carlsson – Spirits Review
Martin Cate – Smuggler’s Cove SF
Wayne Curtis – Journalist/Author
Flavien Desoblin – The Brandy Library
H. Joseph Ehrmann – Elixir SF
Nancy Fraley – Nosing Services
Andrew Friedman – Liberty Bar Seattle
Cornelius Geary – Drink Me magazine
Hubert Germain-Robin – Master Distiller, Master Blender
Robert Hess – Drinkboy.com
Monique Huston – Stoller Wholesale
Brett Pontoni – Binny’s Beverage Depot
Henry Preiss – HPSepicurian
Audrey Saunders – Pegu Club
Brendan Wheatley – Saint Augustine Distillery
Richard Wolf – Wolf Consulting
David Wondrich – Spirits Guru
more to be announced soon, …