Judging of Craft Spirits

ADI’s Annual Judging of Craft Spirits

How to Enter   –   Protocols   –   Judges   –   Sponsors   –   FAQ   –   Award Winners

The largest and most respected judging devoted to craft spirits

ADI accepts entries in all classes and categories of craft spirits from small, independently owned distillers, blenders, bitters makers, and producers of aperitif & fortified wines. Each year, both US and international entries are tasted blind and evaluated by our expert panels of judges made up of distillers, journalists, bar owners, bartenders, retailer, wholesalers, distributors and importers. All spirits entered will receive written tasting notes and be considered for awards both for the spirit and the packaging.

During registration entrants can choose to purchase professional bottle image(s) of any of the spirits entered and entrants can submit one or more of their registered spirits for testing and receive a certificate of chemical analysis which is valid for all major retailers, most countries import/export and tender purposes. A $700 value offered to judging entrants for $150 per spirit. For more details check out our submission guidelines.

For more information about our judging protocols, sponsors, judging partners, award winners from previous years and other frequently asked questions, click on the links above.


Judging Fact Sheet       Submission Guidelines      Registration Checklist

Required ADI Shipping Label      Example Certificate of Chemical Analysis      COLA Waiver Template