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Founded by Henry and Nicole Preiss, HPS Epicurean is a licensed California importer with over 30 years of experience. HPS Epicurean receives all US and International spirits entered into ADI’s Judging of Craft Spirits. With their help international distilleries without COLAs can receive waivers so their spirits can be entered into the Judging.
Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn
Spirit of Hven is a distillery, conference center, hotel, restaurant, and professional lab for chemical analysis. For the fist time, ADI is partnering with Spirit of Hven, a professional lab based in Sweden, to offer all registrants of ADI’s 2017 Judging of Craft Spirits the opportunity to submit one or more of their spirits for testing and receive a Certificate of Chemical Analysis. These certificates are valid for all major retailers, most countries import/export and tender purposes.
Glencairn Crystal is a family run business that in the past three decades have become leaders in their industry. In 2006 they were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its Glencairn Whisky Glass. Glencairn has generously sponsored ADI’s Judging of Craft spirits by providing both glassware and our Best of Class crystal trophies. Our judges find the Glencairn’s copita nosing glass to be one of the best glasses available for evaluating a spirits nose, color and flavor.