A year-end note from ADI’s President

Missouri Hick BBQ

Dec 28, 2012

ADI is growing at 30% a year, the current number of DSPs is close to over 400 with another 50 under construction. We feel in 2013, we will easily break the 500 mark for Craft Distilleries. We expect more than 800 people in attendance at our 10th Anniversary Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo in Denver, CO. Conference information, registration and the annual Judging of Artisan American Spirits can be accessed on our website.

The recent Hands-on Brandy Distilling Workshop at McMenamin’s Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery & the Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop at Journeyman Distillery were completely sold out! Next year, we’re planning a Hands-on Gin Distilling Workshop on the East Coast. Stay tuned!

The funniest photograph from my trip across the USA was taken in Arkansas; the camera angle makes it look like a giant crow is sitting on my shoulder. Go to Bill’s FaceBook to see all the images.

White Mule Press has a number of books coming out in 2013, among them books on Craft Gin, Rum, Absinthe and a complete Guide to Whiskey Distilleries Around the World. “The Craft of Whiskey Distilling” continues to sell like hot cakes. Visit White Mule Press for more available titles.

And, Amber is leaving us after eight years. She’s going on to seek birds and butterflies elsewhere. These small shoes will be hard to fill, as everybody loves her.