COVID-19 Craft Distiller Information

Up to date information on how COVID-19 is affecting the craft distilling industry

ADI Conference Rescheduled to July 14-16, 2020

Registration Reopens April 6th

We have chosen the new dates to be safely outside of the current window of containment, yet early enough to allow for all of us to build strong business relationships for the rest of the year.

ADI Returns to Louisville, KY, in 2021 for the Annual Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo

March 29-31, 2021

The American Distilling Institute is excited to announce our return to Louisville, KY for the 2021 Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo. While more details on registration, lodging, etc. will follow, ADI has now formally signed an agreement with the Kentucky Convention Center for March 29–31, 2021, as the location of the annual conference.

What's New


The Virginia ABC has quietly permitted distilleries to offer both curbside pickup and home delivery. THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT
A new record has been set for Japanese whisky, with a 52 year-old Karuizawa ‘Zodiac Rat’ 1960 being sold for £363,000 by Sotheby’s in London this month. THE DRINKS BUSINESS
According to Nielsen, beverage alcohol retail sales were up over 25% year-over-year due to the crisis. FORBES

2017 Baltimore Expo Floor

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