2020 ADI Judging registration has opened!

Registration opened August 5, spirits to be received by Jan 10th

In 2007 ADI revolutionized spirits competitions by focusing on craft spirits, and giving feedback to every spirit entered. As the level of quality of craft spirits rises our 14th Annual Spirits Competition promises to be the biggest and best ever. Find out how your spirit rates against the industry's best by registering today!

Blending, Maturation and Warehousing with Nancy Fraley

Early bird registration closes September 15th. Dec 8-10 at Ironroot Republic

The class includes hands-on blending of a range of 3 to 18 year old Bourbons, sensory analysis of whiskey and rum, a full day of lecture on the art of blending and much more!

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.

Spirits United Launching to Improve US Laws Around Spirits

Spirits United to Promote Responsibility and Support for Key Spirits Industry Initiatives. Partners include the Distilled Spirits Council, TIPS Alcohol Server and Seller Training, and ADI.

2020 Craft Spirits Conference & Expo

New Orleans, April 6-8, 2020

The Craft Spirits Conference and Expo brings together distillers and suppliers to harness the energy of the industry. If provides a platform to network and explore products, services and education. Registration opens in November.

What's New


What if bourbon was a little more like wine? That’s the premise behind Freeland Spirits, one of the most exciting distilleries in the Pacific Northwest. FORBES
Marketing analytics graduate students from Pacific Lutheran University have teamed up with Washington's Heritage Distilling Co. PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Travel retail agency Alfa Brands has added Florida-based Prescribed Spirits' craft gin to its portfolio. The move is the company's first entry into craft spirits. MOODIE DAVITT

Solar Spirits Interview about their Award Winning Spirits

At the 2019 ADI Conference in Denver Solar Spirits sat down with SCG and ADI to discuss the inspiration behind their gold medal spirit.


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