In 2004 sixty brave souls travelled to Alameda CA for the first ADI Craft Spirits Conference and Vendor Expo. Since then the American Distilling Institute’s annual conference has been the event that launched two thousand craft distilleries around the world. The expo floor is the largest market of distilling supplies and services in the world. Classes ranging from a one day how to set up your distillery, to how to blend whiskey. Breakout session go even further, on sourcing raw materials to how to sell your business. The Keynote Address is a snapshot of the state of the industry, and the Gala is the awards presentation to the highest level spirits producers in the world.