2021 ADI Craft Spirits Conference and Vendor Expo Louisville

Contact: Anne-Sophie Whitehead, ADI Conference Director annesophie@distilling.com

Booth Contact: Matt Jelen matt@distilling.com

The American Distilling Institute is excited to announce our return to Louisville, KY for the 2021 Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo. The health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and staff are our primary concerns and we have departed from our historical Spring dates to ensure more time to return to a safe gathering.


Meet us in Louisville, August 23-25, 2021

Our inaugural Bourbon Summit will precede the conference on Monday August 23, 2021.



Monday 8/23/21TBD9am - 5pmBourbon Summit (additional ticket required)
Monday 8/23/215pmBehind-the-Scenes Tour of Peerless Distillery
(additional ticket required)
Monday, 8/23/21Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC)1pm-8pmExhibitor Setup (registrations open 12pm for exhibitors)
Monday 8/23/21Kentucky International Convention Center1pm - 7pmEarly registrations open
Monday 8/23/21Kentucky International Convention Center2pm - 5pmDeep Dive sessions
- Sales and Relationship buildings
Monday 8/23/21Galt House7:00pm - 9:00pmWelcome Tasting - Kentucky Distillers Association
(badge required for entry)
Tuesday 8/24/21Kentucky International Convention Center7:00am - 6:45pmRegistration open
Tuesday 8/24/21Kentucky International Convention Center8:45am - 10:00amOpening Keynote
Tuesday 8/24/21Kentucky International Convention Center10:00am - 6:30pmExpo Floor Open
Tuesday 8/24/21Kentucky International Convention Center10:00am - 5:00pmEducational Sessions
Tuesday 8/24/21Kentucky International Convention Center5:00pm - 6:30pmExpo Floor Happy Hour
Silver-Double Gold ADI Judging awards revealed
Tuesday 8/24/216:30pm on...Private sponsored events
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center8:30am - 10:00amBreakfast on the show floor
("boozy breakfast")
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center10:00am - 2:00pm Educational Sessions
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center12:00pm - 2:00pmADI Awards Luncheon - ADI Best of Class & Distillery of the Year awards announced (additional ticket required)
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center2:00pm - 3pmExpo Floor only time
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center3pm - 5pmSustainability Summit
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center3pm- 5pmWomen's Summit
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center3pm - 5pmUS State Guild Meeting
(Must be a current active Distilling Guild member)
Wednesday 8/25/21OffsiteEveningPrivate Events
Thursday 8/26/21Moonshine University10am - 12pmCooperage Sensory Effect on Single Malt - Matt Strickland (additional ticket required)

Ticket Information

Full Conference Pass
(Regular rate)
Full Conference Pass
Early Bird (until 7/30/21 - 11:59PM PST)

$400 (Early Bird rate)$600 (Early Bird rate)
Additional Attendees (same registration)$350$550
Additional Attendees
Early Bird (until 7/30/21 - 11:59PM PST)
$200 (Early Bird rate)$400 (Early Bird rate)
Gala Luncheon Pass only $50$50
Tuesday Expo Pass only (incl. Expo Happy Hours - no lunch)$200$200




Related Pages