ADI International Spirits Competition

We don’t give away participation trophies, but best in class winners do get meetings with the best US retailers.

Since 2007, ADI has upheld the highest standards in the industry by giving our judges the freedom to only award the very best, and being the first competition to provide written feedback for every entry. We accept entries in all classes and categories of distilled spirits, RTDs, cocktail bitters, no/low spirits, mixers, aperitifs & fortified wines.

Congratulations to all of our 2024 Winners!


Pricing and Dates for ADI’s 2025 Competition



All Entries

  • Receive written feedback from our expert judges.
  • Free entry into ADI’s Excellence in Packaging Awards with no additional bottles or paperwork.

Members of ADI and Select Affiliate Associations

  • Discounted entry fees






  • All Best of Class Trophy winners can meet with our retail partners: Binny’s Beverage Depot, K&L Wine Merchants, and Total Wine & More.
  • International Best of Class Trophy Winners can meet with with our import partners: Preiss Imports, MHW, and Aiko Importers.
  • Gold medal winners can take advantage of special pricing and additional digital marketing support from our e-commerce partner TIPXY.
  • Gold Medal winners are promoted through ADI’s social media channels.
  • All winners are shared with ADI’s hundreds of media contacts and to the more than 13,000 readers of ADI’s e-newsletter.
  • All winners receive free physical and digital awards with no additional licensing fee.


Enter our 2025 Competition Today!


For more information about how to enter, our protocols, benefits for winners, sponsors, awards from previous years and other frequently asked questions, click on the links below.


Submission Guidelines   –   Registration Checklist    –    Sample Pro Forma Invoice      Competition Protocols

Related Pages

Benefits & Awards for Winners

2023 Competition Crew

Judges & Stewards

Past Awards