ADI International Spirits Competition

Recognizing excellence in the glass.

ADI Judging has rebranded to the ADI International Spirits Competition!  To better reflect the scope, mission, and the spirits we receive from around the world the name of the completion has been updated. 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.

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


  • Best of Class Trophy winners have the opportunity to meet with our retail partners: Binny’s Beverage Depot, K&L Wine Merchants, and Total Wine & More.
  • 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.

ADI accepts entries in all classes and categories of distilled spirits, RTDs, cocktail bitters, No/Low ABV Spirits and Mixers, as well as aperitif & fortified wines. 

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    –    ADI Shipping Label   –   COLA Waiver   –   Sample Int. Invoice      Competition Protocols

Related Pages


Benefits & Awards for Winners

Judges & Stewards

Judges & Stewards