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Excellence Refined by Fire

No achievement of note has come without work or struggle, and the same can also be said of world-class distilled spirits. Year after year, the craft-spirits industry continues to grow both as a global community and in the number...

2017 Gin Summit

At the moment, it seems that the world has an insatiable appetite for gin. In a bid to help quench the thirst, the ADI, in conjunction with The Gin Guild of the UK, conspired to put on America’s first...

A Blast in Baltimore

“We all have one thing in common that is the DNA of the love of earth, the love of the grasses that grow; wheat, barley, corn, and from these grasses we produce whiskey. We also have the DNA of...
Jeff Kanof, vice president, founding partner Micah Nutt and founding partner Jason Parker celebrate winning the Bubble Cap Award for Distillery of the Year.

The Bubble Cap Award

The Bubble Cap Award for Distillery of the Year represents the best that the distilling community has to offer. Every year, it is a tough decision: not only picking the recipient, but also passing by others who are worthy....
2018 Best of Class; Certified Craft Distilled Spirits™

Judging of Craft Spirits

In 2007, when ADI held its first annual spirits competition, there were fewer than 100 craft distilleries in the USA, and the Judging awarded just 12 medals. Eleven years later, the number of craft distillers in the country has...

What You Should Know But Don’t Know Because You Didn’t Go to ADI’s Annual...

Duncan Holaday is pretty sure he’s diagnosed what ails many ADI members. It’s an affliction whose symptoms include the conscription of every household vase and pot as a fermentation vessel and spouses hollering down the cellar stairs to ask...
The twin towers of the Oregon Convention Center, site of the 2018 ADI Conference, break the Portland skyline behind the Sternwheeler Portland, which houses the Oregon Maritime Museum and is berthed along the Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Willamette River.

Craft Spirits Conference & Expo Overview 2018

Duncan Holaday is pretty sure he’s diagnosed what ails many ADI members. It’s an affliction whose symp-toms include the conscription of every household vase and pot as a fermenta-tion vessel and spouses hollering down the cellar stairs to ask...

London Expo Attracts Craft Distillers

Now in its third year, the 2015 London Craft Distilling Expo opened its doors this last October to a throng of attendees from around the world. Exhibitors and visitors travelled from locations as diverse and distant as China, Tasmania,...

ADI and TLP 
in NOLA for TOTC

As an extension of the judging program, ADI brought some of the best craft spirits to Tales of the Cocktail. ADI, along with The Liquid Projects, sponsored two craft-spirits tastings at Tales of the Cocktail, a bartending conference that has...

Our Best Judging Ever!

After a year of planning, four days of bottle sorting and three marathon days of tasting spirits, the mood coming out of the 2016 Judging of Craft Spirits was that this was our best judging ever… until next year. A...