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2021 ADI Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo Recap

While our first virtual conference turned out to be a rip-roaring success in 2020, we were thrilled to return to Louisville in person for the 2021 ADI Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo. We took extra precautions in light...

ADI 2021 Vendome Tour

Vendome Copper & Brass Works offered exclusive tours to ADI 2021 conference attendees. The Vendome factory has been in continuous operation since the early 1900s, This was a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the production facility of one of the world's...

Bourbon Legend Bill Samuels Jr. to Deliver Keynote at the 2021 ADI Craft Spirits...

The American Distilling Institute (ADI) is honored to announce that Kentucky bourbon icon Bill Samuels Jr. will deliver the keynote address at this year’s ADI Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo, to be held in Louisville, KY. Samuels, born and...
ADI 2020 Judging of Craft Spirits

ADI’s 2021 Judging of Craft Spirits Wraps Up in Tiburon

The annual Judging of Craft Spirits for 2021 took place once again this year in Tiburon, CA. Thirty six judges, and a team of stewards and staff — all fully vaccinated — participated in the event. The judging panels...

New ADI Survey of Craft Distillers Shows Big Economic Impact of Direct-to-Consumer Shipping of...

Hayward, CA — According to a new survey of American Distilling Institute (ADI) members, direct-to-consumer shipping of spirits has been a critical revenue source during COVID-19 and serves as an important alternative sales channel for those craft distillers having...

First ADI Virtual Conference… Was Actually Pretty Great

ADI was among the earliest trade organizations to make the call to postpone and then go digital with their annual conference. It was a tough call in one sense, reports Anne-Sophie Whitehead, conference director, but it made more sense...

ADI’s Virtual Conference Delivers for America’s Distillers

Some 1,600 attendees and over 100 exhibitors helped make the 2020 ADI Virtual Conference & Vendor Expo a social distancing success last week. In the face of shelter-in-place orders, organizers moved the conference to virtual in May after having...

ADI’s 2020 Virtual Conference Off and Running

The 2020 ADI Virtual Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo kicked off Tuesday morning with that familiar shutdown mix of awkwardness and community spirit. Attendees at Monday's pre-conference tours or Tuesday's keynote and concurrent sessions patiently abided technical hiccups...

ADI Announces Recipients of Distilling Research Grants

ADI is excited to announce that it has awarded three different Distilling Research Grants through the ADI Research Endowment, an initiative that supports craft distilling by funding scientific research. Supported by an annual charity auction, the funds are managed...
ADI 2020 Judging of Craft Spirits

Congratulations to ADI’s 2020 Judging Award Winners

Click here to access the full list of 2020 award winners. Once again, ADI’s Judging of Craft Spirits took place in the San Francisco Bay Area and we were blessed to have perfect weather when we received 11 pallets of...