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American Distilling Institute 2019 Conference and Expo

Roaming 50,000 square feet of expo floor in the massive Colorado Convention Center feels like a workout. But such a workout in the distilling industry means sipping experimental spirits from fellow distillers, shopping for stills and bottle labels or...
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...

ADI Announces Best Eco-Packaging Award for 2020 Competition

In the last few years, more and more companies have been creating spirits packaging with an eye to greater sustainability. To support this growing trend, the American Distilling Institute (AD) is pleased to announce that it is adding Best...
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...

ADI Research Endowment Auction and Grant have opened!

In only its second year, the American Distilling Institute’s Research Grant Endowment has shown tremendous growth, greatly multiplying the number of research grants to be awarded in 2019. “We are excited to see ADI’s Research Grant program growing, thanks to...
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...
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....

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...

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...

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...