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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

The Heart of the Distilling Community

The American Distilling Institute’s 2016 Spirits Conference and Vendor Expo landed this year on the beautiful city of San Diego, CA, for an intense six days of educational exchange and networking. More than 1,500 members of the distilling community...

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,...