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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...
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 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...
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...

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...

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’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...

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...

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...

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...