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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...

Registration Opens for the American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo in...

Media Contact: Anne-Sophie Whitehead, ADI Conference Director annesophie@distilling.com HAYWARD, CA — The American Distilling Institute (ADI) this week announces the opening of early registration for the upcoming Craft Spirits & Vendor Expo, to be held in-person this year August 23–25, in...

2021 Letter from the President

Last year began with a measure of relief mixed with uncertainty as the two-year Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CMBTRA), which reduced the federal excise tax (FET) rate paid by distillers had just received a one-year extension....

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...

Cask Management for Distillers

When I was interviewed for a job heading up a new malt whiskey-focused farm distillery in rural Quebec, I was asked by the owners what I thought was the most important production factor for making the best whiskey possible....

Congratulations to ADI’s 2020 Judging 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 some of the world’s best craft spirits. Over the years...

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...