Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Summer 2018 Issue

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Vancouver Bars

With dramatic mountains, shimmering waters and towering high-rises, Vancouver is the city jewel of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest: one of Canada’s overall...

Mr. (Smith) Distiller Goes to Washington

It was my privilege to represent ADI at the recent Public Policy Conference hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council and the American Craft Spirits...
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...

Recognition of Exemplary Distilleries

The Alchemist Award for continually bending the creative curve to make new spirit flavors goes to broVo Spirits, of Woodinville, WA. With their broad...
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...

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...
The approach to the Island of Landskrona, Sweden, where the Spirit of Hven Distillery is located.

A Trip to Sweden’s Remote Spirit of Hven Distillery

“This island is in the middle of nowhere,” says Marcus Christensson, the distillery’s brand manager. He’s speaking of Hven, or Ven, a tiny and...
Late afternoon sun shines on Mecca Grade Estate Malts

The Craft Maltsters

Rick Wasmund learned how to make whiskey by studying the Scots. Literally. He not only toured Scottish distilleries, he interned for a time at...

Bain-Marie

As a distiller, proper equipment selection shouldn’t be the bane of your existence. My bane? Well, her name is Marie: bain-marie to be exact....

Copper Love

The alembic, as I know it, or alembic (in American and English), is an anciently curious and cleverly designed distillation contraption that looks like...