ADI offers several opportunities for you to learn more about distilling.

ADI’s mission is to provide distilling education for those looking to become a distiller or open a distillery. We have trained hundreds of distillers and helped provide information for the launch of many of the top Craft Distilleries in the US, Canada and abroad. We offer classes that cover such topics as: Business Plan, Regulatory, Fermentation, Distillation, Distribution, Marketing, Maturation, Packaging and Raw Materials. Members of ADI have access to the ADI EDU Video Library, which has educational videos of lectures, past conference materials, webinars and more!

Distilling Online Education

In our ever expanding ADI EDU Video Library you can view recordings of webinars, educational breakout sessions from past conferences, and lectures from top consultants in the industry. READ MORE

Craft Spirits Conference and Vendor Expo

The annual ADI Conference offers 1, 2 and 3 day classes in various topics (distillery start up, nosing for faults, whiskey, etc), over 40 educational breakout sessions over two days, tastings, Gin Summit, panel discussions on industry topics, and more. READ MORE

Distilling Hands on Classes

Many of the top distillers in the US started off by taking a 3, 4 or 5 day hands on class with ADI. We offer various courses at different distilleries around the US and internationally. Check our Hands on Classes event page for the latest offering READ MORE

Distilling Research Grant

The DRG goal is to support academic research in distilling to advance the cannon of knowledge around craft distilling and to publish the finding of the research to help everyone make better spirits. An annual online auction of donated goods and services held in September and November  provides the funding of the research. READ MORE

Distiller Magazine and Distiller Magazine Online

Distiller Magazine has been publishing articles on the process, business, distiller profiles, spirits, editorials and more. Past articles and new will be going up regularly. READ MORE


The ADI Forums provide a a worldwide community of craft distillers and craft distilling enthusiasts looking to expand the conversation and provide answers to all distilling related questions. READ MORE