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ADI accepts US and International entries in all classes and categories of distilled spirits, RTDs, cocktail bitters, aperitif & fortified wines from ADI Members as well as non-member small and medium-scale producers (maximum annual sales of 750,000 proof gallons).

What do I need to do before registering?

Download our registration checklist, look over our FAQs, log into your account, and start registration.

Benefits for entering?

Double-gold, gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded with certificates for spirits judged worthy of recognition. All entrants will receive written feedback with comments from the spirit judges. All entrants will also be considered for our Packaging Awards and be evaluated to see if they if they meet the standards for ADI’s Certification of Craft Spirits at no additional cost or paperwork. Award winners will receive a physical awards as well as a digital renderings of all applicable medals, awards and certifications. Judges reserve the right to not award medals when, in their opinion, no spirits in that category merit an award. Medals and Packaging Awards will be announced at the 2020 American Distilling Institute’s Annual Conference & Vendor Expo, New Orleans, LA.

2020 Judging Deadlines

Deadline to apply for COLA Waiver for International Spirits: December 22, 2019
Deadline for Spirits Registration: January 10, 2020
Deadline for Receiving Entries: January 16, 2020

Entry Fees:

Early Bird Registration
Up through December 29, 2019

ADI Members
$200 per spirit for US entries
$250 per spirit for international entries
Bulk discount for members who enter more than 10 spirits

Non-Members
$300 per spirit for US entries
$350 per spirit for international entries

Standard Registration
Begins December 30, 2019

ADI Members
$250 per spirit for US entries
$300 per spirit for international entries
Bulk discount for members who enter more than 10 spirits

Non-Members
$350 per spirit for US entries
$400 per spirit for international entries

Discount for Affiliate Associations

Members of the following Affiliate Associations:
The Gin Guild
British Distillers Alliance
Distilled Spirits Aotearoa
Ontario Distillers Association
BC Craft Distilling Association
Australian Distillers Association
 Verband der Deutschen Whiskybrenner
Southern African Craft Distilling Institute
Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac
may enter their spirits at the ADI Member price even if they are not current members of ADI.

Download our Registration Checklist of required information before starting registration.

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Downloads

Fact Sheet   –   Submission Guidelines   –   Checklist    –    ADI Shipping Label   –   COLA Waiver   –   Sample Int. Invoice