ADI accepts US and International entries in all classes and categories of distilled spirits, RTDs, cocktail bitters, aperitif & fortified wines from small and medium-scale producers (maximum annual sales of 750,000 proof gallons).
What do I need to do before registering?
What do I get 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 American Distilling Institute’s Annual Conference & Vendor Expo, March 18-21, 2019 in Denver, CO.
Deadline for International Spirits Registration: November 30, 2018
Deadline for US Spirits Registration: December 14, 2018
Deadline for Receiving Entries: December 20, 2018
Early Bird Registration
Discount for Affiliate Associations
Members of the following Affiliate Associations:
The Gin Guild
British Distillers Alliance
BC Craft Distilling Association
Ontario Distillers 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.