ADI 2021 Conference pre-event: Bourbon & Country Ham w/ Steve Coomes

Enjoy this educational whiskey and country ham pairing experience with food and spirits writer, Steve Coomes, author of the book, Country Ham: A Southern Tradition Of Hogs, Salt & Smoke. In this guided sensory experience, Steve combines two Southern foodways traditions to create unexpectedly delicious results. To get ready: Register here for this event. Event registration is […]

$119.99

ADI 2021 Conference pre-event: Bourbon Justice w/ author Brian Haara

Brian Haara is a founding partner of his law firm where he serves the trial and litigation needs of clients in the financial services, insurance, and bourbon industries, among others, in state and federal courts in both Kentucky and Indiana. He is author of Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America which tells the real […]

S152.99

Bourbon Summit SOLD OUT

Galt House 140 N Fourth St, Louisville, KY

The American Distilling Institute is proud to announce its first ever Bourbon Summit - a one-day conference dedicated to Bourbon whiskey that will be held on Monday 23rd August 2021. Open to all, the summit is bringing together a mix of speakers - from bartenders and journalists to distillers and technical professionals - to give […]

$125

Vendome Production Facility Tours FULL

Vendome Copper and Brass Works 729 Franklin Street, Louisville, KY

Join us Aug 23 and 26 in Louisville, KY for exclusive tours of Vendome Copper & Brass Works! Conference attendees will be treated to a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the production facility of one of the world's most prestigious still makers. The Vendome factory, which has been in continuous operation since the early 1900s, is […]

WoodCraft Custom Bourbon Tour 8/23

Louisville Slugger Museum 800 W Main St, Louisville, KY

Louisville’s Newest Craft Distillery This is a VIP tour of the WoodCraft Custom Bourbon Experience at Louisville’s NEWEST CRAFT DISTILLERY -  6 BLOCKS FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER (NAME to BE RELEASED SOON).  The WoodCraft Custom Bourbon experience returns bourbon to its roots in the 1800s when everyone could craft their personal bourbon at one of the many […]

$35

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Peerless Distillery 8/23 SOLD OUT

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co 120 N 10th St, Louisville, KY

THIS EVENT IS FULL BUT A TUESDAY 8/24 TOUR HAS BEEN ADDED - SEE OUR EVENTS LIST FOR REGISTRATION   The Peerless Distilling Co. began in Henderson, Kentucky in the early 1880s. Revived by the founder’s great-grandson, Corky Taylor and his son, Carson Taylor, Peerless is a true resurrection story and even received the original DSP […]

$85

Keynote at the Conference

Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY

Shortcuts to Success Bill Samuels, Chairman Emeritus, Markers Mark Distillery State of the Industry Address Bump Williams Increasing Diversity Fawn Weaver, Founder, Uncle Nearest Grant KDA Kentucky Legislation Update Eric Gregory, President, Kentucky Distillers Association National Update Chris Swonger, President, Distilled Spirits Council Conference badge required for admission.  

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Peerless Distillery 8/24 SOLD OUT

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co 120 N 10th St, Louisville, KY

  This is a private VIP Tour of Peerless Distillery for the 2021 ADI Conference in Louisville KY. (Only 20 tickets available!) About this event The Peerless Distilling Co. began in Henderson, Kentucky in the early 1880s. Revived by the founder’s great-grandson, Corky Taylor and his son, Carson Taylor, Peerless is a true resurrection story […]

$85

Awards Gala at the Conference

Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY

Agenda: Robert Furniss-Roe will share how Samson & Surrey has identified the key issues you should address to build better brands and maximize value. ADI Judging Best in Class Awards Industry Awards Bubble Cap Award for the Distillery of the Year Separate ticket required ($50), includes sit down lunch and a custom cocktail by sponsored […]

$50

Veterans Group at the Conference

Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY

Two types of Veteran Distillery Certification will be launched. Certified Veteran Owned Distillery Ownership: 51% of the ownership must be a veteran (following the federal guidelines) Code of Ethics: As a veteran distillers group member we pledge that we will do our utmost to abide by the following code of conduct: 1/ We operate in […]

Sustainability Summit at the Conference

Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY

A deep dive into sustainable practices of craft distillers, and a look at innovation in the distilling and waste management industries Presentations by Kurt Rosentrater, Turning Stillage into Value Braden Bumpers, McClintoch Distilling (https://distilling.com/speaker/braeden-bumpers/), 5 Things You Can do Today to Reduce Waste and Gain Value Main Presenter: Karen Hoskin (https://distilling.com/speaker/karen-hoskin/), Becoming a Net Zero Distillery […]

US State Guild Meeting

Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY

This meeting is limited to US State Guild Managers and Members. Agenda: What are wins from the last year, what are difficulties, and what is on the agenda for the upcoming year. KDA: Eric Gregory 15 min presentation DISCUS State Team 15 min presentation CO: Megan Miller, 5-10 min FL: David Cohen, 5-10 min If […]

Women’s Summit, ADI 2021

Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY

We are excited to announce Maggie Kimberl will be our Keynote speaker at this year's 2021 Women's Summit! This event is a networking opportunity for distillers and spirits industry professionals to connect. Maggie Kimberl is the President of the Bourbon Women Association as well as the Content Editor of American Whiskey Magazine. She is a […]

Matt Winn’s Steakhouse Bourbon Dinner with Distilled Living

Matt Winn's Steakhouse 350 Central Ave, Louisville, KY

Ticket price includes: Private guided tour of Churchill Downs. 4 Course Prix Fixe Gourmet Bourbon Tasting Dinner at the new Matt Winn's Steakhouse. Guided bourbon tasting with the official Bourbon ambassador of Churchill Downs, Tim Knittel of Distilled Living. Dinner: Sharable Starter Thoroughbred Board 1St: Choice of Crab Cake, Cajun Remoulade, Jumbo Lump Crab, Herb […]

$275

Sensory Effects of the Cask on Single Malt Tasting

Moonshine University 801 S 8th St, Louisville, KY

Click here to buy Batch Distillation on Amazon Matt Strickland (https://distilling.com/speaker/matt-strickland/) is the Head Distiller of Distillerie Cotes Des Saints, a farm distillery outside of Montreal focusing primarily on single malts. The distillery has a single mash bill, and utilizes over 20 types of cooperage at the distillery to create unique flavors in their whiskey. This two hour […]

$125

Vendome Production Facility Tours FULL

Vendome Copper and Brass Works 729 Franklin Street, Louisville, KY

Exclusive tours of Vendome Copper & Brass Works! Conference attendees will be treated to a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the production facility of one of the world's most prestigious still makers. The Vendome factory, which has been in continuous operation since the early 1900s, is about a 20 minute walk or a short car ride […]

WoodCraft Custom Bourbon Tour 8/26

Louisville Slugger Museum 800 W Main St, Louisville, KY

Louisville’s Newest Craft Distillery This is a VIP tour of the WoodCraft Custom Bourbon Experience at Louisville’s NEWEST CRAFT DISTILLERY –  6 BLOCKS FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER (NAME to BE RELEASED SOON).  The WoodCraft Custom Bourbon experience returns bourbon to its roots in the 1800s when everyone could craft their personal bourbon at one of the many […]

$35

WEBINAR: Roasted Malts for Novel Flavours in Whisky Production

Click Here to Register Specialty malts are extensively used in brewing industry to enhance beer taste, mouthfeel and colour. Such malts are produced under conditions of high temperature, which results in non-enzymatic browning and an increased concentration of aromatic constituents, primarily through the action of Maillard chemistry. The majority of Scotch malt whisky is made […]

WORKSHOP: Nosing for Faults, Oct 29, 2021 SOLD OUT

----    THIS EVENT IS FULL    ----   October 29, 2021 - 9am-12:30pm PST via zoom. Zoom link to be sent to attendees by (October 22, 2021) This highly sought-after, in-depth session will explore the various factors that influence the development of off-flavors and taints in distillates. We will look at the entire production process from […]

$75

WEBINAR: Understanding Your Still, What All Those Fancy Gadgets Really Do

A webinar with Matt Strickland. In this presentation he will briefly discuss the basic still components, how they function, and how they affect the character of your distillate. We will also look at the various specialty components that often come with modern stills, explain how they operate, and how you can leverage them to distill […]

WORKSHOP: From START UP to SCALE for your Craft Distillery

Mine Hill Distillery 5 Mine Hill Rd, Roxbury, CT

This workshop is the first ADI workshop in New England in over 5 years! November 5-7, 2021 Mine Hill Distillery, Roxbury, CT Hosted by Elliott Davis, Mine Hill Distillery Offering a full review of how to set up your distillery for success, from financing, to operations and sales/marketing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKMXNBWa1Is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XG679HXsX0 Please note: - Hotel and […]

$1200

WEBINAR: Ask the Expert, Distillery Branding

A webinar with Seth Sirbaugh, Principal of Tribe Branding & Design, moderated by our own ADI president Erik Owens Everyone in the distilling industry hears the term ‘branding’ every day, but it's often said as a catch all, misused, or just partially explained. Your brand and identity can have as big an impact on your business as […]

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: ADI 2022 St. Louis

The American Distilling Institute has now opened the Request for Proposals for educational sessions for ADI 2022 in Saint Louis, MO, September 14-16, 2021. Call for Proposal closes November 25,2021.  Accepted presenters and rejected sessions will be notified by December 31, 2021. WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS SENT VIA THIS LINK. Advanced scientific, operational, safety and […]