Judging FAQ

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Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about registering for ADI’s Judging of Craft Spirits. If you have any questions not covered in this section please email the Judging Director Eric Zandona: eric@distilling.com

What are the dates for ADI’s 2020 Judging of Craft Spirits?

Last Day for Early Bird Registration:

December 29, 2019

Deadline to apply for COLA Waiver for International Spirits:

December 22, 2019


Deadline for Spirits Registration:

January 10, 2020


Deadline to Receive Spirits:

January 16, 2020

I’m not a member of ADI but why is your system is asking me to renew my membership?

Distilleries that are not full members of ADI are saved in our database under our “DSP Map Only” member type. This is a free member type that offers no benefits other than being listed in our directory and having your distillery added to our online map. If you want to enter the ADI Judging as a non-member you can renew your status as a “DSP Map Only” for free and then complete the judging registration.

How do I find my username & password?

Click here to find instructions on how to find your username and password for ADI Members.

I used the password reset tool but why haven’t I received an email?

If it has been more than an hour since you requested to reset your password and you have not received a follow up email, contact our Judging Director Eric Zandona: eric@distilling.com

Can I have an employee enter our spirits?

Yes, but they must login using the username and password for the master account of the company before starting the registration process.

The registration form isn’t working correctly. What do I do?

Some users have experienced difficulties with some of the drop down menus. Most often this problem can be resolved by clearing the cash in your current browser, opening a “guest” window in your browser, or  opening a browser you do not normally use. 

I click next on the registration and I get an message that I cannot continue. What do I do?

If you get a message that you cannot continue to the next portion of the registration, make sure that you have filled out every required field. Any question or field with a red * must be answered before continuing on.  

How should I package my spirits?

ADI & Preiss Imports highly recommends shipping bottles in foam, pulp, or corrugated bottle shippers, or using inflatable bottle bags. See Uline, Polar Tech, Spirited Shipper, and Inflatable Packaging for examples.

Boxes must not exceed 40lbs (18kg)

Box dimensions not to exceed 36”L x 24” W x 24”H (91.44cm x 60.96cm x 60.96cm)

All bottles must be packaged in such a way that they will absolutely not break.

All boxes must have the ADI Shipping Label

What is my DSP#?

Your Distilled Spirits Plant number is DSP followed by State abbreviation and a number i.e. DSP-ST-12345. Do not enter your permit number which is looks like ST-S-12345. For bitters and vermouth producers who do not have a DSP or for International distillers, you will enter 0000.

What is my Class/Type#?

These three digit numbers correspond to the class and type of spirit. It can be found through the TTBs Public COLA  Registry or in CT Box of your printed COLA. If you do not have a COLA you will enter 0000.

 What is my TTB ID#?

This is a unique 14-digit number for each approved COLA. It can be found through the TTBs Public COLA Registryor in Box 1 of your printed COLA. If you do not have a COLA you will enter 0000.

TTB Class-Type Number Printed COLA

Where do I download….?

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