Judging – Benefits – Judges – FAQ – Award Winners
Founded by Henry and Nicole Preiss, Preiss Imports is a licensed California importer with over 30 years of experience. Preiss Imports receives all US and International spirits entered into ADI’s Judging of Craft Spirits. With their help international distilleries without COLAs can receive waivers so their spirits can be entered into the Judging.
Glencairn Crystal is a family run business that in the past three decades have become leaders in their industry. In 2006 they were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its Glencairn Whisky Glass. Glencairn has generously sponsored ADI’s Judging of Craft spirits by providing both glassware and our Best of Class crystal trophies. Our judges find the Glencairn’s copita nosing glass to be one of the best glasses available for evaluating a spirits nose, color and flavor.
Apholos is a leading company in the manufacture of accessories and metal labels for the textile, fashion wine and spirits industries. Apholos has generously sponsored the medals that are awarded to our Best of Category, Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal winners.
Liberation Distribution, or LibDib, is a three-tier compliant web-based platform designed to link retailers and on-premise accounts with small production, craft wine, beer and spirits that can’t be found anywhere else. LibDib provides an option for the growing number of Makers who are underserved by the realities of the three-tier system.
Q Mixers produces clean, and crisp carbonated beverages crafted to enhance the finest spirits. Their line includes bold flavor, with more carbonation and less sweetness, meant to complement the subtleties of great spirits and allow them to shine through. Q Mixers generously provided their Ginger Beer, Tonic Water, Indian Tonic Water, Elderflower Tonic Water, Ginger Ale, Club Soda, Kola and Sparkling Grapefruit for our judges and stewards to enjoy and refresh their palates at the end of ADI’s Judging.