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  1. Early Bird Registration for ADI's 2017 Judging of Craft Spirits Ends January 1st DEADLINES Deadline for International Spirits Registration: January 13, 2017 Deadline for US Spirits Registration: January 27, 2017 Deadline for Receiving Entries: February 2, 2017 ENTRY FEES: Early Bird RegistrationUp through December 31, 2016 ADI Members$200 per spirit for US entries$250 per spirit for international entriesBulk discount for members who enter more than 10 spirits Non-Members$300 per spirit for US entries$350 per spirit for international entries Standard RegistrationAfter January 1, 2017 ADI Members$250 per spirit for US entries$300 per spirit for international entriesBulk discount for members who enter more than 10 spirits Non-Members$350 per spirit for US entries$400 per spirit for international entries For more information go to ADI's Judging Page Click Here to Enter
  2. Here is the link to the Canadian section on the forum. http://adiforums.com/index.php?/forum/51-canada/
  3. It might be helpful if you just attached a couple of jpgs in the thread.
  4. It would be great if home distillation became legal for personal consumption I suspect it would do a lot of good to take the existing practice out of the shadows and allow people to learn best practices earlier. However, like Dave I'm not holding my breath.
  5. Hello, If you would like to have your distillery added to ADI's Map of Craft Distilleries or your distillery information needs to be updated, please use this online form to submit your information. http://goo.gl/forms/lBKFR7xAIvSamNFg2 You can find the map onine here http://distilling.com/resources/maps-of-craft-distilleries/map-of-us-craft-distilleries/ If you are an international distiller, you can use the form too. Canadian distilleries are listed on our current map and I am in the process of building maps for Australia and Europe.
  6. Registration for ADI's 2017 Judging of Craft Spirits is Open Now! The purpose of this judging is to help promote the craft spirits industry and the people who are producing the finest quality artisan spirits, bitters, aperitif and fortified wines and to give participants valuable, unbiased, third-party feedback on the quality and process of their spirits. WHO CAN ENTER? ADI accepts entries in all classes and categories of craft spirits from US and International distillers, blenders, bitters makers, and producers of aperitif & fortified wines who are: Independently Owned: Less than 25% of the producer is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by alcoholic beverage industry members who are not themselves a craft distiller, blender, bitters maker, or producer of aperitif & fortified wines. Small-Scale: Producer has maximum annual sales of 100,000 proof gallons (about 473,000 liters/52,500 9-liter cases). 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 tasting notes with comments from the spirits 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, April 3-6, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. NEW FOR 2017 Entrants can choose to submit one or more spirits for testing and receive a certificate of chemical analysis which is valid for all major retailers, most countries import/export and tender purposes. A $700 value offered to judging entrants for $150 per spirit. For more details check out our submission guidelines. Download and example certificate here to get an idea of what information is included. DEADLINES Deadline for International Spirits Registration: January 13, 2017 Deadline for US Spirits Registration: January 27, 2017 Deadline for Receiving Entries: February 2, 2017 ENTRY FEES: Early Bird Registration Up through December 31, 2016 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 After January 1, 2017 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 For more information download the attachments or go to ADI's Judging Page ADI 2017 Judging Fact Sheet.pdf ADI 2017 Submission Guidelines.pdf Example Certificate of Chemical Analysis.pdf cola_waiver_2017Judging_template.doc Registration Check List.pdf
  7. I'm looking into this. I'll let you know what I find.
  8. I can make this happen.
  9. Hi Eric.

    I have a short video on my phone that I would like to post on the forum. It is way too big, how do I shrink it enough?

    Are you going to TOTC New Orleans? If YES ,maybe you could show me then.

     

    Peter

  10. Two different tour routes are being finalized for Monday and Thursday. Once all the details are confirmed ADI will make the route information available.
  11. 10th Annual Judging of Craft Spirits Registered now for the American Distilling Institute’s 10th Annual Judging of Craft Spirits. Spirits of all classes and categories will be evaluated in the largest and oldest judging devoted specifically to craft spirits. For the first time ever, the ADI judging is going international, accepting entries from craft distillers from around the world. Deadline for International Spirits Registration: Friday January 22, 2016 Deadline for US Spirits Registration: Friday, February 5, 2016 Deadline for spirits to arrive: Thursday, February 11, 2016 Judging Dates: February 22-24, 2016 Entry Fees: 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 All spirits submitted will be tasted blind by expert judges and receive written tasting notes. Award winning Spirits will be announced at the ADI's Annual Conference and Vendor Expo, April 4- 8, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Gold, Double Gold and Best of Class winners will be featured at a Gold-Medal Tasting during the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. For more information and to start your registration go to www.distilling.com/events/judging Good luck!
  12. The old (3+ month) topics in the for sale section will be locked so they are visible.
  13. Thank you for the note on this.
  14. I am not a lawyer but almost every reference to 12-47-301 in the Colorado Liquor code refers to "sampling of malt, vinous, or spiritous liquors that may occur on the premises of a retail liquor store licensee or liquor-licensed drugstore licensee by adult patrons of the licensee pursuant to the provisions of section 12-47-301 (10)." 12-47-103 (37.5) Stephen Gould suggested that because 12-47-407 (6)(a)-(6)(d) does not reference or refer to 12-47-301 the restrictions for tastings conducted by retail liquor store licensee or liquor-licensed drugstore licensee do not apply. If this is not true then it would also mean that Colorado distillers who offer tastings would have to destroy any liquor leftover from a tasting and buy their own bottles from a wholesaler to use in their tasting room. Do you know of anyone at the Colorado Department of Revenue-Liquor Enforcement Division that could give an official statement on the correct reading of these statutes?
  15. Since the beginning of the year I have been collecting information on the different state laws that govern distillery tasting room laws around the country. I completed the survey and the results have been published in the Fall 2015 issue of Distiller Magazine. Since this is a very important topic I wanted to post the information from the survey here. If there are any errors in the survey please email me eric@distilling.com to let me know. ADI 2015 Survey of State Tasting Room Laws for Craft Distilleries.pdf