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  1. Registration for ADI's 2018 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, March 26-29, 2018 in Portland OR. NOPTIONAL ADD-ONS During registration entrants can choose to purchase professional bottle image(s) of any of the spirits entered and entrants can submit one or more of their registered 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 5, 2018 Deadline for US Spirits Registration: January 19, 2018 Deadline for Receiving Entries: January 25, 2018 ENTRY FEES: Early Bird Registration Up through December 24, 2017 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 December 25, 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 DISCOUNT FOR AFFILIATE ASSOCIATIONS Members of the following Affiliate Associations: The Gin Guild Ontario Distillers Association Australian Distillers Association may enter their spirits at the ADI Member price even if they are not current members of ADI. For more information download the attachments or go to ADI's Judging Page TO ENTER YOUR SPIRITS, CLICK THE LINK TO REGISTER TODAY 2018 ADI Judging Shipping Label.pdf 2018 ADI Submission Guidelines.pdf cola_waiver_2018 ADI Judging_template.doc 2018 ADI Judging Fact Sheet.pdf
  2. Our attendees are eager to Call for Presentations at ADI's 2018 Craft Spirits Conference & Expo in Portland Oregon Come share your expertise at the largest distilling conference in the country. Our attendees are eager to learn from their peers and industry experts about all things distilling, from setting up their company to making important marketing decisions to dealing with exports and fulfillment. There is increasing interest for specialized presentations around technical decisions, expert topics and upcoming trends and research. You can submit several separate sessions if you would like. We reserve the right to combine presentations that deal with a similar subject in panel sessions. If you are not ready to present, but would like to suggest a session that would benefit our industry, you can email us at speakers@distilling.com. We also welcome your suggestion or submission of White Papers and case studies (to be potentially used online and at the conference). All submissions will be reviewed by an expert committee. Interested in submitting? Here are our tips: Create a presentation title that clearly describes your session. The shorter, the better. Identify your target audience and level of knowledge (basic/start-up, intermediate/confirmed, expert/master) Identify your track (marketing, administration, technical knowledge, general industry knowledge) Identify your presentation format (lecture, roundtable, hands-on, panel) Write an engaging presentation description in 150 words or less. Summarize course objectives, learning outcomes and specific skills attendees can expect to gain from your presentation. Providers (vendors) to the industry should bring a customer as their main presenter to share success and failure with their peers. We choose presentations based on the interest for our attendees. Indicate if you have a book and if you'd like to do a book signing. Deadline for submission is SEPTEMBER 15, 2017. Presenter Expectations Keep the number of presenters to 2 maximum, unless on a panel. All co-presenters must actively participate in the presentation. Keep the timing of the presentation to 45min or less, unless special request is made Presentations must reflect the description given at submission. To be considered, your session must be educational in nature. No sales pitch will be accepted. Presenters are responsible for securing and paying for travel and lodging. ADI will provide Speaker Passes as well a discounted guest pass for the Conference & Expo. Material should be original and will be shared with our attendees (for copyright reasons, you can submit an abridged version of your presentation to be offered to the attendees after the conference if you so chose). For multiple speakers, each speaker will be required to agree to the submission and rules. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Email speakers@distilling.com if you have an idea but need help with the format. What's next? Our Review Committee will review and advise by November 15, 2017. Email Speakers@distilling.com with questions. Submit your Proposal Today!
  3. Already read content resurfacing

    Just a quick question. Are the topic reappearing because people have been replying to the topic? Or, are there no new posts and it still reappears in the Unread Content?
  4. Already read content resurfacing

    I'll look into this.
  5. ADI Forum Moderation Policies are Hurting Members

    Just to let you know we have recently changed our terms of service for the forum which states that truthful reviews of vendors will be allowed on the forum going forward. However, posts that are vulgar, threatening harm, libel, etc. will be removed.
  6. Supplier reviews not welcome on ADIforums.com

    Please be aware that this policy created by the original forum administrator is no longer in effect. See new terms of service here
  7. To be eligible to place an item specific ad in the For Sale by Vendors section of the ADI Forum, vendors must already be a current print advertiser with ADI. If you are not already an ADI advertiser and want to post something on the For Sale by Vendor section, contact Matthew Jelen, ADI Sales and Marketing Director via email at matt@distilling.com. All posts must include specific items or services for sale as well as the specific price. It is also encouraged to include photographs of the specific item for sale. Images can be added to new topics in a couple different ways. Uploaded via the Gallery and then link in the ad. If the image is posted on another website, the url to the image can be linked to by clicking on the green image box in the second row of the editor. Thumbnails of the image(s) can be uploaded as attachments at the bottom of the page. All new topics in this section will be sent to a moderator before posting to ensure sponsorship level and that the topic includes prices for specific items. The For Sale section of ADI's Forum is offered for use to Individual Members and Vendors as a means to sell or buy items to and from one another. Buyers are encouraged to ask questions and verify compliance of any items with applicable laws and safety guidelines. We do not make any warranties about the reliability, completeness, security, safety, and accuracy of the products posted or the information listed. Any action you take upon the items for sale listed on our Forum are strictly at your own risk. We are not liable for any harm, whether in the law of contracts, the law of torts or otherwise, resulting from a. user content; b. user conduct, i.e., illegal conduct; c. any losses and damages in connection with the use of our website, including business losses, loss of income, reputation or goodwill, etc.
  8. The For Sale - Peer to Peer section of the forum operates as a Peer-to-Peer online classifieds. Users of the forum may post items for sale which include a specific price. Sellers are encouraged to include photographs of the item(s) for sale since ad with photos tend to sell more quickly. If the item sells please “report” the topic to the administrators so that it can be locked. Unreported topics older than 3 months will be assumed to have sold and locked by the administrators. Images can be added to new topics in a couple different ways. Uploaded via the Gallery and then link in the ad. If the image is posted on another website, the url to the image can be linked to by clicking on the green image box in the second row of the editor. Thumbnails of the image(s) can be uploaded as attachments at the bottom of the page. All new topics in this section will be sent to a moderator before posting to ensure that the listing is for a specific item for a specific price. The For Sale section of ADI's Forum offered for use to Individual Users and Vendors as a means to sell or buy items to and from one another. Buyers are encouraged to ask questions and verify compliance of any items with applicable laws and safety guidelines. We do not make any warranties about the reliability, completeness, security, safety, and accuracy of the products posted or the information listed. Any action you take upon the items for sale listed on our Forum are strictly at your own risk. We are not liable for any harm, whether in the law of contracts, the law of torts or otherwise, resulting from a. user content; b. user conduct, i.e., illegal conduct; c. any losses and damages in connection with the use of our website, including business losses, loss of income, reputation or goodwill, etc.
  9. ADI TERMS OF USE The American Distilling Institute (ADI), the providers (“we,” “us,” “our”) of the service provided by this Forum are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts (“Content”). Content submitted expresses the views of their author only. You may use the Forum for the sole purpose of sharing and exchanging ideas with other Members. You agree to not use the Forum to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam, or likely to offend, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws. ADI Members may post vendor reviews as long as they are actual patrons of that Vendor, and Vendors may respond to reviews. Both Members and Vendors should be aware that you are solely responsible for the legality of the content of the review. ADI as a publisher of third party content is not responsible for the content contained in the reviews or responses. We recommend that you keep reviews and commentary to civil opinions and truths, and that Vendors respond in a likewise manner. Members and Vendors may ask ADI to review a post, but please be aware that ADI is under no obligation to remove it. We reserve the right to remove content without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed will be undertaken at our own discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Forum at any time. You are expressly prohibited from compiling and using other Member’s personal information, including addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses or other contact information that may appear on the Forum, for the purpose of creating or compiling marketing and/or mailing lists and from sending other Members unsolicited marketing materials, whether by facsimile, email, or other technological means. You also are expressly prohibited from distributing Member’s personal information to third-party parties for marketing purposes. ADI shall deem the compiling of marketing and mailing lists using Members’ personal information, the sending of unsolicited marketing materials to Users, or the distribution of Members’ personal information to third parties for marketing purposes as a material breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use, and ADI reserves the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Forum and to suspend or revoke your membership in the consortium without refund of any membership dues paid. You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish or republish your Content in connection with the Forum. You retain copyright of the Content. Violations of the Terms of Use may result in suspension of service. Persistent violations of the terms of will result in permanent banning from the Forum. These Terms of Use may be changed at any time without notice. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use this Forum. If you wish to close your account, please contact us. If you have any comments of feedback please message for forum administrators.
  10. Here is an update to ADI's Survey of Distillery Tasting Room Laws. If you know of any changes in state laws or corrections please email me at eric@distilling.com Cheers. 2017 Survey of Distillery Tasting Room Laws.pdf
  11. 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
  12. Canada

    Here is the link to the Canadian section on the forum. http://adiforums.com/index.php?/forum/51-canada/
  13. Obsolete Glass Bottles for sale

    It might be helpful if you just attached a couple of jpgs in the thread.
  14. I hope you all get the idea?

    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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Where to get slides from ADI Conference?

    I'm looking into this. I'll let you know what I find.
  18. Canada

    I can make this happen.
  19. ADI Sponsored distillery tours in San Diego?

    Two different tour routes are being finalized for Monday and Thursday. Once all the details are confirmed ADI will make the route information available.
  20. 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!
  21. 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
  22. Changes to For Sale Section

    Due to recent user feedback, we will be making some changes to the For Sale section of the forum because it has been operating as an unregulated ad space. We are planning on splitting the for sale section into two: one a peer to peer section for sales that will operate like a online classified section where specific items are listed for sale for specific prices. The second section will list item for sale from vendors. Rather than have it be cluttered with generic advertisements the Vendor sales section will host listings for specific items or services for sale for specific prices. This also might include announcements or specific promotions or reduced pricing on specific items. If a listing hasn't been marked for removal after 3 months, we will remove the ad, assuming that it has either sold or that the item is no longer for sale. The idea here is to create some clarity about what items are still for sale when looking at this section of the forum.
  23. Changes to For Sale Section

    The old (3+ month) topics in the for sale section will be locked so they are visible.
  24. 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?
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