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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

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