fotoski Posted March 11, 2014 Share Posted March 11, 2014 Here is the schedule for the ADI's upcoming conference in Seattle, March 31 - April 2. Enjoy! Saturday, March 298 am – 5 pm • 3-Day Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop at Heritage Distilling begins Sunday, March 307:45 am • Assemble in Lobby for Bus to BroVo Spirits, Amaro Workshop, return bus, leaves 4 pm 8 am - 5 pm • 3-Day Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop at Heritage Distilling — day two 6-9 pm • Sign-in, Sheraton Downtown Seattle Hotel, 2nd floor Monday March 317:30 – 9 am Sign-in for workshops, Sheraton Hotel, lobby. 8 am Buses leave for one-day workshops • Hands-on Malt Whiskey Workshop: Matt Hoffman at Westland Distilling • Hands-on Gin Distilling Workshop at Captive Spirits: David T Smith and Ben Capdevielle, at Captive Spirits • Hands-on Vodka Distilling Workshop: Graham Hamblett and Mike Sherlock, at Fremont Mischief Distillery • Hands-on Rum Distilling Workshop: Eric Watson instructor at 3Howls Distillery • Whiskey and Rum Blending Workshop: Nancy Fraley instructor at the Seattle Sheraton • Working with Grape Varietals for Brandy: Hubert Germain-Robin instructor at the Seattle Sheraton 10 am – 5 pm Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour Seattle Distilleries 4 pm Bus leaves Heritage Distilling workshop for Seattle Sheraton 6 pm – 9 pm Seattle Craft Cocktail Circuit: Specials at the following bars – Liberty Bar, Elliot’s Oddfellows, Toulouse, Local 360, BlackBottle, Tini Bigs, Clever Bottle, Back Door at Roxy’s, Babar, Snoqualmie Casino, Monsoon East, Taste at SAM, Aragona, Eureka Burger, Hazelwood, The Hideout, Pintxo, The Upstairs, The Gerald, Balmar and more. Tuesday, April 17:30 am Sign-in desk open, The Conference Center, Lobby 8 – 9 am Breakfast 8:30 am General Assembly Begins• ADI VP Andrew Faulkner Welcomes Attendees • ADI President Bill Owens 9 – 9:50 am •Keynote Speaker Orlin Sorenson of Woodinville Whiskey • Tax Parity for Craft Producers: Mark Shilling of Revolution Spirits 10 am – 4 pm Vendor Booths Open10 am – 12 pm • Mark Shilling at ADI booth to talk individually about Tax Parity Break-out Sessions10 am • What is a Farm Distillery? Panel Discussion (90 minutes): Moderated by Ralph Erenzo, Tuthilltown Spirits, Joe and Missy Duer of Indian Creek Distillery, Brady Konya of Middle West Spirits or David O’Neal of Sidetrack Distillery, Tad Seestedt, Ransom Spirits • Code Considerations for Design and Construction of a DSP (2-hours): Scott Moore of Dalkita Architecture and Brad Emerick of Denver Fire Department • The Art of Distillation: Dr. Kris Berglund, Michigan State University • Taking on Investors Without Losing Control: Zac Triemert of Borgata Beer and Spirits, Robert Cassell of Millstone Spirits Group 11 am • Nosing for Faults (90 minutes paid): Nancy Fraley of Nosing Services and Julia Nourney Spirits Consultant • The Past and Future of Barrels – Why you can’t find them today: Wayne Curtis, journalist • The Ins and Outs of COLA: Janet Scalese, TTB Director of Advertising, Labeling and Formula • Keep it Clean, Distillery Sanitation: Eric Watson, AlBevCon 12 – 2 pm Lunch 12 pm • So You Want to Start a Distillery? panel discussion (60 minutes): John Jeffries of Death’s Spirits, Evan Parker of Turkey Shore Distilleries and Robert Cassell of Millstone Spirits • Creating a Distillery Guest Experiences to Strengthen Your Brand: Mark Ward, Westland Distilling 1 pm • Women in Distilling, panel discussion (90 minutes): Moderated by Virginia Miller, with Mhairi Voelsgen of BroVo Spirits, Patti Bishop of Fremont Mischief and Suzy Pingree of San Juan Island Distillery • Navigating distribution in the 50 States: Henry Preiss of HPSepicrurian • Fruit Infusion 101: Erin Gipe of NW Naturals • Designing Your Cashflow for Success and Growth: Kevin O’Brien, Irvine CPA 2 pm • Maximizing Your Gift Shop (90 minutes): Maya Berthoud, Breckenridge Distillery, Kent Rabish, Grand Traverse Distillery, Jim Blansit, Copper Run Distillery • The History of Craft Distilling: Colin Spoelman of Kings County Distilling • Surviving a TTB Audit: Justin Stiefel, Heritage Distilling 3 pm • Working with Exotic Grain Bills: Darek Bell and Matt Strickland, Corsair Artisan Distilling • Who Are the Craft-Friendly Distributors?: John Henry of El Buho Mezcal • The Making of Ole Smoky: Joe Baker, Justin King and John Cochran of Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery • Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety: Mark Hlebichuk of The Montana Distillery 4 pm • A Distiller’s Overview of Bittering Techniques in Amaro and Bitters (90 minutes, paid lecture/tasting): Stephen Gould of Golden Moon Distillery • Creating Brands That Inspire Devotion: Cynthia Sterling of Sterling Creativeworks • Taking on Investors Without Losing Control: Zac Triemart of Borgata Beer and Spirits, and Robert Cassell of Millstone Spirits • Malting with Different Varieties of Grains to Expand Your Flavor Profile : Wayne Carpenter of Skagit Valley Malting • Building a Distillery for $100,000: Casey Miles of California Spirits Company 5 pm • Old Tom Gin Tasting: David T. Smith, Summer Fruit Cup • Whiskey Tasting - Corsair Artisan Spirits 5:30 pm • Showcase of Washington Craft Spirits — tasting7:30 pm • ADI Awards Gala Dinner and Auction Wednesday, April 28 am Sign-in desk open 8 – 9 am Breakfast 9 am Vendor Booths OpenBreak-out Sessions• Brewery to Distillery (90 minutes), Panel Discussion: Dick Cantwell of Elysian Brewery, Darek Bell of Corsair Artisan, Brett VanderKamp of New Holland Artisan Spirits and Jason Parker of Copperworks Distilling • Sourcing Aged Whiskey: Richard Wolf, Wolf Consulting • Working with the TTB – a Blueprint for a Contructive Relationship: Robert Lehrman, of Lehrman Beverage Law 10 am • Nosing for Faults (2-hours paid): Nancy Fraley and Julia Nourney • The Right Still for the Right Job: Michael Delevante, of Campari (retired Appleton Estates) • Becoming USDA Certified Organic: Keith Barnes of Bainbridge Island Distillery • What do successful Big Brands Have in Common?: Scott Shiller of Thoroughbred Brands 11 am • What is Craft? an update of the ADI Certified Craft Spirits Program: panel discussion (90 minutes): Moderated by Andrew Faulkner with Darek Bell of Corsair Artisan, Guy Rehorst of Great Lakes Distilling, Steven Stone of Sound Spirits, Jim Blansit of Copper Run Distillery and Ryan Hembree of Skip Rock Distillers. • Competing with the Big Boys: Martin Pazzani of United Craft Distillers, Inc. • Writing Your Business Plan: Justin Stiefel of Heritage Distilling Co. • Proofing and Gauging Spirits Properly: Jordan Via of Breckenridge Distillery 12 - 2 pm Lunch 12 pm • My Great-grandfather Was the Distiller to the Confederate Army: Paul Caldwell, Confederate Stills of Alabama • Does Your Package Design Fit Your Brand? Tari Gordon of Elite Label and David Cole of David Cole Creative 1 pm • Standing Out on the Shelf: Coordinating Package Design, from the bottle maker to the label printer: panel discussion (90 minute): Erica Harrop, Global Package, David Worrell, of Bochanis Rogan Zoom, Brent Bamberger of Monvera • The Money-Go-Round, tracking the price of a bottle from FOB to the retail shelf: Kurt Charles of Pavilion Brands • How to Get onto My Back Bar, Andrew Friedman, Liberty Bar 2 pm • Micro-oxigenation – a short cut to maturation: Max Buiani, Enartis Vinquiry • Driving Revenue Through Brand Extensions: David Dafoe of Flavorman 3 pm • Botanical Infusion Techniques for Gins (90 minute, Lecture/Tasting): Clay Smith, Corsair Distillery • Monthly Compliance Paperwork: Jim McCoy, Jim McCoy Consultants • Expanding Your Distillery, Panel Discussion (90 minutes): Orlin Sorenson of Woodinville Whiskey, Brady Konya of Middle West Distillery, and Jordan Via of Breckenridge Distillery 4 pm • Controlling Malolactic Fermentation for Brandy: Erica Stancliff of Enartis Vinquiry • Financing Aging Spirits in Barrels – a new source of capital for craft distillers: John Fisher of Fisher and Company 5 pm • Back to Bases, Gin Tasting: David T. Smith, Summer Fruit Cup Thursday, April 38 am Buses leave to Woodinville for day 2 of the Amaro Workshop and to Gig Harbor for three-day whiskey distilling workshop 10 am – 4 pm One-day Hands-on Distilling workshops • Hands-on Malt Whiskey Workshop at Westland Distilling: Matt Hoffman, Westland Distilling • Hands-on Gin Distilling Workshop at Captive Spirits: David T Smith and Ben Capdevielle, Captive Spirits • Hands-on Vodka Distilling Workshop: Graham Hamblett and Mike Sherlock, Fremont Mischief Distillery • Hands-on Rum Distilling Workshop at 3 Howls: Eric Watson instructor • Mashing-in for Whiskey at Elysian Brewery: Jason Parker of Copperworks Distilling • Whiskey and Rum Blending Workshop: Nancy Fraley instructor at the Seattle Sheraton • Working with Grape Varietals for Brandy: Hubert Germain-Robin instructor at the Seattle Sheraton Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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