AMERICAN DISTILLING INSTITUTE Q U A R T E R L Y R E P O R T WRITTEN BY ANDREW FAULKNER
2017 ADI JUDGING OF CRAFT SPIRITS
GIN SUMMIT The American Distilling Institute (ADI) plans to hold a Gin Summit on April 1-2, 2017 in Washington DC. The Summit will cover the topics of gin terroir, water’s effect on flavor profile, American regional junipers, “When is a gin not a gin?,” contemporary versus classic, and the one-shot method versus concentrates. In addition to the many U.S. distillers that will be in attendance, The Gin Guild from the UK will make a stand on this continent, soliciting members for a worldwide brotherhood of gin distillers. The summit will occur the weekend before, and just down the road from, the April 3-6 ADI Conference in Baltimore, the largest gathering of licensed distillers in the U.S. ADI’s 2016 attendance topped out at 1,500 people, and approximately 2,000 are expected for 2017. For complete information about the 50 breakout sessions, dozens of workshops, vendor expo, slow distillation movement, public and trade tastings, luncheons, guild meetings, awards ceremony, learning, networking and fun, please go to www.distilling. com. Registration is now open.
Registration is also open for the 2017 ADI Judging of Craft Spirits, the largest and oldest judging dedicated to craft spirits. ADI expects 950 spirits to be entered from craft distilleries around the world. New for 2017, entrants can choose an optional add-on for chemical analysis and receive a certificate that is valid for all major retailers, most countries’ import/export, and tender purposes: a $700 value offered for $150 per spirit. The deadline for international spirits registration is January 13, 2017, and the U.S. distillery deadline is January 27. Deadline for receiving the spirits will be February 2, 2017. For submission guidelines, shipping details and more information, please go to www.distilling.com.
Andrew Faulkner is vice president of American Distilling Institute. Visit www.distilling.com for more information.
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