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Since 2003, the American Distilling Institute (ADI) has worked hand-in-hand with craft distillers to build an industry driven by innovation, a commitment to excellence and a willingness to bet on the long shot. To continue supporting our goal, the ADI is proud to announce a new initiative that will help to shape the future of distillation knowledge.

The newly-formed independent 501(c)3 called Distilling Research Grant is dedicated to funding open source research that will tackle the important questions being asked by today’s craft distillers. ADI is proud to offer administrative support the DRG Advisory Committee.

The new grants will be funded by an online auction house, filled with donations from the world-class vendors who partner with ADI. The advisory board will independently review and award grants.

This is your opportunity to get some fantastic goods and services provided by our partners and support vital open-source research that will shape the future of the distilling knowledge.

The first annual online charity auction runs from September 17th – November 19.

The Distilling Research Grant (DRG) was founded in 2018 to advance and dissemenate knowledge of distilled beverage alcohol to benefit the entire industry.

The DRG is a 501c3 non-profit which will solicit donations of goods and services and annually run an auction to raise money for the grant. An Advisory committee will receive proposals from the distilling community and disperse funds for either (1) research of distilled beverage alcohol or (2) interns to distilleries. Upon completion of the research/internship, the receiver of the grant will publish their findings.