Craft Distilling Groups Deny Animosity Rumors

Most of you are pretty well acquainted with the American Distilling Institute (ADI). It's been around for a decade and has over 500 members. But then in April, the American Craft Distilling Association (ACDA), made its debut, claiming to be an organization "of, by and for licensed craft distillers," and it's pretty much composed of the leading members of ADI (including some of the non-distiller staff.) Sources close to the matter have reported to WSD there is tension between the two groups, and more than one reader has expressed confusion about the relationship between the two. In order to clarify, WSD spoke with representatives from both groups and below is their attempt to clarify their respective positions and purposes.

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