Ohio Spirits Certified 'Craft' By ADI

Published: 08/06/2013

HAYWARD, Calif. — Five Ohio distilleries are among the first crop of distillers nationwide to have select products certified as “craft” spirits by the American Distilling Institute.

In response to the rapid growth of hand-made, small-batch spirits produced by independently owned distilleries — and the equally rapid rise of what it calls “pseudo-craft brands” produced by large distillers — ADI has applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Officer for certification marks for Certified Craft Distilled Spirits and Certified Craft Blended Spirits.