Had an excellent time attending and speaking at ADI's 2016 Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo this year in San Diego. Coming from the aerospace industry, I can positively say that the last 10 conferences I've been to (at a minimum) pale in comparison when it comes to booth gifts. A typical conference for me is good for a few USB memory sticks, or pens, or samples of solder. This year's ADI conference, however, yielded three flasks, two sets of small bottle tasters, a handful of leather coasters, and some charred oak sticks for my homebrew. Will. Be. Back.
As promised, a PDF of the presentation can be downloaded at the link here: Effects of Agitation on Spirits Maturation - ADI 2016