The distilled spirits sector has
1.4 million jobs, generating
$150 billion in economic activity.

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Distilled spirits, especially whiskey, is an important economic and social function in the fabric of American heritage. Our nation’s founding father, George Washington, was one of the biggest whiskey distillers in the Colonial era. 

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The distilled spirits sector achieved record sales and volumes in addition to continued market share gains in 2017. Supplier sales were up 4 percent, rising $1 billion to a record total of $26.2 billion.

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Over the past decade (2007-2017), corn used in U.S. spirits production increased 860% while rye used in U.S. spirits production increased 147%

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The Distilled Spirits Council’s Code of Responsible Practices for Beverage Alcohol Advertising and Marketing  embodies the commitment to responsibility that is the touchstone of our member company advertising practices

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Get to know American whiskey

September is National Bourbon Month! In 1964, Congress recognized American Bourbon as “a distinctive product of the U.S.A.” Since then, the category has soared in the premium market and over the last five years High End Premium, and Super-Premium brands drove growth.

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Industry Veteran Chris Swonger Named CEO of Distilled Spirits Council and Responsibility.Org

The Boards of Directors of the Distilled Spirits Council and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.Org) have named Chris R. Swonger, a long-time government affairs executive and industry veteran, the president and CEO of both organizations.

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Recent News

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December 05, 2018

Distilled Spirits Council: Modernization Continues 85 Years After Prohibition Repeal

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December 05, 2018

Seasoned PR Pro Maggie Quinn Joins Distilled Spirits Council as NY-based Public Relations Director

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