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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New Poll Finds Consumers Prefer Distilled Spirits Over Beer, Wine: Preference for Cocktails Among Most Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  A new Morning Consult survey, with a nationwide sample of more than 2,000 adults, finds that “a plurality of Americans prefer liquor drinks.” According to the poll, 39 percent of consumers prefer distilled spirits, either in a cocktail or straight, 32 percent prefer beer, 25 percent prefer wine. These findings reflect trends...

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Recent News

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September 06, 2018

Response to North-American Interfraternity Conference’s New Alcohol Policy By Distilled Spirits Council Interim CEO Clarkson Hine

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August 16, 2018

Distilled Spirits Council to Showcase American Spirits in Germany

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