Forging a modern distilled spirits marketplace.
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Historic tax reductions for spirits producers will expire at year’s end.  Find out more and about how you can help ensure the tax break is made permanent.

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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 2018. Supplier sales were up more than 5.1 percent, rising $1.3 billion to a total of $27.5 billion.

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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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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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Get to know American whiskey

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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December 13, 2019

Distilled Spirits Council Welcomes Introduction of USMCA Implementing Bill

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December 12, 2019

USDA Awards Distilled Spirits Council of the United States $511,386 to Promote American Spirits Exports

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