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President George Washington owned one of the largest whiskey distilleries of his time. The entrepreneurial spirit and rich heritage of distilling in the United States lives on in America with economic and cultural impacts and modern innovation.
Spirited Advocate Podcast
The Spirited Advocate Podcast brings together leaders in the distilled spirits industry to discuss pressing issues of day. Host Chris Swonger and his guests explore it all while enjoying their favorite cocktail or distilled spirit.
State Data Map
This interactive map will provide you with state-specific data relating to distilled spirits in the United States.
Data outlining the impact of the distilled spirits industry such as jobs supported, state GDP and state export data.
At the DISCUS Foundation, education and scholarships are mission-critical. Your donation can be used to fund scholarships and help aspiring distillers and other future industry leaders deepen their knowledge, expand their skill sets, and ensure the ongoing growth of our sector.
For those adults who choose to drink, they should do so in moderation and responsibly at all times – even when spending more time at home. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Understanding drink equivalence and knowing the definition of a standard drink is an important aspect of moderate and responsible alcohol consumption.
Our industry continues to grow and develop to meet consumer and environmental needs.
Fire Protection Manual
In 2020, we updated our “Recommended Fire Protection Practices for Distilled Spirits Beverage Facilities,” marking the first major revision to this manual in 15 years. The reference guide was developed by our Safety & Risk Management Committee made up of industry experts from our member companies charged with evaluating new fire protection technologies, as well as developing and sharing technical data, procedures and best practices.