2023 DISCUS Conference
Join us at the 2023 DISCUS Annual Conference for the DISCUS 50th Celebration: 50 Years Advancing Spirits in America.
DISCUS Academy provides education & training from distilled spirits business leaders to distilled spirits business leaders.
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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.
Illinois Ship My Spirits Campaign Gains Momentum, Reaches More Than 1,250 Letters to Legislators in Support of Spirits Direct-to-Consumer Shipping
In just the first week, the Illinois Ship My Spirits campaign, launched to support legislation permitting spirits direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping, has resulted in more than 1,250 letters of support to […]Read More
Massachusetts Cocktails To-Go Extension Signed Into Law
Consumer- and business-friendly measure extended for 1 year Today, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) applauded Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey for signing HB 58 which extends cocktails to-go for […]Read More
DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL EARNS 2023 ENERGY STAR® PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
WASHINGTON—The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR PARTNER OF THE YEAR award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy for […]Read More
Massachusetts Cocktails To-Go Extension Moves to Governor’s Desk
Measure would extend cocktails to-go for 1 year Yesterday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate gave final approval to a supplemental budget bill ( HB 58 ) which includes language that […]Read More
Spirited Advocate Podcast) Episode 55: Reviving American Craft Distilling
On this episode of The Spirited Advocate Podcast, our host Chris Swonger is joined by Master Distiller, Bruce Joseph. Bruce is an industry veteran who has been instrumental in putting […]Read More
Bill to Make Cocktails To-Go Permanent Passes Vermont House, Moves to Senate for Consideration
Current measure expires on July 1, Distilled Spirits Council urges making measure permanent to support hospitality industry Yesterday, the Vermont House of Representatives passed HB 470 which would make cocktails-to-go permanent. The […]Read More