DISCUS is committed to providing the industry, and particularly its members, with unparalleled access to education, networking opportunities and advocacy efforts through its live events. DISCUS events spark the in-depth and thought-provoking conversations that will grow your business and drive the industry forward.

DISCUS Annual Conference

June 14-15, 2023

Chicago, IL

The DISCUS Annual conference is the premier industry event for America’s spirits industry leaders, decision makers and supply chain partners. Spirits executives and industry stakeholders will share their ideas to drive innovation and decide the future of our sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest on mission-critical policies, connect with spirits business executives at networking events, learn from industry thought leaders and walk away with tangible insights to boost your business.

WSET Level 1 Registration Deadline

WSET Spirits Level 1 Course Dates: June 26, 2023 - July 23, 2023 Virtual Exam: August 9, 2023, 4 PM ET About WSET Level 1 Spirits: This foundational course is […]

WSET Level 2 Registration Deadline

WSET Spirits Level 2 Course Dates: July 10, 2023 - August 13, 2023 Virtual Exam: August 30, 2023, 4 PM ET About WSET Level 2 Spirits: For individuals wishing to […]

Public Policy Conference

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) brought together more than 200 distillers from 41 states to participate in more than 120 scheduled virtual congressional visits with their home state legislators to discuss the economic impact of the industry and other policy issues. Senior officials from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) addressed participants. This year’s conference closed with a virtual toast honoring World Central Kitchen with the first-ever Humanitarian Spirit Award and raising a glass with Shannon Mustipher, winner of Tales of the Cocktail Pioneer Award. Thank you to all who joined us for a memorable two days of advocacy!