The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) launched its Craft Membership program in 2010 for the growing number of small distilled spirits producers who are interested in making their voice heard on public policy issues affecting the sector at every level of government.

DISCUS is proud to represent a growing membership, in nearly 32 states, who distill a wide variety of products from vodka, gin and rum to aged whiskeys, brandies, cognac and other liqueurs. Craft distillers across the United States provide important contributions to their local economies, tourism, and job market.

Our Craft Membership is led by an Advisory Council chaired by Ted Huber, Huber’s Starlight Distillery.  As a leadership body, the Advisory Council’s role is to coordinate communications with DISCUS’ standing committees and policy teams – as well as engage and activate small producers in their respective regions on issues of critical importance to the craft spirits sector.