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Press Releases

December 01, 2022

Distilled Spirits Council Code Review Board Issues Guidance for Suppliers and Retailers of New Crossover Alcohol Products Features Recommended Practices for Responsible Advertising, Marketing & Merchandizing WASHINGTON — The Distilled Spirits […]

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November 21, 2022

Supreme Court Agrees to Takes Case in Jack Daniel’s Trademark Dispute Spirits, Beer and Wine Associations Filed Amicus Brief In Support of Jack Daniel’s WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed […]

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November 15, 2022

ALCOHOL INDUSTRY UNITES TO LAUNCH “WE DON’T SERVE TEENS” CAMPAIGN Spirits manufacturers, distributors and retailers join forces with community organizations to curb teen access to alcohol WASHINGTON – More than […]

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November 11, 2022

Michigan Senate Passes Bill to Permanently Allow Cocktails To-Go LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Senate yesterday passed SB1163, a bill that would permanently allow the sale of cocktails to-go from […]

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October 31, 2022

Distilled Spirits Council Outlines Key Foreign Trade Barriers Impacting the U.S. Spirits Sector in Report to USTR  –Permanent Removal of Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Spirits Products Top Priority– WASHINGTON – The […]

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October 27, 2022

Applications Open For Next Sessions Including New Women’s Leadership Program WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced the graduating classes of DISCUS Academy’s […]

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October 19, 2022

The Luxury Brand Index (LBI), a tool created by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) to analyze sales of spirits brands at the top end of the […]

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Insights and Podcasts

Spirited Advocate Podcast: Episode 9) A Toast to Diageo’s Deirdre Mahlan

In one of her last interviews as president of Diageo North America, Deirdre Mahlan reflects on how the spirits industry has changed over the years and looks forward to all the great things to come. From trends in the marketplace to Deirdre's accomplishments and their favorite drinks, host Chris Swonger covers it all while toasting to a new chapter after Deirdre's retirement. (Note: Deirdre Mahlan officially retired on June 30, 2020.)

Spirited Advocate Podcast Episode 8) Bourbonism: Congressman John Yarmuth

Congressman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) – co-chair of the Congressional Bourbon Caucus – joins host Chris Swonger to talk all things bourbon, including its mystique and what "Bourbonism" means. The two also touch on the negative impacts of tariffs, the need for economic relief for craft distillers and current events.

Spirited Advocate Podcast: Episode 7) Jim Canepa: Turning Ohio’s Liquor Division Around

Host Chris Swonger is joined by Jim Canepa, superintendent of the Ohio Division of Liquor Control, to discuss how he took the state’s distilled spirits operations from “dumpster fire” to one of the best control states in the nation. David Wojnar, DISCUS vice president of state government relations, also joins to dig into the long – sometimes complicated – relationship with Ohio’s Liquor Control.

Moderation & Responsibility at Home

For those adults who choose to drink, they should do so in moderation and responsibly at all times – even when at home or over virtual experiences. Here are some tips to keep in mind while spending more time at home.