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Press Releases

September 28, 2022

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission (ASMWC) submitted a joint comment yesterday to the Treasury Department’s Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in […]

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September 28, 2022

Distilled Spirits Council Director Members to Provide “Serving Facts” Information for Spirits Products as Part of White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health DISCUS Supports White House Conference with […]

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September 24, 2022

Late last night, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1013 , which includes spirits products in the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act otherwise known as the “bottle bill.” “While […]

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September 20, 2022

  Distilled Spirits Council and American Craft Spirits Association Co-Host Annual Public Policy Conference September 20-21 — More Than 110 Virtual Congressional Visits Planned — WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than […]

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September 14, 2022

 Report Finds Significant Market Growth in Spirits-Based Ready-to-Drink Category New Poll Data Identifies Consumer Preferences Driving the RTD Market WASHINGTON – A research report analyzing the rapid growth of spirits-based ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails […]

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September 07, 2022

“On behalf of DISCUS and our member companies, I want to welcome Francis to the spirits industry and congratulate him on his new appointment as President and CEO of the […]

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September 01, 2022

Measure heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk for signature Yesterday, the California Legislature passed SB 1013 , which includes spirits products in the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act otherwise […]

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Insights and Podcasts

Spirited Advocate Podcast: Episode 5) All About Scotch Whisky

What’s it like to represent one of Scotland’s most accessible and most dynamic industries? Host Chris Swonger speaks with Scotch Whisky Association CEO Karen Betts to find out. Other topics include Brexit, tariffs and the western U.S. coastline.

Spirited Advocate Podcast: Episode 4) Woody Harrelson, Martha Stewart and Barack Obama Walk Into a Bar

What do Woody Harrelson, Martha Stewart and Barack Obama all have in common? They’ve had a cocktail made for them by Derek Brown, owner of the Columbia Room which has won the award of Best American Cocktail Bar. Host Chris Swonger discusses what it’s like to make drinks for the famous as well as diving in to some of the more difficult challenges bars face with COVID-19.

Spirited Advocate Podcast: Episode 3) Spirits Perspective: Combating COVID-19

DISCUS President and CEO Chris Swonger discusses impacts of COVID-19 with Bob Dorfman, director of Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services. Specifically, Bob delves into the creative solutions his team has used to ensure business stay operational while protecting consumers and employees.

Hand Sanitizer: Keep Out of Reach of Children

We want to do our part to raise awareness with a public education campaign providing a reminder that hand sanitizers containing alcohol should be kept out of reach of children.