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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

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.

Spirited Advocate Podcast: Episode 2) Part Two: (American) Whiskey, Tariffs and COVID-19

DISCUS President and CEO Chris Swonger shares a drink with Amir Peay, owner of James E. Pepper distillery in Lexington, Kentucky. Peay sheds light on how tariffs are affecting U.S. businesses like his, while delving into the history that allowed him to revive the James E. Pepper brand.

Spirited Advocate Podcast: Episode 1) Part One: (Irish) Whiskey, Tariffs and COVID-19

In the first-ever Spirted Advocate Podcast episode, DISCUS President and CEO Chris Swonger shares a drink with William Lavelle, head of the Irish Whiskey Association. From tariffs to current concerns surrounding COVID-19, William brings an international perspective to topical issues facing the distilled spirits industry – and Irish Whiskey in particular.