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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) Episode 48: Ian Smith, Chair of the Keepers of the Quaich

Ian Smith, Keepers of the Quaich Chair,  joins Chris Swonger on this episode of The Spirited Advocate Podcast to speak about the rich tradition of producing scotch whisky and the importance of celebrating those within the industry. Plus, hear about Chris’ induction into the Keepers of the Quaich, as well as interviews from his visits to several distilleries in the gorgeous Scottish countryside.

Spirited Advocate) Episode 47: Lora Hemy of Roe & Co Irish Whiskey

Lora Hemy, Head Distiller at Roe & Co in Dublin, joins this episode of The Spirited Advocate Podcast to discuss her unconventional path to distilling Irish whiskey with Distilled Spirits Council’s President & CEO, Chris Swonger. Plus, hear about the new Golden Age of Irish whiskey and how Roe & Co is blending history with innovation.

Spirited Advocate) Episode 46: Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley & Ian Somerhalder played brothers on the CW hit 'The Vampire Diaries' for nearly a decade. Now they're leveraging the powerful bond into a masterfully crafted spirit. Listen as they talk about their chemistry, distillation process, importance of sustainability, and the many places where they draw inspiration.

Spirited Advocate) 45. Kat Hantas and Sarika Singh of 21Seeds Tequila

From a kitchen creation to a spirits shelf staple in nearly all 50 states. Kat Hantas and Sarika Singh, two of three co-founders of 21Seeds Tequila found their sweet spot in an industry with considerable barriers to entry. Find out how on this week's episode. Listen now!