For those adults who choose to drink, they should do so in moderation and responsibly at all times – even when spending more time at home. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
The Spirited Advocate Podcast brings together leaders in the distilled spirits industry to discuss pressing issues of the day. Host Chris Swonger and his guests explore it all while enjoying their favorite cocktail or distilled spirit.
The DISCUS Code covers both the responsible placement and content of beverage alcohol advertising and marketing materials, as well as provides detailed digital and media buying guidelines.
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Insights and Podcasts
Spirited Advocate Podcast) Episode 32: Eddie Russel’s 40th Anniversary with Wild Turkey
With 40 years of experience under his belt, Eddie Russell knows a thing or two about bourbon, but is still jokingly referred to as the “new guy.” As the son of legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, and the third generation Russell to work at the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Russell has an unmatched pedigree in American Whiskey. On this week's episode, Chris and Eddie discuss the evolution of Wild Turkey, his partnership with Matthew McConaughey on Long Branch Bourbon, and what we can expect to see from future generations at Wild Turkey. Don't miss Eddie Russell on the Spirited Advocate Podcast.
Spirited Advocate Podcast) Episode 31: Gregg Mineo of NABCA
What is a "control state" and how do the laws relating to distilled spirits in these states differ from other states? New National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, Chairman Gregg Mineo shares his insights and how important it is to promote public health and responsibility in this space. With more than 40 years in the industry, Gregg knows a thing or two about distilled spirits. From his time at Seagrams to how we navigate the new normal, he covers it all on this week's Spirited Advocate Podcast. Gregg also serves as director of the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations.
Spirited Advocate Podcast) Episode 30: National Restaurant Association’s Sean Kennedy
This week, we welcome guest host Christine LoCascio, chief of public policy for DISCUS and special guest Sean Kennedy, executive vice president of public affairs for the National Restaurant Association. Sean talks about the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the restaurant industry and how the National Restaurant Association is helping to combat those unforeseen challenges. Christine and Sean also discuss the advantageous partnership between DISCUS and the National Restaurant Association on issues like cocktails to-go and fighting against tariffs. Listen now!
Spirited Advocate Podcast) Episode 29: Sustainability with Marble Distilling
Dynamic duo Connie Baker and Carey Shanks co-founded Marble Distilling Co. with the motto of "Drink Sustainably." Now, the happily married couple is sharing how they live out that motto by reducing their carbon footprint, sourcing locally and creating the same great products without a great big impact on the environment. From the economic benefits of environmentally friendly policies, to getting involved in public policy debates and building an experience for consumers, Connie and Carey bring a lot of fun to these topics and more.