North Carolina Takes Historic Step to Allow Distillers to Sell Distilled Spirits Bottles on Sundays

Measure marks first bottled distilled spirit sale on Sunday in state since Prohibition    Beginning Oct. 3, adult consumers will be able to purchase distilled spirits on Sundays at distilleries across North Carolina under a historic new law signed by Governor Roy Cooper late last week.   The legislation, HB 890 , will provide much-needed revenue to […]

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California Legislature Passes Bill Extending Cocktails To-Go Until 2026

California Legislature Passes Bill Extending Cocktails To-Go Until 2026 Measure heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Legislature today passed SB 389 , a bill to extend cocktails to-go until December 31, 2026, which would increase consumer convenience and support hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19. The bill now heads Governor […]

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Distilled Spirits Council and Dragon Spirits Marketing Join Forces Through Spirits United Grassroots Platform

Growing platform increases ability to affect change for the spirits industry The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced that  Dragon Spirits Marketing , a top-of-the-line brand activation staffing and education platform, is joining  Spirits United as a partner member, growing the platform’s reach and influence on issues important to the spirits industry. “As brand representatives for many […]

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Celebrate One of America’s Greatest Traditions This Month: Bourbon

– As consumer interest in Bourbon soars in the U.S., tariffs continue to hamper overseas export growth – WASHINGTON – Across the country, Bourbon lovers will raise a dram this September in honor of “National Bourbon Heritage Month,” a month-long celebration of America’s native spirit. American whiskey has held an important economic, cultural and social […]

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CIE Joins Distilled Spirits Council as Newest Board Member

Washington, DC– The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), America’s leading voice and advocate for the distilled spirits industry, today announced Central Indiana Ethanol, LLC (CIE) as the 18th and newest member to join its Board of Directors. “As a globally-recognized, world-class distiller, CIE’s expertise in producing and supplying quality spirits to brands large […]

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Statement by Chris Swonger, President & CEO, Distilled Spirits Council and Responsibility.org, on Passage of the Senate Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Legislation Includes Critically Important Impaired Driving Prevention Measures “The members of the Senate are to be commended for their support of the important traffic safety measures aimed at impaired driving that were included in the legislation. “Impaired driving is 100 percent preventable and installing advanced prevention technology in new vehicles will bring our nation one […]

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Statement from Chris Swonger, President & CEO, DISCUS and Responsibility.org, on Introduction of Senate Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Legislation Prioritizes Critically Important Impaired Driving Prevention Washington, D.C. — The United States Senate has released its text for the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes innovative steps supported by the spirits industry to prevent all forms of impaired driving. We must have bold action to stop preventable impaired driving deaths, injuries and […]

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30 States Take Legislative Action to Allow Cocktails To-Go in Support of Devastated Hospitality Businesses

16 states and D.C. made cocktails to-go permanent, 14 others passed temporary measures Thirty states have taken legislative action to allow cocktails to-go either on a permanent or temporary basis providing a lifeline for hospitality businesses that continue to face repercussions from the harsh economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. During COVID-19, more than 35 […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Announces Energy Performance Indicator Benchmarking Tool with ENERGY STAR®

Tool will enable distilleries to secure nationally recognized certification for production facilities WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) is partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on an ENERGY STAR® program to develop energy-saving tools and resources for distilleries. One key initiative is an Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) benchmarking tool, […]

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Eight Companies Join DISCUS Partner Membership Program in Q2 2021

Partner Member Program Connects Spirits Supply Chain Businesses, Industry Partners With Spirits Companies WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced eight companies have joined the organization as Partner Members in the second quarter of 2021. This brings the total […]

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