Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Congratulates First Classes of Graduates from the DISCUS Academy Leadership Certificate Programs

Programs provide leadership education and training to sector’s workforce The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced the inaugural graduating of DISCUS Academy’s two leadership programs, the Executive Leadership Program and the Developing Leadership Program. “We are excited to congratulate the first-ever graduates from both our Executive Leadership Program and our Developing […]

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Statement by the Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition on the agreement between the U.S. and EU to End the Retaliatory Tariffs on American Whiskeys as part of the Steel and Aluminum Dispute Settlement

 Statement by the Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition on the agreement between the U.S. and EU to End the Retaliatory Tariffs on American Whiskeys as part of the Steel and Aluminum Dispute Settlement Today’s successful negotiations, which brings us one step closer to an end to the retaliatory tariffs on American Whiskeys, is cause for celebration. We commend […]

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Statement by Distilled Spirits Council President & CEO Chris Swonger on the EU-U.S. announcement to remove retaliatory tariffs on American Whiskeys as part of the steel-aluminum dispute agreement

Statement by Distilled Spirits Council President & CEO Chris Swonger on the EU-U.S. announcement to remove retaliatory tariffs on American Whiskeys as part of the steel-aluminum dispute agreement “After three very difficult years of sagging American Whiskey exports, the EU and U.S. are back to a zero-for-zero tariff agreement on distilled spirits, which has been instrumental to our […]

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74 U.S. & EU Organizations Urge U.S. & EU to Reach Agreement to Remove Retaliatory Tariffs on Products Unrelated to Transatlantic Trade Dispute

Press Statement 74 U.S. and EU Organizations Urge U.S. and EU to Reach Agreement to Remove Retaliatory Tariffs on Products Unrelated to Transatlantic Trade Dispute “The clock is ticking, time to end tariffs once and for all” Ahead of the G20 Heads of State and Government Summit to be held in Rome this weekend, 74 […]

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Distilled Spirits Council to Host Supply Chain Challenges Webinar on Nov. 4

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) will host a webinar on the topic of supply chain challenges impacting the distilled spirits industry in the U.S. on Thursday, November 4, at 1 p.m. (Eastern). Supply chain disruptions are causing significant complications across all segments of the global economy. Our panel of industry experts […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Outlines Key Foreign Trade Barriers Impacting the U.S. Spirits Sector in Report to USTR

Distilled Spirits Council Outlines Key Foreign Trade Barriers Impacting the U.S. Spirits Sector in Report to USTR –Removal of Retaliatory Tariffs on American Whiskeys Remains Top Priority– WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted a detailed report yesterday with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identifying key foreign trade barriers impeding U.S. […]

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Four Companies Join DISCUS Partner Membership Program in Q3 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 four companies have joined the organization as Partner Members in the third quarter of 2021. This brings the total […]

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Lallemand DistilaBact LP Takes First Place in the “Innovation Showcase” Competition at 2021 DISCUS Annual Meeting in Austin

Austin, Texas –  Lallemand DistilaBact® LP , a first of its kind, dried bacteria product available to the distilling market, was named the grand winner of the Distilled Spirits Council’s first-ever “Innovation Showcase” competition at the 2021 DISCUS Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. The winning product, which was presented during the Shark Tank-style competition by Mitch Codd, Technical […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Honors Industry Leaders at Annual Conference

AUSTIN, Texas – Spirits industry professionals and media joined the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) in honoring industry leaders today during the DISCUS annual conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin, Texas. The event was emceed by spirits industry trailblazer, Peggy Noe Stevens, bourbon expert, author and first female Master Bourbon Taster. […]

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California Governor Signs Bill to Extend Cocktails To-Go Until 2026

California Governor Gavin Newsom today signed 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. “Governor Newsom acted swiftly to support California’s hospitality businesses by allowing cocktails to-go during the pandemic,” said Adam Smith, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States […]

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