Distilled Spirits Council Urges Boosting Exports, Ending Retaliatory Tariffs

The Distilled Spirits Council recently participated in two events to highlight the importance of export markets to the U.S. spirits industry. Distilled Spirits Council Senior Vice President for International Issues and Trade Christine LoCascio spoke at the Glass Packaging Institute ’s annual meeting about the tremendous growth in U.S. spirits exports over the past two decades and the […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Mourns Loss of Industry Legend and Pioneer Dave Pickerell

Spirits icon and pioneering distiller Dave Pickerell died recently in San Francisco. Pickerell spent 14 years as Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark before venturing out to help start many of the craft distilling operations now seen across the country. He was also critical in restoring George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon. “Dave Pickerell was a […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Discusses Marijuana Legalization and Tariff Issues at NCLSA Conference

Representatives of the Distilled Spirits Council recently participated on panels examining marijuana legalization and retaliatory tariffs placed on U.S. spirits at the 2018 National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCLSA) Central/Western Regional Conference in Pasadena, Calif. In a panel discussion on the rapidly changing landscape of cannabis legalization, Council Senior Vice President of Government Relations […]

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Glencairn Named Official Whiskey Tasting Glass Provider to Distilled Spirits Council of The United States

Glencairn continues to go from strength to strength Stateside this year. The family-owned award-winning crystal company has today announced that its iconic Glencairn wee whisky glass has been selected by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States to be the esteemed organisation’s official tasting glass for this year. The partnership will be showcased first […]

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Industry Veteran Chris Swonger Named CEO of Distilled Spirits Council and Responsibility.Org

The Boards of Directors of the Distilled Spirits Council and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.Org) have named Chris R. Swonger, a long-time government affairs executive and industry veteran, the president and CEO of both organizations.

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Distilled Spirits Council to Host American Spirits Tasting Events in South Africa November 13 and 15

Award-winning U.S. Mixologist Christy Pope to Present Exclusive American Spirits Tasting Experiences WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (Distilled Spirits Council), today announced that it will conduct American spirits export promotions on November 13 in Johannesburg and on November 15 in Cape Town.  The events will showcase several American distilled […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Applauds Three Country Trade Deal

Urges Quick Removal of Retaliatory Tariffs on American Whiskeys The Distilled Spirits Council today welcomed the announcement of a new, modernized trade agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “Trade is a key component to a strong economy, and the U.S. spirits industry and our consumers benefit from free and fair trade agreements,” said Distilled Spirits […]

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Response to North-American Interfraternity Conference’s New Alcohol Policy By Distilled Spirits Council Interim CEO Clarkson Hine

The North-American Interfraternity Conference is to be commended for taking steps to address alcohol abuse among fraternity members, but to be effective, policies should treat all forms of alcohol equally. While well-intentioned, implementing a policy that bans distilled spirits products while continuing to permit beer and wine is misguided and not supported by the science.  […]

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Distilled Spirits Council to Showcase American Spirits in Germany

Featuring 18 U.S. Distillers at Bar Convent Berlin WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States announced today that it is returning to Berlin, Germany on October 8, 9 and 10, and will showcase American distilled spirits from 18 large, medium, and small distillers in one of Europe’smost important markets. The initiative, […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Appoints New Top Finance Executive

The Distilled Spirits Council today announced it has named veteran Washington, D.C. finance executive Charles (Chuck) Wellard, CAE, as senior vice president of finance & administration. 

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