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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Operation Gratitude and Distilled Spirits Industry Partners pack 5,000 Care Packages in support of Texas Veterans

Austin, TX – Today more than 100 distillers, spirits executives and hospitality industry leaders came together in partnership with the national nonprofit Operation Gratitude , to express their thanks for those who serve by assembling packages containing snacks, comfort and hygiene products and personal letters of thanks from grateful Americans. “The distilled spirits industry has a long […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Launches Quarterly “Luxury Brand Index”

New Tool Tracks Explosive Sector of Spirits Industry Austin, Texas – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today unveiled its first-of-kind Luxury Brand Index (LBI), a new tool to analyze sales of spirits brands at the top end of the distilled spirits market, during the 2021 DISCUS Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. […]

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Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition Sends Letter to Commerce Secretary Raimondo and Ambassador Tai Urging U.S. to Negotiate an Immediate End to Tariffs on American Whiskeys

Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition Sends Letter to Commerce Secretary Raimondo and Ambassador Tai in Advance of U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Meeting in Pittsburgh this Week  –Group Urges U.S. to Negotiate an Immediate End to Tariffs on American Whiskeys– WASHINGTON – The  Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition , 50 associations representing the entire three-tier chain of the U.S. alcohol industry, sent a  letter  today to U.S. Secretary […]

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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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