Beverage Alcohol Coalition Successfully Launches “Day of Action” to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

–Campaign Results in more than 6,000 Engagements with Congressional Offices-  WASHINGTON – Nearly 2,000 individuals affiliated with the beverage alcohol sector contacted their members of Congress yesterday to urge passage of the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R.1175/S. 362) as part of a “ Day of Action ” supported by a broad coalition of beverage […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Texas Distilled Spirits Association and Texas Whiskey Association Announce Partnership on “Spirits United” Grassroots Platform

WASHINGTON –  The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), America’s leading advocate for the distilled spirits industry, today announced that the Texas Distilled Spirits Association (TDSA) and the Texas Whiskey Association (TXWA) have joined Spirits United as partners to expand the grassroots network in the Lone Star State. The Spirits United platform features important information […]

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U.S. Alcohol Trade Groups Call for End to Tariffs on EU Spirits and Wine

UPDATED RELEASE: Oct. 7, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. alcohol trade groups urged an end to tariffs on EU distilled spirits and wine following the United States decision announced today to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imports of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Single Malt Irish Whiskey from Northern Ireland, liqueurs and cordials, and wine […]

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EU Ambassador Hosts Special Event Celebrating the Kentucky-European Connection in Partnership with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and Kentucky Distillers’ Association

Distillers from KY and EU Urge Removal of Tariffs on Spirits Products WASHINGTON – Leaders from U.S. and EU spirits organizations urged the removal of tariffs on spirits products at a special event held last night at the European Union’s ambassador’s residence celebrating the cultural and commercial ties connecting the Eu and Kentucky. The event […]

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PA House Liquor Control Committee Fights for Consumers, Passes Bill to Repeal Flexible Pricing Program

Today, the Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee passed HB 1512, a bill to repeal the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) flexible pricing program. Last week, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) Chief Economist David Ozgo and President and CEO of the American Distilled Spirits Association Matt Dogali testified before the committee to highlight the harmful impacts this […]

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Courtney J. Armour Joins Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and Responsibility.org as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Contact Public Affairs (202) 682-8840 WASHINGTON, DC – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and  Responsibility.org , today announced that Courtney J. Armour starts her new role as chief legal officer and corporate secretary of the two organizations. “The board and I are pleased to have Courtney back at DISCUS in her new role as […]

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12 Partner Members Join Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

New Partner Member Program Connects Spirits Supply Chain Businesses 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 12 companies have joined the organization as Partner Members since the new membership program launched in May. “We created the […]

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PLCB Liquor Pricing Scheme Harms Pennsylvania Consumers

          Contact: Ainsley Holyfield 202-549-6797 Spirits Industry Leaders Urge Legislators to Repeal Flexible Pricing HARRISBURG, Pa. – Distilled spirits industry officials testified today before the Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee regarding the harmful consumer impacts caused by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) Flexible Pricing Program. Among those who testified were Distilled Spirits […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Urges Congress to Support Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Craft Distillers Face 400% Tax Hike Without Congressional Action In a letter sent today to members of Congress, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States President and CEO Chris Swonger urged legislators to “join the bipartisan and bicameral effort to support America’s vibrant small businesses” by co-cosponsoring the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. […]

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Spirits Industry to Convene at Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Inaugural Conference

Registration Open for Marquee Industry Event WASHINGTON– The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced it will host its Inaugural Conference on Feb. 17-19, 2020, at the Omni Hotel in Louisville, KY. “For the first time in our history, we’re bringing together […]

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