Distilled Spirits Council Says China’s 25 Percent Tariffs on U.S. Whiskeys Could Put Brakes on Export Success Story

The Distilled Spirits Council today issued the following statement in response to China imposing a 25 percent tariff on U.S. whiskey products.

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Distilled Spirits Council Extremely Concerned About Potential Harm From Retaliatory Tariffs in Letter to Commerce Secretary Ross

In a letter today presented to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Distilled Spirits Council said it is “extremely concerned” about the increasing likelihood that the European Union (EU) and other countries will begin retaliating against U.S. spirits products in response to the U.S. decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, and “the impact that retaliatory tariffs will have on U.S. distilled spirits producers, as well as their agricultural and supply chain partners.”

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Deirdre Mahlan Elected Chair of the Distilled Spirits Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council at its summer Board of Directors meeting elected Diageo North America President Deirdre Mahlan Chair of the national trade association, representing leading producers and marketers of distilled spirits sold in the United States. Mahlan succeeds Moët Hennessy North America President & CEO Jim Clerkin, who has chaired the Council since 2016. […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Urges Massachusetts Lawmakers to Reject New Spirits Bottle Deposit Proposal

The Distilled Spirits Council today urged Massachusetts lawmakers to reject a proposal to impose a new 5-cent per container deposit on all 50-milliliter distilled spirits products, which would impose a significant burden on consumers without providing any intended benefit. “With recycling rates at historic levels, most states recognize that bottle deposit laws are a relic […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States to Showcase American Spirits in Australia

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (Distilled Spirits Council) today announced that it is conducting an export promotion in Sydney, Australia June 14, 18, and 19 to showcase some of the finest American distilled spirits products in one of its most important export markets.

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Distillers Head to Capitol Hill

Distilled spirits producers from across the country are gathering in Washington, D.C., May 14-16 for the ninth annual Public Policy Conference hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA).

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American Heart Association Journal: Moderate Alcohol Consumption One of Five Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors That Could Significantly Improve Longevity

A new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation confirms that moderate alcohol consumption is one of five healthy lifestyle behaviors that could help people live longer. The study found those who consumed alcohol in moderation had a lower risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease deaths than those who did not drink.

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Distilled Spirits Council President & CEO Kraig R. Naasz Announces Departure, Return to Washington2 Advocates

Distilled Spirits Council President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz today announced he will depart the Council at the end of June to rejoin his partners of 10 years at Washington2 Advocates (W2A), an issues management company with offices in the nation’s capital and the Pacific Northwest.

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Distilled Spirits Council Applauds Tennessee Legislature for Approving Seven-Day Alcohol Sales

The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded the 110th Tennessee General Assembly for voting to allow seven-day alcohol sales in the state.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month: DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL: EMBRACE MODERATION YEAR-ROUND

The Distilled Spirits Council is marking “April – Alcohol Awareness Month” by encouraging adult consumers who choose to drink to take time to reflect on their alcohol consumption and embrace moderation year-round.

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