California Bill to Permanently Allow Spirits Direct-to-Consumer Shipping Heads to Senate

SB 620 passes California Senate Committee on Appropriations Yesterday, the California Senate Committee on Appropriations passed SB 620 , which would permanently allow distillers to ship their spirits products directly to California consumers just as wineries have done for more than three decades in the state. The bill now heads to the California Senate for a vote […]

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Japan Recognizes Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey As Distinctive Products of the United States 

Japan Recognizes Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey As Distinctive Products of the United States WASHINGTON, DC – Japan recently became the 44th country to officially recognize “Bourbon” and “Tennessee Whiskey” as distinctive products of the United States, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). “This recognition ensures that only Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey […]

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Eight Companies Join DISCUS Partner Membership Program in Q4 2021

Partner Member Program Connects Spirits Supply Chain Businesses, Industry Partners with Spirits Companies The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced eight companies have joined the organization as Partner Members in the fourth quarter of 2021. This brings the total number of […]

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California Committee Passes Bill to Permanently Allow Spirits Direct-to-Consumer Shipping

Measure provides critical revenue for distilleries, convenience for consumers Today, the California Senate Committee on Governmental Organization passed SB 620 , which would permanently allow California distillers to ship their spirits products directly to consumers just as wineries have done for more than three decades in the state. The bill now heads to the California Committee on […]

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Luxury Brand Index Third-Quarter Report Shows Premiumization Trend Continues Ahead of Holidays

Index analyzes sales of spirits brands at the top end of the spirits’ market The Luxury Brand Index (LBI), a new tool created by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) to analyze sales of spirits brands at the top end of the distilled spirits market,  shows luxury brands grew 47 percent in the […]

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California Craft Distillers Urge Governor Newsom to Extend Direct-to-Consumer Shipping of Spirits Ahead of Dec. 31 Expiration

Temporary economic relief measure provides much-needed revenue for devastated distilleries, convenience for consumers In just 15 days, California distillers and consumers will no longer be able to enjoy direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping for distilled spirits products – stripping distillers of a critical revenue stream and consumers of increased convenience. The California Artisanal Distillers Guild (CADG) and […]

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PA Senate Passes Bill to Expand Outlets that Carry Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

Measure would increase consumer convenience in the Commonwealth Today, the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 566 , a bill that was amended to allow the sale of ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails from additional retail outlets that already sell malt- and wine-based RTDs. The bill now heads to the House for concurrence. “The ready-to-drink cocktail trend is taking off across […]

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Trans-Atlantic Businesses Issue Joint Call Ahead of Upcoming Trade Discussions For the U.S. and UK to Find Resolution to Section 232 Tariffs

PRESS STATEMENT Trans-Atlantic Businesses Issue Joint Call Ahead of Upcoming Trade Discussions For the U.S. and UK to Find Resolution to Section 232 Tariffs Following the U.S.-EU announcement on October 31 to suspend tariffs in the three-year long steel and aluminum dispute, and ahead of this week’s meeting between UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Anne-Marie […]

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USDA Awards Distilled Spirits Council $1.12 Million to Promote American Spirits Exports in 2022

USDA Awards Distilled Spirits Council $1.12 Million to Promote American Spirits Exports in 2022 -Federal Grant for DISCUS Market Access Program Grant Nearly Doubled- WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced it was granted $1,121,789 through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Market Access Program (MAP) to […]

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New York Distillers Launch Campaign to Urge Legislature to Make Direct-to-Consumer Shipping of Spirits and Cider Permanent

Effort launches on Repeal Day which celebrates the repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 1933 Today, the New York Distillers Guild launched a grassroots campaign on Repeal Day to urge the legislature to make direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping of distilled spirits and cider permanent. “Wineries in New York have been able to directly ship their products to […]

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