The University of Texas at San Antonio Study: Texas Distilleries Generated Nearly $2 Billion in Economic Output and Support for 4,900 jobs in the State in 2020

Distilling sector provided significant contributions while managing pandemic challenges Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) today released, “ Economic Contributions of Distilled Spirits in Texas 2020 ,” a new study highlighting the significant economic impact Texas distillers made to their local communities and the state in 2020, despite economic hardships of the pandemic and lingering Prohibition-era laws restricting sales. […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Launches DestinationDistillery.com Providing Interactive Map of U.S. Distilleries, Their Stories & the History of Spirits

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today launched Destination Distillery™ ( www.destinationdistillery.com ), a new website providing a tourism-driven experience and educational journey into the cultural heritage and history of spirits in America. Visitors to the website will be able to explore many of America’s most famous distilleries as well as up-and-coming ones, […]

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Bourbon Women Joins Forces with Distilled Spirits Council as Spirits United Partner Member

Spirits United increases ability to affect change for the spirits industry through grassroots advocacy The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced that Bourbon Women Association, the organization for women who are passionate about Bourbon culture, women and the promise of adventure when the two are combined, is joining Spirits United as a partner […]

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SoMax Circular Solutions Takes First Place in the “Innovation Showcase” Competition at 2022 DISCUS Annual Meeting in New Orleans

SoMax Circular Solutions was named the grand winner of the Distilled Spirits Council’s “Innovation Showcase” competition during the awards luncheon at the 2022 DISCUS Annual Conference in New Orleans. SoMax Founder and CEO Dan Spracklin presented the company’s innovative resource recovery technology during the Shark Tank-style competition. The technology, which uses hydrothermal carbonization, can help […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Gives Back at Annual Conference

Distilled Spirits Council Gives Back at Annual Conference Conference Charitable Initiatives Raise Donations For Kiss the Ground and Turning Tables NEW ORLEANS – Hundreds of attendees at the Distilled Spirits Council’s Annual Conference participated in DISCUS-sponsored charitable events aimed at giving back to the New Orleans community and protecting the environment. The conference raised funding […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Honors Industry Leaders at Annual Conference Awards Luncheon

Distilled Spirits Council Honors Industry Leaders at Annual Conference Awards Luncheon NEW ORLEANS – More than 550 spirits industry professionals and media joined the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) in honoring industry leaders at an awards luncheon Thursday afternoon during the DISCUS annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The event […]

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Andy Deloney Joins Distilled Spirits Council as Vice President of State Public Policy

Andy Deloney Joins Distilled Spirits Council as Vice President of State Public Policy Former Michigan Liquor Control Commission and NABCA Chairman to Manage Control State Relations & Advocacy WASHINGTON − The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced the appointment of Andy Deloney as the association’s vice president of state public policy. […]

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Ugo Fiorenzo and Ann Mukherjee Elected Chair and Vice Chair of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

Ugo Fiorenzo and Ann Mukherjee Elected Chair and Vice Chair of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) elected Ugo Fiorenzo, Managing Director at Campari America, as chair of the national trade association during its summer Board of Directors meeting at the DISCUS Annual Conference in New Orleans. Fiorenzo […]

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Vermont Governor Scott Signs Bill Lowering Taxes and Expanding Outlets for Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

Today, Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R-VT) signed HB 730 , a bill to reduce the tax rate for spirits-based ready-to-drink (RTD) products and expand outlets where they can be sold. “With this new law, Vermont consumers will be able to visit beer and wine retailers to get their favorite ready-to-drink cocktails, and distillers will no longer be […]

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Spirits Industry Launches “Ship My Spirits” Campaign in Support of Spirits Direct-to-Consumer Shipping in Delaware

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), American Distilling Institute (ADI) and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), three of the nation’s leading trade associations representing distillers large and small, joined forces to launch “Ship My Spirits,” a grassroots coalition with the common goal of modernizing the spirits marketplace by allowing direct-to-consumer shipping of […]

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