Distilled Spirits Council Statement on the Senate Passage of COVID-19 Relief Package

“Restaurants, bars and distilleries have been absolutely devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund will provide critical funding for these businesses as they work to get back on their feet. Specifically, hospitality businesses will be able to use the $28.6 billion in grants to keep the lights on and provide good-paying jobs. Our […]

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Statement by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Regarding the U.S.-EU Tariff Announcement

The U.S. and EU decision to suspend tariffs for four months signals a promising break-through in the longstanding trade dispute on civil aircraft subsidies, which has left much destruction to the spirits sector in its wake. For nearly three years, American distillers have been collateral damage in the U.S.-EU trade disputes over aircraft subsidies and […]

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Kentucky Legislature Passes Bill to Make Cocktails To-Go Permanent, Measure Heads to Governor’s Desk

Bill provides long-term support to struggling hospitality businesses Today, the Kentucky House passed SB 67 , a bill to permanently allow cocktails to-go from restaurants, bars and distilleries which will increase consumer convenience and support hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19. The bill now heads to Governor Andy Beshear’s desk for signature. “The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated Kentucky’s […]

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Rhode Island House Passes Bill to Allow Cocktails To-Go Until 2022

Measure will provide support to struggling hospitality businesses Tonight, the Rhode Island House passed HB 5105, a bill to allow cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars until December 31, 2022 – increasing consumer convenience and supporting hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. “The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated […]

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Arizona House Passes Bill to Make Cocktails To-Go Permanent

Measure will provide long-term support to struggling hospitality businesses Today, the Arizona House passed HB 2773, a bill to permanently allow cocktails to-go from restaurants, bars and distilleries – a move that will increase consumer convenience and support hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. “The COVID-19 pandemic […]

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DISCUS Statement Regarding U.S.-UK Announcement to De-escalate Trade Tensions

For Immediate Release:                                                                                     Contact: Lisa Hawkins, 202-256-1330 March 4, 2021                                                                                                               Distilled Spirits Council Statement Regarding U.S.-UK Announcement to De-escalate Trade Tensions The U.S. and UK governments’ commitment to de-escalate trade tensions represents a fresh start to trade relations under the Biden administration and is a hopeful sign that a resolution to the tariffs on U.S. […]

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Arkansas Governor Signs Home Delivery of Distilled Spirits Into Law

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson yesterday signed into law SB 32 which allows home delivery of spirits, beer and wine from retail liquor stores and other permit holders. “Innovative measures like home delivery of spirits have created convenience for consumers and a safe alternative way for adults to purchase and enjoy their favorite spirits at home during the […]

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Kansas House Passes Bill Making Cocktails To-Go Permanent

Measure will provide much-needed support to struggling hospitality businesses The Kansas House today passed HB 2137 , a bill that was amended on the floor to make cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars permanent in the state. “Kansas hospitality businesses have a long road to recovery as they continue to struggle with the devastating impacts of COVID-19,” said […]

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Bill Making Cocktails To-Go Permanent in Georgia Passes Committee, Heads to Senate Floor for a Vote

Distilled Spirits Council testified in favor of measure Today, the Georgia Senate Committee on Regulated Industries and Utilities unanimously passed SB 236 , a bill that would make cocktails to-go permanent from food service establishments. Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) Senior Vice President of State Government Relations Jay Hibbard submitted testimony in favor of the […]

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DISCUS Statement on House Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act

Distilled Spirits Council Statement on the House Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act “We commend the House for making the revitalization of the hospitality industry a priority with the creation of a Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which will provide critical funding to restaurants, bars and distilleries at a time when they need it most.  The […]

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