Pronghorn and Distilled Spirits Council Partner to Drive Equal Representation for the Black Community in the Spirits Industry

Pronghorn and Distilled Spirits Council Partner to Drive Equal Representation for the Black Community in the Spirits Industry Leading Spirits Industry Suppliers Commit to Driving Participation from Internships to Executive Level Positions  ATLANTA, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pronghorn and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced a partnership that will increase hiring from within […]

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Ready-to-Drink Cocktail Expansion Bill Passes Vermont Legislature

Bill to increase access/lower taxes on spirits ready-to-drink products heads to governor’s desk Today, the Vermont Legislature passed 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. The bill now heads to Governor Phil Scott (R-VT) for signature. “Not only are Vermont spirits […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Export Promotion Program Results in $875,000 in New Exports for Small U.S. Distillers in 2021

WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) reported today that its 2021 export promotion activities, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), resulted in more than $875,000 in new exports of American spirits products by small U.S. distillers across the country. “U.S. craft distillers have greatly benefitted from DISCUS’ […]

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Statement by Chris Swonger, President and CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council and Responsibility.Org, on the Appointment of Tom Cole as Chairman of WSWA

“We want to send a heartfelt congratulations to Tom Cole, Republic National Distributors Company, on his appointment as chairman of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America. Despite the many challenges posed by the pandemic, our industry has worked hard to continue progress and innovation. Tom has been and will continue to be a big […]

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Coalition Urges TTB To Issue Proposed Rulemaking on Establishing a Formal American Single Malt Whiskey Category

WASHINGTON – A coalition representing nearly 100 large and small American Single Malt Whiskey producers across the United States sent a letter today to the Treasury Department’s Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) urging the Bureau to move forward with its proposed rulemaking to establish a standard of identity for American Single Malt Whiskey. The letter, sent […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Forms New Craft Distiller Sustainability Taskforce

WASHINGTON, DC — The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, America’s leading advocate for the distilled spirits industry, today announced the formation of its Craft Distiller Sustainability Taskforce to collaborate and share effective strategies for maximizing resource utilization and eliminating waste at every step of the production process. “The distilled spirits industry remains deeply […]

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NEW POLL: Pennsylvania Consumers Overwhelmingly Support Major Changes to State Control of Spirits Sales

Poll includes questions on retail privatization, expansion of spirits sales to other outlets and overall sentiment on current system The majority of Pennsylvania consumers – both Democrats and Republicans – support major changes to the current government-run retail sale of wine and spirits in the state of Pennsylvania, according to a new poll released today […]

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

Spirits DTC would increase Vermont jobs and consumer convenience 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 with the Distilled Spirits Council of Vermont to launch “Ship My Spirits,” a […]

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Cocktails To-Go to be Reestablished in New York

Consumer- and business-friendly measure will be allowed for three years Late last night, the New York Legislature approved the negotiated budget which reestablishes the ability of New York restaurants, bars and taverns to serve cocktails to-go for three years. The measure becomes effective immediately upon Governor Kathy Hochul’s signature. Under New York’s state of emergency […]

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Three Companies Join DISCUS Partner Membership Program in Q1 2022

Partner Member Program Connects Spirits Supply Chain Businesses, Industry Partners with Spirits Companies WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced three companies have joined the organization as Partner Members in the first quarter of 2022. This brings the total number […]

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