WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) will host American Spirits seminars and tastings of super premium American whiskeys and other spirits for importers, restaurant and nightclub owners, managers, bartenders, spirits buyers and media in Brazil and Russia later this year.  In addition, a delegation of Chinese journalists will visit the American Whiskey Trail.

The events, which will celebrate the taste, style and sophistication of American distilled spirits, are summarized below.  These activities are being undertaken in connection with the Council’s participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program (MAP).


The Council will organize an American Spirits Seminar in Brasilia the week of September 15, 2008.


The Council will organize an American Spirits Seminar in Moscow on Monday, September 29, 2008.  The event will feature Master Distiller of Woodford Reserve, Chris Morris.


The Council will host a delegation of Chinese media for a tour of the American Whiskey Trail (www.americanwhiskeytrail.com) the week of October 12, 2008.

For more information, please contact: Frank Coleman, Council Senior Vice President, Telephone 202 682 8840 or e-mail: [email protected].