The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), America’s leading advocate for the distilled spirits industry, today announced a new Partner Membership Program designed specifically for the spirits industry’s supply chain and related businesses to engage in shaping tomorrow’s marketplace.

“Our supply chains play a critical role in the success of the distilled spirits industry,” said Chris Swonger, President and CEO of DISCUS and “Creating this new Partner Membership Program will further strengthen the spirits industry by expanding our base of spirits advocates while receiving important input and technical expertise from our supply chain partners on key issues facing the industry.”

The new partner membership, which features different membership package options, will be offered to persons, firms, corporations and associations engaged in the distilled spirits supply chains and related businesses. Through the Partner Membership Program, DISCUS will provide partner members with opportunities to connect with spirits industry leaders to exchange thoughts, resources and expertise, and provide support regarding the critical issues that impact the industry at large.

Depending on the chosen membership level, benefits include access to DISCUS expertise and analysis; interaction with spirits industry leaders and access to exclusive industry events; thought leadership and business development opportunities; signage at DISCUS events and inclusion of partner member logos on the DISCUS website; real-time state and federal issue tracking and legislative updates; and unique sponsorship opportunities not available to nonmembers.

This marks the first time in over two decades that DISCUS membership has expanded beyond spirits companies to include businesses and associations that directly support or are related to the spirits industry.

DISCUS includes the nation’s leading producers and marketers of distilled spirits and has an unparalleled network of resource capabilities. Through its effective advocacy, promotion and substantive approach to policy issues, DISCUS is recognized both domestically and worldwide as a leading trade association.

For more information on the Partner Membership Program, please click here.