“This law represents a critical lifeline for distillers across the country, who are in desperate need of economic relief after shutting down their tasting rooms, ending distillery tours, and experiencing significant sales declines from restaurant and bar closures.

In the days, weeks and months ahead, we will be working closely with leaders in Congress and the administration to ensure they fully understand the financial hardships faced by distillers and the need for additional economic relief measures. We must move quickly to get America’s distilleries thriving again. The distilled spirits sector, which employs 1.6 million people nationwide and generates $180 billion in economic activity, is an integral part of the nation’s hospitality, tourism and restaurant industries.”