Distilled Spirits Council to Showcase American Spirits in Germany

Featuring 18 U.S. Distillers at Bar Convent Berlin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States announced today that it is returning to Berlin, Germany on October 8, 9 and 10, and will showcase American distilled spirits from 18 large, medium, and small distillers in one of Europe’smost important markets.

The initiative, supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, features an American Spirits Pavilion at Bar Convent Berlin which will highlight some of the finest spirits available from the U.S., such as Bourbon Whiskey, Tennessee Whiskey, American Rye Whiskey and others.

Bar Convent Berlin, one of Europe’s leading bar shows, is a top event for industry executives, beverage buyers and distributors, mixologists and others involved in the beverage alcohol trade throughout Europe. Attendees will be able to preview new brands available for the first time in the German market.

“U.S. distilled spirits are in demand around the world – with Germany and Europeserving as key export markets,” said Distilled Spirits Council Senior Vice President ofInternational Trade Christine LoCascio. “We are excited to showcase at Bar ConventBerlin an array of products from small, medium, and large American distillers. With some of the most iconic spirits in the world, as well as a range of innovative newproducts, American distillers are truly setting the bar.”

In 2017, Germany ranked as the fourth-largest market for U.S. spirits exporters; and the value of U.S. distilled spirits exports reached $124 million, up 23 percent from the previous year.

The participating distillers include: Alpine Distilling, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Catoctin Creek, Campari USA, Catskill Distilling Company, Corsair Artisan, Death’sDoor Distillery, Don Ciccio & Figli, Golden Moon Distillery, Great Lakes Distillery, HouseSpirits Distillery, James E Pepper Distilling, Kōloa Rum Company, KOVAL Distillery, Limestone Branch Distillery, Traverse City Whiskey, and Vodquila.

The U.S. distilled spirits industry is committed to social responsibility. For those adults who choose to drink, they should do so in moderation and responsibly at all times. For more information: www.drinkinmoderation.org.

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc., prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, or other protected status.

About the Distilled Spirits Council

The Distilled Spirits Council is the leading voice and advocate for distilled spirits in the United States. In partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture’s MarketAccess Program (MAP), the Distilled Spirits Council aims to educate the hospitality industry, adult consumers, and media in key spirits markets on the taste, heritage, and style of American distilled spirits. The Council’s MAP promotions focus on the range ofAmerican spirits, but with a particular focus on the unique qualities of American Whiskeys, including Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey and American Rye Whiskey, which account for the vast majority of U.S. spirits exports worldwide.

For more information, please contact:

Charles McEntee

Coordinator, International Affairs

Distilled Spirits Council

Email: cmcentee@distilledspirits.org

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