WASHINGTON, DC – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), America’s leading advocate for the distilled spirits industry, today announced that MHW, Ltd. joined the trade association on July 1, 2019 as a Director Member.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome MHW as the newest DISCUS Director Member,” said Chris Swonger, President and CEO of DISCUS and Responsibility.org. “MHW is a dynamic importer and service provider for spirits brands and has helped thousands of brands enter and excel in new markets.  MHW’s unique market position broadens DISCUS’ reach, combines new perspectives with our existing expertise, and positions DISCUS to continue to support a growing distilled spirits sector in a changing market landscape.”

MHW, Ltd., headquartered in Manhasset, New York, is the leading importing and business process partner for established and aspiring brands in the United States across wine, spirits, beer, and cider.  Incorporated in 1934, MHW works with suppliers in over 80 countries to provide services that include operations, logistics, fulfillment, compliance, distribution, accounting, sales, marketing, and new brand development.

John Beaudette, President & Founder of MHW, Ltd., said, “This is an exciting time to join DISCUS and take part in setting the future and strategy of the spirits industry. As the U.S. beverage alcohol marketplace continues to rapidly evolve, I look forward to working with the DISCUS leadership team and fellow members to expand our horizons and advocate for responsible policies that provide spirits consumers with more convenient access to their products of choice.”

Swonger added, “Through veteran spirits industry leader John Beaudette, MHW will bring an important perspective to the DISCUS Board of Directors.  We are fortunate to be able to tap into John’s expertise and ideas for building on DISCUS’ successful public policy track record.”

In addition to MHW, Ltd., DISCUS Director Members include Agave Loco, LLC; Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Suntory, Inc.; Brown-Forman Corporation; Campari America; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Edrington USA; Mast-Jägermeister US, Inc.; MGP Ingredients, Inc.; Moët Hennessy USA; Pernod Ricard, USA; and Rémy Cointreau USA, Inc.