DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY SPONSOR SUCCESSFUL “SPIRITS OF AMERICA” EVENT

Washington, DC – The Distilled Spirits Council (DSC)and National Geographic Society organized a successful evening dedicated to the history of distilled spirits in this country for more than 300 attendees at National Geographic headquarters Tuesday. The filled-to-capacity event featured discussions by the Mount Vernon historian on George Washington’s role as a distiller and renowned Master […]

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CRESSY BRIEFS BROADCAST TRADE MEDIA ON ADVERTISING OUTREACH — COUNCIL PLANS MAJOR PRESENCE AT BROADCASTER CONVENTION —

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2002 – Distilled Spirits Council President Peter Cressy Wednesday briefed D.C. based broadcast and advertising trade reporters on his organization’s actions to achieve equal access for distilled spirits advertising. Cressy told the group over lunch at the Council’s D.C headquarters that DSC will continue to build on the base of the hundreds […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL: CONNECTICUT LIQUOR TAX HIKE DEFEATED

HARTFORD, April 2, 2002 – The Connecticut Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding yesterday defeated a proposal to increase the tax on distilled spirits, a move heralded by the Distilled Spirits Council as “a sound economic decision to protect Connecticut’s hospitality and tourism industry.” Originally the state proposed a series of tax increases including […]

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MISGUIDED CRITICS FORCE NBC TO TEMPORARILY BACK AWAY FROM RESPONSIBLE DISTILLED SPIRITS ADVERTISING

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council today called NBC’s decision to temporarily halt its distilled spirits advertising “unfortunate, but only a temporary set-back for responsible alcohol advertising and equal treatment of distilled spirits, beer and wine.” Distilled Spirits Council President Peter Cressy said, “NBC and Diageo are to be commended for responsible alcohol advertising. […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL BLASTS BILL DOUBLING LIQUOR TAX UNFAIRLY TARGETS STRUGGLING HOSPITALITY/TOURISM INDUSTRY

ANNAPOLIS, March 19, 2002 – In testimony today before the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee, the Distilled Spirits Council strongly opposed a bill to double the state’s liquor tax to pay for illicit drug users or alcohol abusers, calling the legislation “unsound social and economic policy that will have a severe impact on the […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL TESTIFIES DOUBLING LIQUOR TAX — CALLS STATE’S REVENUE ESTIMATE “AN UNFORTUNATE MISCALCULATION USING POOR ECONOMICS”

HARTFORD, March 18, 2002 – In testimony today before the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding, the Distilled Spirits Council strongly opposed a bill to double the state’s excise tax on distilled spirits and sharply criticized the state’s revenue projections for the proposal. The legislation, SB 611, calls for a 100 percent tax increase […]

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GOVERNOR PATTON SIGNS PROCLAMATION CELEBRATING — COUNCIL BRINGS RARE GEORGE WASHINGTON DISTILLERY LETTER TO CAPITOL EVENT —

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Gov. Paul E. Patton proclaimed the second week of March as “Kentucky Bourbon Heritage Week” today at the state capitol in a ceremony featuring the display of a rare George Washington distillery letter from 1799. The letter, owned by the Distilled Spirits Council, discusses Washington’s successful distillery operation at Mount Vernon […]

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GOVERNOR PATTON SIGNS PROCLAMATION CELEBRATING “KENTUCKY BOURBON HERITAGE WEEK”

— Council Brings Rare George Washington Distillery Letter to Capitol Event —Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Gov. Paul E. Patton proclaimed the second week of March as “Kentucky Bourbon Heritage Week” today at the state capitol in a ceremony featuring the display of a rare George Washington distillery letter from 1799. The letter, owned by the […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL WELCOMES INDIA’S TARIFF CUTS — COUNCIL CALLS FOR FURTHER TARIFF REDUCTION —

WASHINGTON, DC — The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States today commended the Indian government for its Feb. 28th announcement that it will reduce its exorbitant tariffs on imported distilled spirits. The Council called the action “a modest step in the right direction.” The Indian action, included as part of its budget for fiscal […]

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NEW OREGON LAW PERMITS SUNDAY SALES OF DISTILLED SPIRITS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As states look for innovative ways to raise revenues, Oregon modernized its liquor laws today by permitting Sunday sales of distilled spirits, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Oregon becomes the 23rd state to permit Sunday sales, but the first major change in decades. “This is an appropriate […]

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