Distilled Spirits Council Testifies in Support of Extending Cocktails To-Go, in Opposition to Wine in Grocery Stores

During a hearing today before the Connecticut Senate General Law Committee, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted testimony in support of H.B. 5306, which would extend cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars with a food purchase, and in opposition to H.B. 6101, a bill that would allow the sale of wine […]

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Expansion of Spirits Outlets in Pennsylvania Could Generate $86 Million in First Year

Distilled Spirits Council urges governor and legislature to consider consumer-friendly measure According to an economic analysis conducted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), allowing the sale of distilled spirits from certain r-license holders already able to sell beer and wine could generate $86 million in new taxes and profits for the […]

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Alabama Senate Committee Moves to Allow Home Delivery of Distilled Spirits

Multiple measures introduced to increase consumer convenience The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee today passed SB 126 , a bill to allow home delivery of distilled spirits in original containers from package stores, and from restaurants and bars with a meal purchase. Senator J.T. Waggoner introduced the bill in the Senate, and a companion bill, HB 229 , was introduced […]

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Arizona Lawmaker Moves to Allow Cocktails To-Go

Measure introduced to support struggling hospitality businesses The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today applauded Arizona Representative Jeff Weninger for introducing legislation (HB 2773) to allow cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars – a move that will increase consumer convenience and support hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19. “The path to recovery for […]

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Distilled Spirits Council: 2020 Pandemic & Tariffs Crush U.S. Hospitality Businesses

Making market modernizations permanent will boost recovery & increase consumer convenience The pandemic’s devastating impact on U.S. hospitality businesses in 2020 resulted in major shifts in consumer buying behaviors and innovative relief measures that will boost economic recovery, modernize the alcohol marketplace and increase consumer convenience for years to come, the Distilled Spirits Council of […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Testifies Against Job-Crushing Tax Proposal in Maryland

More than 300 Maryland jobs could be lost if proposal is approved During a hearing today before the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted testimony in opposition to SB 0172. This legislation proposes an increase to the already hefty state sales tax levied on beverage alcohol […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Testifies in Support of Sunday Sales and Curbside Delivery of Distilled Spirits in South Carolina

During a hearing today before the South Carolina House Judiciary Committee’s General Laws Subcommittee, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted testimony on H. 3013, a bill to allow the sale of distilled spirits on Sundays, and H. 3575, a bill to allow “curbside pickup” services for malt beverages and wine. The […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States launches DISCUS Academy

Providing education and training to sector’s workforce The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced the launch of DISCUS Academy , an initiative to provide education and training for distilled spirits industry professionals. Available to DISCUS members and non-members alike, DISCUS Academy offers curriculum […]

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Kansas Governor Extends Cocktails To-Go to March 31

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly today signed SB14 which includes allowing cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars until March 31, 2021. “With the extension of cocktails to-go, Kansas hospitality businesses will continue to have a vital economic lifeline during the pandemic,” said Kristi Brown, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Senior Director of State Government Relations. […]

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72 U.S. and EU Associations Send Joint Letter to U.S. President Biden and EU President von der Leyen Calling for Immediate Suspension of Retaliatory Tariffs

72 U.S. and EU Associations Send Joint Letter to U.S. President Biden and EU President von der Leyen Calling for Immediate Suspension of Retaliatory Tariffs Lifting Tariffs Will Ease Economic Burden & Help Reset Trans-Atlantic Trading Relationship WASHINGTON – Seventy-two U.S. and European associations representing a wide range of industries sent a  letter today to President Joseph R. Biden […]

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