Distilled Spirits Council to Host Direct-to-Consumer Webinar on May 12

WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) will host a webinar on the topic of direct-to-consumer shipping of spirits on Wednesday, May 12, at 12 p.m. (Eastern). Consumer buying habits have changed dramatically in a short period of time. The increased demand for convenience, accelerated by the pandemic, is driving consumer […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Testifies in Favor of Ready-to-Drink Cocktail Expansion in Pennsylvania

Malt- and wine- based RTDs sold at 18 times as many retailers as spirits-based RTDs in state Today, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) testified in favor of legislation to allow the sale of ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails from state stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, beer distributors and local bars. All of these outlets […]

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88 U.S. and EU Organizations Urge U.S. and EU Presidents to Remove Retaliatory Tariffs on Products Not Involved in Trade Disputes

88 U.S. and EU Organizations Urge U.S. and EU Presidents to Remove Retaliatory Tariffs on Products Not Involved in Trade Disputes Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Another Massive Tariff Hike June 1 WASHINGTON –  Eighty-eight U.S. and European organizations representing a wide range of industries impacted by retaliatory tariffs sent a letter today to President Joseph R. […]

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Cocktails To-Go and Home Delivery of Distilled Spirits Signed into Law by Governor Justice

Today, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed HB 2505, an omnibus bill that contains a number of consumer-friendly measures including permitting cocktails to-go and home delivery of distilled spirits. West Virginia is the seventh state to make a COVID-era cocktails to-go measure permanent. “We thank Governor Justice for allowing cocktails to-go and home delivery of […]

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Colorado House Passes Bill to Make Cocktails To-Go Permanent, Measure Moves to the Senate for Consideration

The Colorado House today unanimously passed HB 1027 , a measure to extend cocktails to-go from distillery pubs, restaurants and bars for five years. The bill also extends outdoor communal dining areas in an effort to support the state’s struggling hospitality industry during COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated Colorado’s hospitality businesses, and it will take years […]

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Tennessee Legislature Sends Bill to Extend Cocktails To-Go Until July 2023 to Governor’s Desk for Signature

Today, the Tennessee Legislature passed HB 241 , a bill to extend cocktails to-go in the state until July 1, 2023. This measure heads to Governor Bill Lee’s desk for his signature. “Bars and restaurants in Tennessee have leaned on cocktails to-go throughout the pandemic as a lifeline to keep their doors open and generate revenue,” said […]

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Texas Legislature Passes Bill to Make Cocktails To-Go Permanent, Measure Heads to Governor for Signature

Today, the Texas Legislature passed HB 1024 which would make cocktails to-go permanent supporting hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19 and providing increased convenience to consumers. This bill now heads to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature. “Bars and restaurants in Texas have leaned on cocktails to-go throughout the pandemic as a lifeline to keep their doors open […]

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Statement by Chris Swonger, President and CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council and Responsibility.Org, on the Appointment of J. Neal Insley, as NABCA President and CEO

Statement by Chris Swonger, President and CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council and Responsibility.Org, on the Appointment of J. Neal Insley, as NABCA President and CEO “The members of the Distilled Spirits Council and I congratulate Neal on his appointment as the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association’s (NABCA) new president and CEO. “Neal brings to the […]

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Safe Driving Advocacy Groups, State Legislators, and Distillers Applaud Senate Public Safety Committee Passage of SB 421

Legislation Requires Ignition Interlocks for DUI Offenders Placed on Diversion SACRAMENTO, CA – Anti-drunk driving advocates, distilled spirits producers and Senator Steve Bradford (D-District 35) applauded the passage of SB 421 out of the Senate Public Safety Committee today. Ignition interlock supporters, composed of representatives from We Save Lives, Recording Artists Against Drunk Driving (RADD), […]

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Safe Driving Advocacy Groups, State Legislators, and Distillers Applaud Senate Passage of Ignition Interlock Bill, Urge House to Swiftly Act to Save Lives

Senate Bill 183, House Bill 402 Aim to Modernize North Carolina’s Critical Ignition Interlock Laws RALEIGH, N.C. – Anti-drunk driving advocates, distilled spirits producers, sheriffs, lawyers and concerned state legislators applauded the today’s Senate passage of SB 183 and urged the House of Representatives to swiftly pass the legislation into law. Interlock Ignition supporters, composed of representatives […]

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