Distilled Spirits Council Opposes Attleboro Ban on Small Spirits Containers

Ban will harm local business, have little to no impact on littering and encourage consumers to shop elsewhere The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) sent a letter to Mayor Paul Heroux registering strong opposition to a proposed sales ban of small alcohol containers – 250 milliliters or less – in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The […]

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Bill to Make Cocktails To-Go Permanent in Ohio Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor’s Desk

A bill making cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars permanent passed both chambers of the Ohio legislature today and heads to Governor Mike DeWine’s desk for signature.  Upon the governor’s signature, Ohio will become the second state in the nation to make permanent a cocktails to-go economic relief measure enacted in response to COVID-19. “The […]

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Ohio Bill to Permanently Allow Cocktails To-Go Passes Committee

Ohio poised to become 2nd state to make permanent the temporary measure in response to COVID A bill to make cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars permanent in Ohio passed the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today and now heads to the Senate for a vote. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States […]

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Distillers Wrap Up Successful Public Policy Conference

Distillers Wrap Up Successful Public Policy Conference  – More than 150 virtual congressional visits held calling for passage of Craft Beverage bill – WASHINGTON – More than 300 distillers representing 45 states gathered virtually Sept. 15-16 for the distilled spirits industry’s annual Public Policy Conference hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States […]

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Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month This September

Bourbon lovers across the country will raise a glass this September in honor of “National Bourbon Heritage Month,” a month-long celebration of America’s native spirit. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) reports that consumer interest in the category has soared in recent years. In 2019, more than 26 million 9-liter cases of American […]

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Hospitality Recovery Coalition Formed to Support On-Premise Partners Facing Harsh Economic Impacts of COVID-19

Broad group of industry leaders join effort to aid restaurants and bars Today, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) announced the formation of the Hospitality Recovery Coalition with the goal of supporting on-premise partners, including restaurants, bars and distilleries, facing harsh economic impacts due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Hospitality Recovery Coalition […]

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Kristi Brown Joins Distilled Spirits Council as Senior Director for State Government Relations Central Region 

WASHINGTON, DC – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced the appointment of Kristi Brown as Senior Director for State Government Relations. Kristi will take over lobbying activity in the central region states previously managed by DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations Dale Szyndrowski, who has announced his retirement. Kristi most recently served as […]

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September 9 Day of Action Planned to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Before Year-End Deadline

Leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the nation to participate in a national Day of Action on September 9 by contacting their members of Congress to urge passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S.362/H.R. 1175 (CBMTRA). “Our nation’s craft distillers, winemakers, brewers and cider makers have […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Testifies in Support of Bills to Allow Cocktails To-Go and Statewide Sunday Sales of Distilled Spirits

Ohio poised to become second state to make COVID cocktails to-go measure permanent During a hearing today before the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted testimony in support of HB 669 , a bill to permanently allow the sale of cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars in […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Launches Spirits United Advocacy Toolkit to Support Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization & Tax Reform Act

Call to Action to Distillers to Advocate for FET Reduction The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today launched the “Spirits United CBMTRA Advocacy Toolkit” designed to empower distillers to advocate and urge Congress to pass the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA, H.R. 1175/S. 362). The CBMTRA Advocacy Toolkit includes […]

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