Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Announces New Robust Savings and Solutions Program for Members

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Announces New Robust Savings and Solutions Program for Members Program designed to help small and midsize companies save on business expenses WASHINGTON, DC — The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced the launch of a new members-only discount program, providing members with sizable savings and […]

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New Report: American Whiskey Exports to EU Drop by 33 Percent at Tariff Two-Year Mark

New Report: American Whiskey Exports to EU Drop by 33 Percent at Tariff Two-Year Mark -Costs Producers $300 million; Small Distillers Hit Hardest- WASHINGTON — American Whiskey exports to the EU, the U.S. spirits industry’s largest export market, have tumbled by 33 percent and cost $300 million since the EU’s 25 percent retaliatory tariff went […]

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Delaware House Passes Extension of Cocktails To-Go

Statement from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States “Hundreds of Delaware’s restaurants, taverns and bars were forced to close because of COVID-19 and are struggling to make ends meet,” said Jay Hibbard, DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations. “Extending cocktails to-go will provide a much-needed source of stability and revenue for these […]

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Michigan House Passes Bill Allowing Cocktails To-Go

The Michigan House today passed a bill, HB 5811, to allow restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to-go in sealed containers. “Bars and restaurants in Michigan were forced to close their doors in response to COVID-19, and now they are beginning the slow process of recovery,” said David Wojnar, Distilled Spirits Council of the United […]

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Chicago City Council Approves Cocktails To-Go

Statement by Distilled Spirits Council of the United States “Chicago is known as one of the best restaurant cities in America, and allowing cocktails to-go will provide a much-needed revenue source to support these struggling hospitality businesses as they get back up and running,” said Dale Szyndrowski, DISCUS vice president of State Government Relations. “Restaurants and […]

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CO Bill Extending Alcohol To-Go to Support Struggling Hospitality Businesses Passes Legislature, Sent to Governor for Signature

The legislature passed a measure today extending alcohol and cocktails to-go for local distilleries, restaurants and bars in Colorado in an effort to support the state’s struggling hospitality industry during COVID-19. “Cocktails to-go has proved to be a valuable economic lifeline for hospitality businesses in Colorado,” said Chris Swonger, Distilled Spirits Council of the United […]

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Legislation Making Cocktails To-Go Permanent in Iowa Passes Legislature  

Measure supports struggling hospitality businesses The Iowa legislature passed legislation today making the sale of cocktails to-go from restaurants, bars and distilleries permanent – a move that will help support struggling hospitality businesses throughout the state. “The path to recovery following COVID-19 will last long beyond the end of the pandemic for Iowa’s hospitality businesses,” […]

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Ohio House Passes Bill Allowing Sunday Spirits Sales Statewide

The Ohio House passed legislation today to allow Sunday sales of distilled spirits products on a statewide basis while allowing localities to opt-out via local election. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted testimony for this bill, HB 674, last week. “Allowing Sunday sales across Ohio will increase consumer convenience and provide additional […]

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Ohio House Passes Legislation Making Cocktails To-Go Permanent

The Ohio House passed legislation today to permanently allow the sale of cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars in the state. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted testimony in support of the bill, HB669. “Making cocktails to-go permanent in Ohio will help generate much-needed revenue for hospitality businesses struggling to cope […]

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Governor Kelly Signs Legislation Extending Cocktails To-Go in Kansas

Statement by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States “In state after state, cocktails to-go have proven to be a vital lifeline for local bars and restaurants struggling to cope with the economic impacts of COVID-19,” Dale Szyndrowski, DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations. “Extending this consumer-friendly measure into next year will provide […]

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