CIE Joins Distilled Spirits Council as Newest Board Member

Washington, DC– The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), America’s leading voice and advocate for the distilled spirits industry, today announced Central Indiana Ethanol, LLC (CIE) as the 18th and newest member to join its Board of Directors. “As a globally-recognized, world-class distiller, CIE’s expertise in producing and supplying quality spirits to brands large […]

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Statement by Chris Swonger, President & CEO, Distilled Spirits Council and Responsibility.org, on Passage of the Senate Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Legislation Includes Critically Important Impaired Driving Prevention Measures “The members of the Senate are to be commended for their support of the important traffic safety measures aimed at impaired driving that were included in the legislation. “Impaired driving is 100 percent preventable and installing advanced prevention technology in new vehicles will bring our nation one […]

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Statement from Chris Swonger, President & CEO, DISCUS and Responsibility.org, on Introduction of Senate Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Legislation Prioritizes Critically Important Impaired Driving Prevention Washington, D.C. — The United States Senate has released its text for the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes innovative steps supported by the spirits industry to prevent all forms of impaired driving. We must have bold action to stop preventable impaired driving deaths, injuries and […]

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30 States Take Legislative Action to Allow Cocktails To-Go in Support of Devastated Hospitality Businesses

16 states and D.C. made cocktails to-go permanent, 14 others passed temporary measures Thirty states have taken legislative action to allow cocktails to-go either on a permanent or temporary basis providing a lifeline for hospitality businesses that continue to face repercussions from the harsh economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. During COVID-19, more than 35 […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Announces Energy Performance Indicator Benchmarking Tool with ENERGY STAR®

Tool will enable distilleries to secure nationally recognized certification for production facilities WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) is partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on an ENERGY STAR® program to develop energy-saving tools and resources for distilleries. One key initiative is an Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) benchmarking tool, […]

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Eight Companies Join DISCUS Partner Membership Program in Q2 2021

Partner Member Program Connects Spirits Supply Chain Businesses, Industry Partners With Spirits Companies WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced eight companies have joined the organization as Partner Members in the second quarter of 2021. This brings the total […]

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National Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Direct-to-Consumer Shipping of Spirits

–80 percent agree distillers should be allowed to direct ship products in any state– WASHINGTON, D.C. – Online shopping for groceries and beverage alcohol have become the norm, and there is overwhelming consumer demand for direct-to-consumer shipping of distilled spirits, similar to wine, according to a national survey released today by the Distilled Spirits Council […]

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Distilled Spirits Council and Bar & Restaurant Join Forces Through Spirits United Grassroots Platform

Growing platform increases ability to affect change for the spirits industry The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced that  Bar & Restaurant is joining  Spirits United as a partner member, growing the platform’s reach and influence on issues important to the spirits industry. “Bar & Restaurant is another great partner for Spirits United, and we look forward […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and Responsibility.org Welcome William Grant & Sons as Newest Member

  WASHINGTON, DC (July 13, 2021) – Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and Responsbility.org today announced William Grant & Sons has joined as the newest member of both organizations. The 134-year-old independent, family-owned spirits company’s decision to engage with DISCUS and Responsbility.org serves as a commitment to drive the future of a modernized and fair marketplace […]

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Governor Parson Signs Bill Making Cocktails To-Go Permanent

 Missouri becomes 16th state to make a COVID-era cocktails to-go measure permanent Missouri Governor Mike Parson today signed SB 126 , a bill making cocktails to-go from restaurants, bars and distilleries permanent – increasing consumer convenience and supporting local hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19. “Missouri’s restaurants, bars and distilleries can now serve cocktails to-go on a permanent […]

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