Distilled Spirits Council Joins Maryland Distillers in Testifying in Favor of Bill to Lower Taxes on Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) and Maryland distillers submitted testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee today in favor of HB663 , a bill to reduce the tax rate for […]

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U.S. Spirits Revenues Maintain Market Share Lead of Total Beverage Alcohol Market in 2023

Sector Resets Following Accelerated Growth During Pandemic U.S. spirits revenues maintained its market share lead in 2023 as the sector reset following the robust sales spikes during the pandemic super […]

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DISCUS Annual Economic Briefing: U.S. Spirits Revenues Maintain Market Share Lead of Total Beverage Alcohol Market in 2023

Sector Resets Following Accelerated Growth During Pandemic U.S. spirits revenues maintained its market share lead in 2023 as the sector reset following the robust sales spikes during the pandemic super […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Applauds Introduction of Arizona Bill to Provide Fairer Tax Treatment for Spirits-Based Canned Cocktails

Commonsense bill will boost small businesses, support consumer choice & raise tax revenue The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) welcomes the introduction of HB 2888 – commonsense […]

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Bills to Make Cocktails To-Go Permanent in Virginia Pass House & Senate with Overwhelming Support

HB 688 & SB 635 eliminate July expiration date for consumer- & business-friendly measure Today, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and ​The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & […]

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards Distilled Spirits Council $1.09 Million to Expand American Spirits Export Markets in 2024

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced it was granted $1,090,436 to promote American spirits in international markets in 2024 through its partnership with the U.S. […]

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DISCUS Statement on the U.S. and EU Agreement to Extend the Suspension of EU Tariffs on American Whiskey until March 31, 2025

Distilled Spirits Council President & CEO Chris Swonger Statement on the U.S. and EU Agreement to Extend the Suspension of EU Tariffs on American Whiskey until March 31, 2025 “We greatly appreciate […]

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Press Statement: The clock is ticking. Time to permanently remove tariffs on sectors unrelated to the steel and aluminum and large civil aircraft disputes!

PRESS STATEMENT The clock is ticking. Time to permanently remove tariffs on sectors unrelated to the steel and aluminum and large civil aircraft disputes! With less than a month before […]

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DISCUS Statement on the Departure of Ann Mukherjee as Vice Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard North America

Statement by Chris Swonger, President and CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council and Responsibility.Org, on the Departure of Ann Mukherjee as Vice Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard North America   “On […]

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