WASHINGTON, DC – Distilled Spirits Council President and CEO Peter H. Cressy announced today that Remy Amerique, Inc. joined the Council April 1. “We are pleased to announce that Remy Amerique, Inc., marketers of Remy Martin Cognac, Macallan Scotch and Cointreau Liqueur and other fine distilled spirits, has joined the Distilled Spirits Council,” said Cressy. “Remy Amerique’s fine products are known throughout the world and it shares our strong commitment to market distilled spirits to adults in a responsible and appropriate manner.” The Distilled Spirits Council is a national trade association representing producers and marketers of distilled spirits and importers of wines sold in the United States and represents nearly 80 percent of all distilled spirits brands sold in this country. The Council works to support federal, state and international laws and regulations that increase adult market access for spirits products; provide greater convenience and choices for adult consumers; and protect the hospitality industry from higher taxes. The Council has initiated and supported responsibility programs throughout the decades to encourage adults who choose to drink to do so responsibly and to fight alcohol abuse. “On behalf of Remy Amerique, Inc. we are pleased to join the Distilled Spirits Council,” said Donna H. Hartman, Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Remy Amerique, Inc. “The Council is an effective representative for the spirits industry and has a long history of encouraging responsible adult consumption of beverage alcohol and to combating all forms of beverage alcohol abuse. As an organization, Remy Amerique, Inc. is dedicated to promoting a culture that enjoys our premium brands responsibly.” Based in New York, Remy Amerique, Inc. is a private and wholly owned subsidiary of Remy Cointreau, Inc. France. The company is the exclusive U.S. importer for a variety of premium spirit and wine brands, including Remy Martin ®, Cointreau ®, Champagne Piper-Heidsieck ®, Champagne Charles Heidsieck ®, Antinori ®, Masi ®, Vietti ®, Biondi Santi ®, Haras de Pirque ®, Damrak Gin ®, The Macallan Scotch Whisky ®, The Famous Grouse ®, Mount Gay Rum ®, Galliano ®, Passoa ®, Laroche ®, Rene Junot ®, Piper Sonoma ® and Bearboat ®. The Distilled Spirits Council’s other members include Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine, Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., Barton Incorporated, Brown-Forman Corporation, Diageo, Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc., Jim Beam Brands Co./Future Brands LLC, McCormick Distilling Co., Inc., Pernod Ricard USA, David Sherman Corporation, Suntory International Corp. and Todhunter International, Inc.