“DISCUS, its board and its members stand together in celebrating the many significant contributions Harvey Chaplin has made over his more than seven decades in our great industry. Harvey was an industry giant who propelled the spirits industry forward through innovation, adaptation and modernization. From his start in the mailroom at Schenley Industries to his role as chairman and CEO at Southern, Harvey spent his life building a better future for the alcohol industry that we now get to enjoy because of the great progress he achieved throughout his career.

“We are deeply saddened by his passing and share the admiration of so many for his unquantifiable impact on the industry and the people who work within it. Harvey will always have a place in the long history of the spirits industry, and we are grateful for the leadership and expertise he so graciously shared with us. Our hearts are heavy and go out to his family and all those who knew and loved him. We toast to you, Harvey.”