Below is a Statement by Distilled Spirits Council President & CEO Chris Swonger 

in Response to New Beer Institute Website Attacking Spirits

“It’s clear the beer industry is desperate after years of losing market share to distilled spirits. Despite the fact the beer industry has for decades enjoyed significant distribution and tax advantages – with a tax rate that is more than two times lower than spirits – they are still losing consumers. It’s unfortunate big beer companies would stoop to the level of using misleading information to attack the spirits sector and its consumers, rather than investing in beer products that consumers actually want to buy.”