Three Companies Join DISCUS Partner Membership Program in Q4 2022

WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced three companies have joined the organization as Partner Members in the fourth quarter of 2022.

“We are thrilled to welcome these three innovative companies to our Partner Member Program, as they bring a wealth of expertise and resources to the table,” said Joe Donadoni, chief of member services and business development at DISCUS and “Their contributions will greatly enhance our advocacy efforts and help shape the future of the distilled spirits industry. We look forward to working together to drive growth and success for all stakeholders in the industry.”

The new Partner Members are:

  • Edinburgh Whisky Academy: A leading provider of certified (SQA) Scotch Whisky education. The academy provides online and in-person courses that equip employees with the knowledge and confidence to excel in a variety of roles.
  • Steric Systems: Steric Systems has developed a patent-pending electromagnetic process for spirits that dramatically reduces “burn” and harshness, while opening up flavors. The system uses both portable or installed high-volume machines to process from 300 gallons to over 1000 gallons per hour. Steric Systems has a variety of cost-effective solutions for producers of all sizes.
  • Council of Whiskey Masters: An education and certification non-profit focused on education for scotch, bourbon, and all global whiskies. Their advisory board includes top names from across the global whiskey industry.

Donadoni said that in the past year, more than 100 representatives of Partner Member companies have participated in high-profile thought-leadership opportunities, including Ask the Expert sessions, the DISCUS Annual Conference, industry-wide webinars, and DISCUS Academy.

Partner Members also receive discounted member pricing and early access to sponsorship opportunities for the DISCUS Annual Conference.

The DISCUS Partner Membership Program features different membership package options and is offered to persons, firms, corporations and associations engaged in the distilled spirits supply chains and related businesses. Through the Partner Membership Program, the organization provides partner members with opportunities to connect with spirits industry leaders to exchange thoughts, resources and expertise, and provide support on critical issues that impact the industry at-large.

Depending on the chosen membership level, benefits include access to DISCUS expertise and analysis; interaction with spirits industry leaders and access to exclusive industry events; thought leadership and business development opportunities; signage at DISCUS events and inclusion of partner member logos on the DISCUS website; real-time state and federal issue tracking and legislative updates; and unique sponsorship opportunities.

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The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States is the leading voice and advocate for distilled spirits in the U.S., advocating on legislative, regulatory and public affairs issues impacting the distilled spirits sector at the local, state, federal and international levels. DISCUS members are committed to responsibility and encourage adults who drink to do so in moderation.