Partner Member Program Connects Spirits Supply Chain Businesses, Industry Partners with Spirits Companies

WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced three companies have joined the organization as Partner Members in the first quarter of 2022. This brings the total number of Partner Member companies to 56.

“We created the Partner Member Program to further enhance our advocacy efforts while creating a means to receive important input and technical expertise from our industry partners on key issues facing the industry,” said Chris Swonger, president and CEO of DISCUS and “We’re proud to have these new partner members, each of which are engaged in shaping tomorrow’s distilled spirits marketplace.”

The new Partner Members are:

“As the Partner Membership Program has grown over the last three years, we’ve not only seen these companies provide additional value to our Director and Craft members, but we also have watched those industry partners forge meaningful business relationships with key players in the distilled spirits sector, which only enhances those businesses and our sector as a whole,” said Joe Donadoni, vice president of member relations at DISCUS.

Donadoni said that in the past year, more than 80 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 not available to nonmembers.

For more information, visit Partner Membership.


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.