Distilled Spirits Council Testifies at Senate Hearing on Importance of Spirits Outlet Expansion in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. – David Wojnar, vice president of state government relations for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), testified today at a Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing that an increase in spirits outlets will result in convenience for consumers and increased revenue for the commonwealth. “Pennsylvania drastically lags behind other control states in the number of spirits […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Texas Distilled Spirits Association and Texas Whiskey Association Announce Partnership on “Spirits United” Grassroots Platform

WASHINGTON –  The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), America’s leading advocate for the distilled spirits industry, today announced that the Texas Distilled Spirits Association (TDSA) and the Texas Whiskey Association (TXWA) have joined Spirits United as partners to expand the grassroots network in the Lone Star State. The Spirits United platform features important information […]

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U.S. Alcohol Trade Groups Call for End to Tariffs on EU Spirits and Wine

UPDATED RELEASE: Oct. 7, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. alcohol trade groups urged an end to tariffs on EU distilled spirits and wine following the United States decision announced today to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imports of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Single Malt Irish Whiskey from Northern Ireland, liqueurs and cordials, and wine […]

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PA House Liquor Control Committee Fights for Consumers, Passes Bill to Repeal Flexible Pricing Program

Today, the Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee passed HB 1512, a bill to repeal the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) flexible pricing program. Last week, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) Chief Economist David Ozgo and President and CEO of the American Distilled Spirits Association Matt Dogali testified before the committee to highlight the harmful impacts this […]

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PLCB Liquor Pricing Scheme Harms Pennsylvania Consumers

          Contact: Ainsley Holyfield 202-549-6797 Spirits Industry Leaders Urge Legislators to Repeal Flexible Pricing HARRISBURG, Pa. – Distilled spirits industry officials testified today before the Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee regarding the harmful consumer impacts caused by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) Flexible Pricing Program. Among those who testified were Distilled Spirits […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Urges Congress to Support Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Craft Distillers Face 400% Tax Hike Without Congressional Action In a letter sent today to members of Congress, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States President and CEO Chris Swonger urged legislators to “join the bipartisan and bicameral effort to support America’s vibrant small businesses” by co-cosponsoring the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. […]

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Spirits Industry to Convene at Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Inaugural Conference

Registration Open for Marquee Industry Event WASHINGTON– The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced it will host its Inaugural Conference on Feb. 17-19, 2020, at the Omni Hotel in Louisville, KY. “For the first time in our history, we’re bringing together […]

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U.S. Distilled Spirits Industry Leaders Launch “Spirits United” Grassroots Platform to Mobilize Community of Spirits Advocates

Spirits United , a new multifaceted grassroots tool aimed at bringing together a broad base of spirits advocates from industry professionals to consumers, was formally launched today by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), American Distilling Institute (ADI) and TIPS. The Spirits United platform features important information on key issues facing the spirits industry, […]

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U.S. Retaliatory Tariffs Could Cost up to 78,600 Jobs in U.S. Beverage Alcohol & Hospitality Sectors

Alcohol Trade Groups Urge USTR Not to Impose Retaliatory Tariffs on EU Spirits & Wines  WASHINGTON, DC – Up to 78,600 jobs in the U.S. beverage alcohol and hospitality sectors could be lost if distilled spirits, wine and non-alcoholic beer are included on the final U.S. list of European Union (EU) products targeted for retaliatory […]

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North Carolina Governor Signs Bill Allowing Spirits Tastings in ABC Stores

Governor Roy Cooper signed into law today new legislation allowing North Carolina consumers the opportunity to sample distilled spirits products at tasting events held in state ABC stores. “Today’s spirits consumers are fascinated by cocktail culture and want to learn more about the heritage and taste profile of different types of distilled spirits,” said David […]

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