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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Awarded Additional $400,000 in USDA Funding to Mitigate Impact of Retaliatory Tariffs

Two New Positions Created to Run Council’s Export Promotion Activities WASHINGTON, DC – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced that it applied for and was […]

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Distillers Head to Capitol Hill to Urge Support for Spirits Tax Cut Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – More than 150 distillers from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. July 22-24 for the distilled spirits industry’s 10th annual Public Policy Conference, co-hosted by […]

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DISCUS Unveils Interactive Summary of State Laws and Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today unveiled its new interactive Summary of State Laws and Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits tool, a database for current laws, […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Statement in Response to USTR’s Proposed Retaliation List, Which Includes Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey, and Other EU Whiskies

“We strongly oppose the inclusion of distilled spirits products in any proposed retaliation list.  These tariffs, if imposed, will have numerous unintended negative consequences on U.S. jobs, U.S. consumers and […]

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Texas Governor Signs Bill to Relax Limits on Liquor Store Ownership and Promote a Free Market in the Lone Star State

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today signed into law historic legislation that will promote a free and fair market for liquor store ownership in the Lone Star State. Abbott signed   HB 1545 […]

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