DISCUS Monitoring COVID-19 Industry News

Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizer to Fight COVID-19

We are in this together! There are hundreds of distillers producing hand sanitizer for communities across the US to fight COVID-19. They are #DistillersUnited4ACause.

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Beverage Alcohol Industry Calls for Equal Tax Treatment for Imports Amid COVID-19 Crisis to Protect Jobs

WASHINGTON — In a letter sent April 23 to Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, U.S. beverage alcohol associations urged the Administration to provide parity in the deferral of federal excise taxes payment for domestic and imported wine, beer and distilled spirits in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. (Click here to view the letter) . Earlier this month, the U.S. Alcohol […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Creates a COVID-19 Hand Sanitizer Connection Portal

Portal connects distillers with resources for ingredients, supplies, distribution WASHINGTON — The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today launched an online portal to assist hundreds of distillers who are producing hand sanitizer to help solve the national shortage created by the COVID-19 pandemic. DISCUS has worked closely with regulators to overcome regulatory hurdles, and distillers now have clear direction to […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Member Companies Donate More Than $8.37 Million to U.S. Bartenders Guild Foundation Emergency Relief Fund and Other Charitable Organizations

 — Members Unite to Support Hospitality Industry COVID-19 Relief Efforts– WASHINGTON —The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) announced today that its member companies are collectively donating more than $8.37 million to the U.S. Bartenders Guild Foundation and other charities to support COVID-19 relief efforts. “By banding together, DISCUS members are making a […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Honors Spirits Industry Icons at Inaugural Conference Awards Dinner

LOUISVILLE, Ky.– More than 350 spirits industry professionals joined the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) in honoring industry leaders at an awards dinner at the DISCUS inaugural conference in Louisville, Ky. The event, emceed by Fred Minnick, Wall Street Journal-bestselling author, bourbon curator and taster, took place on Tuesday evening at the […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the US Hosts Inaugural Annual Conference Feb. 17-19 in Louisville, KY

The Distilled Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced the line-up for its sold-out February 17-19 Inaugural Annual Conference at the Omni Hotel in Louisville, KY.  “Forging a Modern Distilled Spirits Marketplace” features prominent public officials, spirits producers, industry and trade association leaders, as well as experts in operating in the next generation of […]

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Including Spirits in NY Bottle Bill Will Cost Businesses, Consumers

WASHINGTON – A recent study released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation suggests expanding the NY bottle bill to include wine and liquor, but the study’s own research shows the move would impact approximately 4,500 businesses. Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) Vice President of State Government Relations Jay Hibbard released the following […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Celebrates 85th Anniversary of Code of Responsible Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today marked the 85th anniversary of the Code of Responsible Practices , a set of voluntary advertising and marketing guidelines first adopted by the spirits industry within months of the repeal of Prohibition. “Eighty-five years ago, leaders in the spirits industry showed a great sense of duty […]

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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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