Distilled Spirits Council Issues 2011 Summary of State Laws

Thirty-sixth Edition Containing Comprehensive Review Now Available WASHINGTON, DC — The Distilled Spirits Council released today the 36th edition of the Summary of State Laws & Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits, its compendium of beverage alcohol regulation in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Summary of State Laws & Regulations […]

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“Spirit of Mount Vernon” Industry Heritage Dinner and Rare Auction Raises $214,000 for Historic Mount Vernon

George Washington Spirits Society Inducts 3 New Members Including U.S. Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee WASHINGTON, DC –  The Distilled Spirits Council’s tenth annual “Spirit of Mount Vernon” heritage dinner and rare spirits auction held last night on the lawn of Mount Vernon raised $214,000 for education programs at Historic Mount Vernon, bringing the […]

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Distill Like a President

George Washington’s Apple Brandy Distilled 18th Century Style at Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, VA —  Master Distillers got into the harvest season spirit this week at George Washington’s Distillery, in recreating the Founding Father’s historic apple brandy in his reconstructed distillery at Mount Vernon, Virginia. The project, sponsored by Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Statement on the Passing of Owsley Brown II

Statement Attributed to Peter H. Cressy Distilled Spirits Council President and CEO “The Distilled Spirits Council and the entire industry mourn the passing of Owsley Brown II.  He represented the very best of American business leadership with the strongest emphasis on community and social responsibility.  A visionary who was the architect of Brown Forman’s global […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Issues New Social Media Marketing Guidelines

European Spirits Group Issues Coordinating Announcement Washington, DC – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today issued new guidelines for responsible alcohol advertising and marketing on social networking sites and other digital communications platforms, effective September 30. The guidelines apply to all branded digital marketing communications, including social networking sites, websites, blogs, […]

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CDC Study Recognizes Moderate Alcohol Consumption As One of Four Key Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Washington, DC – A new study by the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that moderate alcohol consumption is one of four healthy lifestyle behaviors that help people live longer. According to the CDC, the four lifestyle behaviors were: having never smoked, eating a healthy diet, getting regular physical activity, and moderate alcohol […]

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RARE WASHINGTON LETTER GOES ON DISPLAY AT MT. VERNON DISTILLERY JULY 1-4th

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A rare, 18th century letter penned by the first President and country’s most famous distiller, George Washington, will be on public display for the first time at the George Washington Distillery at Mount Vernon in honor of the July 4th holiday weekend.  The public display coincides with the release of a limited […]

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Distilled Spirits Industry Updates Advertising Guidelines Based on Newly-Released Census Data

Distillers Adopt 71.6% 21+ Demographic Placement Standard Washington, DC — The Distilled Spirits Council today increased the demographic placement standard in its Code of Responsible Advertising Practices to reflect the 2010 Census data released this morning showing that 71.6 percent of the U.S. population is 21 years of age and older. “The Census is the […]

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INTRA-INDUSTRY FEUD FORCES MAJOR ALCOHOL SUPPLIERS TO SEND LETTER TO CONGRESS OPPOSING “HR 1161”

Washington, DC – In a letter today to Members of Congress, all major alcohol supplier trade associations strongly denounced the wholesaler-crafted HR 1161 – the so-called “CARE Act.” The letter said the bill would “undermine the free-market system enshrined in the Constitution” and urged Members of Congress not to get involved in this intra-industry dispute.The […]

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BEER, WINE AND SPIRITS PRODUCERS URGE CONGRESS TO REJECT THE “COMMUNITY ALCOHOL REGULATORY EFFECTIVENESS” ACT OF 2011

Beer, Wine, Spirits Producer and Importer Associations Oppose Bill Allowing States to Discriminate Against Consumers WASHINGTON (March 17, 2011) – The Brewers Association, WineAmerica, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Wine Institute, Beer Institute and the National Association of Beverage Importers, associations representing virtually all alcohol beverages sold in the 50 states, today called […]

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