Distilled Spirits Review: Industry Proves Recession Resilient in 2009

‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ New York, NY – Saying the spirits industry proved to be recession resilient in 2009, Distilled Spirits Council CEO Peter Cressy today released supplier data at an annual briefing for media and analysts showing 2009 volume growth of 1.4% but revenue holding steady at $18.7 billion for the […]

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Statement by DISCUS President Peter Cressy on the passing of Beer Institute President Jeff Becker

“The Distilled Spirits Council and the entire spirits industry mourns the passing of Beer Institute President Jeff Becker and extends our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Jeff was an outstanding leader, reliable ally and a dear friend. An articulate spokesperson for the entire beverage alcohol industry, his passionate voice and forceful presence […]

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U.S. Government Booklet “Rethinking Drinking” Reinforces Responsible Decisions About Alcohol During the Holidays

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At an important briefing yesterday at the National Press Club, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism showcased an informative, free consumer booklet to encourage responsible drinking decisions during the holiday season and beyond. The brochure underscores that “Drinking can be beneficial or harmful, depending on your age and health status, […]

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