Distilled Spirits Council Statement on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Action to Ban Alcohol Advertising on City Property

The Distilled Spirits Council today issued the following statement from Distilled Spirits Council Vice President Jay Hibbard: The mayor’s decision to ban alcohol advertising is misguided and unsupported by the scientific research. The research is clear – parents and other adults are the most influential factors in a youth’s decision whether or not to drink […]

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Texas Senate and House recognize April as Alcohol Responsibility Month

The Texas Senate and House of Representatives today recognized April as Alcohol Responsibility Month as “a welcome opportunity to call attention to the work that must be done to further reduce the tragic impact of drunk driving and underage drinking in Texas.” The Senate and House approved SR 536 by Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, and […]

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Responsibility.org partners with WSWA to launch Think Responsibly campaign

Responsibility.org today launched Think Responsibly, a new campaign directed to millennial adults, in partnership with Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) at the wholesalers’ 76th annual convention in Orlando. The campaign, geared toward millennials of legal purchase age who choose to drink, aims to […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Reports Ninth Straight Year of Record Spirits Sales, Market Share Gains

American Whiskey Exports Take Hit From Tariffs The Distilled Spirits Council today reported at its annual economic briefing that 2018 marked the ninth straight year of record spirits sales and volumes, reflecting continued market share gains. Supplier sales were up over 5.1 percent, rising $1.3 billion to a total of $27.5 billion, while volumes rose […]

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2018 Monitoring the Future Survey: 12th Grade Underage & Binge Drinking Rates at Historic Lows

A major Federal study released today reported that underage and binge drinking rates among 12th graders are at their lowest levels since the study’s inception in 1975. According to the 2018 Monitoring the Future Survey, jointly released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the University of Michigan, the proportion of 12th grade […]

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Distilled Spirits Council: Modernization Continues 85 Years After Prohibition Repeal

On the 85th Anniversary of Prohibition Repeal, the Distilled Spirits Council toasts to the spirits renaissance and continued modernization of alcohol laws and regulations across the country. The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified December 5, 1933, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to Prohibition in America. Since Prohibition Repeal 85 […]

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Response to North-American Interfraternity Conference’s New Alcohol Policy By Distilled Spirits Council Interim CEO Clarkson Hine

The North-American Interfraternity Conference is to be commended for taking steps to address alcohol abuse among fraternity members, but to be effective, policies should treat all forms of alcohol equally. While well-intentioned, implementing a policy that bans distilled spirits products while continuing to permit beer and wine is misguided and not supported by the science.  […]

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American Heart Association Journal: Moderate Alcohol Consumption One of Five Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors That Could Significantly Improve Longevity

A new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation confirms that moderate alcohol consumption is one of five healthy lifestyle behaviors that could help people live longer. The study found those who consumed alcohol in moderation had a lower risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease deaths than those who did not drink.

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Leading Government Survey Does Not Support Claims That Alcohol Use Disorder is on the Rise in the United States

Washington, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council today issued the following statement in response to claims published in JAMA Psychiatry that suggest alcohol use disorder is on the rise in the United States. “While any amount of alcohol abuse is too much, the claims published in JAMA Psychiatry do not comport with findings of the […]

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