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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Seasoned PR Pro Maggie Quinn Joins Distilled Spirits Council as NY-based Public Relations Director

The Distilled Spirits Council, representing over 150 distillers of all sizes, announced today the appointment of Maggie Quinn as its new Director of Public Relations, based in New York. In her new role at the Council, Quinn will promote spirits trends, cocktail culture and industry heritage through media relations, special events and media tours, as […]

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New Poll Finds Consumers Prefer Distilled Spirits Over Beer, Wine: Preference for Cocktails Among Most Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  A new Morning Consult survey , with a nationwide sample of more than 2,000 adults, finds that “a plurality of Americans prefer liquor drinks.” According to the poll, 39 percent of consumers prefer distilled spirits, either in a cocktail or straight, 32 percent prefer beer, 25 percent prefer wine. These findings reflect trends in the […]

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Distilled Spirits Council to Showcase American Spirits in the United Kingdom

The Distilled Spirits Council today announced that it is conducting an export promotion initiative in London, United Kingdom September 20 and 21 for 23 small and large distillers, designed to showcase American distilled spirits products in one of the most important markets for U.S. distilled spirits.

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Distilled Spirits Sector Gains Market Share for the Seventh Consecutive Year

The distilled spirits sector achieved accelerated growth in 2016 with supplier sales up 4.5 percent to $25.2 billion, volumes up 2.4 percent to 220 million cases and a seventh straight year of market share gains relative to beer, the Distilled Spirits Council announced today at its annual economic briefing for media and Wall Street analysts, […]

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