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Distilled Spirits Industry Beginning to Rebound From Recession

Consumers Returning to Super Premium Spirits Products– New York, NY – The distilled spirits industry is showing signs of recovery but policy makers need to refrain from increasing tax burdens because the economy is not out of the woods yet, Distilled Spirits Council CEO Peter Cressy said today at an annual industry briefing for media […]

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Sunday alcohol sales: a lot of debate about liquor

There’s been a lot of talk about liquor on Oxford’s downtown square as this Mississippi college town considers Sunday alcohol sales. Some see it as a transgression of the Lord’s Day; others a time to put religious reservations aside. A growing list of cities and counties in the Bible Belt and beyond have shrugged off […]

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Will the Recession Doom the Last Sunday Blue Laws?

A handful of state legislatures have declared it’s closing time for Sunday alcohol sales restrictions, saying an extra day of sales could give their foundering budgets a much-needed shot of revenue. Those states — Georgia, Connecticut, Texas, Alabama and Minnesota — enjoy overwhelming voter support for an extra day of sales, but face opposition from […]

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Toast to “Sex and the City” on the Big Screen

Washington, DC – As “Sex and the City” makes the leap to the big screen, the Distilled Spirits Council suggests cocktail ideas for those planning after- movie parties. From Cosmos to Martinis to Manhattans, “Sex and the City” helped to breathe new life into a cocktail age not seen in this country since the pre-prohibition […]

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DISCUS Review/2008 Forecast: Eighth Consecutive Year of Growth in 2007; Prediction: Growth Will Continue Despite Challenging Economy

New York, NY – The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) reported today that in 2007 distilled spirits grew for the eighth straight year, with sales up 5.6% totaling $18.2 billion and volume rising 2.4% to 181.5 million cases as consumers continued their fascination with cocktails and high-end products.  The Council also reported that, despite a weakening […]

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Local D.C. Stars To Shake Up James Beard Media Awards

Washington Shines As Cocktail Capital WASHINGTON – Wall Street Journal Spirits columnist Eric Felten and local D.C. Cocktail King Todd Thrasher (Restaurant Eve, PX) will design and present libations as celebrity mixologists for the May 6th James Beard Media Awards–the Oscars of the culinary world– sponsored by the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS). Eric Felten, whose “How’s Your Drink” […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Raises a Glass to the Spirits of Past Presidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Throughout American history, numerous occupants of the Oval Office have been integral to the legacy of distilled spirits, and have even been known for creating their own signature cocktail.  This President’s Day, in honor of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other great presidents who have helped shape America, the Distilled Spirits Council […]

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