August 11, 2020

Distilled Spirits Council Science Advisor Testifies at Dietary Guidelines Virtual Hearing Against Proposal to Change Moderate Drinking Definition  Proposal is “seriously flawed” and “not supported by preponderance of evidence” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Sam Zakhari, science advisor to the Distilled Spirits Council and a former division director at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and […]

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August 05, 2020

  Distilled Spirits Council and American Craft Spirits Association Co-Host Annual Public Policy Conference September 15-16 Registration for Virtual Conference Now Open WASHINGTON, D.C. – Distillers from across the country will gather virtually September 15-16 for the distilled spirits industry’s annual Public Policy Conference co-hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) […]

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August 04, 2020

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation yesterday to allow home delivery of spirits and spirits tastings in off-premise retail stores. “Both home delivery of spirits and package store tastings will help modernize the marketplace while benefitting consumers and local businesses in Georgia,” said Jay Hibbard, Distilled Spirits Council Vice President of State Government Relations. “We […]

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July 31, 2020

During a hearing today before the Maine Joint Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted testimony in support of LR 3333 , legislation to extend the sale of cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars. The testimony, submitted by DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations Jay Hibbard, underscored that […]

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July 27, 2020

End Spirits, Wine and Beer Tariffs:  Industry Calls for U.S. and EU to End Trade Dispute Urgently to Save Jobs WASHINGTON – In a show of transatlantic unity, 17 associations representing the U.S. and European beverage alcohol sectors submitted comments today to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in opposition to the U.S. government’s proposal to […]

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July 24, 2020

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Statement in response to the Airbus statement   regarding the WTO civil aircraft dispute “U.S. distillers welcome today’s announcement regarding Airbus.  We hope that this is a significant step toward resolving this longstanding trade dispute that will result in the prompt elimination of tariffs on U.S. and EU distilled spirits.  […]

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