Japan Officially Recognizes ‘Bourbon,’ ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ as Distinctive U.S. Products

Japan recently became the 44th country to officially recognize “Bourbon” and “Tennessee Whiskey” as distinctive products of the United States, according to an announcement by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).   “This recognition ensures that only Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey that are … Continue readingJapan Officially Recognizes ‘Bourbon,’ ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ as Distinctive U.S. Products

USDA Awards Distilled Spirits Council $1.12 Million to Promote Spirits Exports

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) announced it was granted $1,121,789 through its partnership with the USDA’s Market Access Program to promote American spirits exports in 2022, a nearly 100 percent increase over 2021 funding levels. Total exports resulting directly from DISCUS … Continue readingUSDA Awards Distilled Spirits Council $1.12 Million to Promote Spirits Exports

Simulated Sour Mash Product Wins at DISCUS’ First-Ever ‘Innovation Showcase’

Lallemand DistilaBact LP, a dried bacteria product available to the distilling market, was named the grand winner of the Distilled Spirits Council’s first-ever “Innovation Showcase” competition at the 2021 DISCUS Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. The winning product, which was presented during the Shark Tank-style competition … Continue readingSimulated Sour Mash Product Wins at DISCUS’ First-Ever ‘Innovation Showcase’

Amorim Cork America Joins Distilled Spirits Council

Amorim Cork America announced it has joined the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the U.S. spirits industry’s advocate in Washington and the nation’s state capitals, as a partner member to engage in shaping tomorrow’s spirits marketplace. The largest producer of natural cork … Continue readingAmorim Cork America Joins Distilled Spirits Council

Distilled Spirits Council Forms Committee to Drive Diversity, Equity

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States has formed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee designed to identify and define immediate and long-term actions to take to build more diverse and inclusive opportunities for spirits industry professionals. The new committee will be chaired by … Continue readingDistilled Spirits Council Forms Committee to Drive Diversity, Equity

Distilled Spirits Council President Praises Proposed Drunk Driving Legislation

Chris R. Swonger, president and CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and Responsibility.org announced support for the bipartisan Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone Act.  The RIDE Act would expand the nation’s ongoing efforts to develop effective and unobtrusive automotive technology. … Continue readingDistilled Spirits Council President Praises Proposed Drunk Driving Legislation