Distilled Spirits Council Names New Craft Advisory Council Appointments

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, or DISCUS, announced new appointments to the Craft Advisory Council for the 2021-22 term. The council elected Philip McDaniel, CEO and Co-Founder of St. Augustine Distillery, as council chair and Rob Cassell, President of New Liberty, as … Continue readingDistilled Spirits Council Names New Craft Advisory Council Appointments

Distilled Spirits Council Identifies Top Foreign Trade Barriers Impacting the U.S. Spirits Sector

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) has submitted a report with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) that identifies key barriers to foreign trade that impede distilled spirits exports from the United States. These barriers include retaliatory tariffs, discriminatory taxation, import policies, … Continue readingDistilled Spirits Council Identifies Top Foreign Trade Barriers Impacting the U.S. Spirits Sector

Spirits lobby blasts Gonorrhea study

Alcohol taxes and gonorrhea. They’re apparently linked, according to a University of Florida study that published a report yesterday showing sharp gonorrhea declines after Maryland sales tax increases. “If policymakers are looking for methods to protect young people from harmful STIs, they should consider raising alcohol taxes, … Continue readingSpirits lobby blasts Gonorrhea study

Congressmen Seek to Cut Excise Taxes on Distilled Spirits

Two Congressmen introduced a bill to cut taxes on distilled spirits. Sponsors of “HR 2520: Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act of 2015,” Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) both represent states with significant distillery interests. [adrotate banner=”6″]Yarmuth obviously represents the distilling … Continue readingCongressmen Seek to Cut Excise Taxes on Distilled Spirits