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
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
Last week, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Bolivia’s Foreign Minister Karen Longaric signed an agreement to officially recognize each countries native distilled spirits.
Two months after Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner received a light sentence for sexual assault, university President John L. Hennessy banned distilled spirits on campus. Turner blamed intoxication for his actions in the trial dubbed the “Stanford Rape Case,” horrible PR for the school. And … Continue readingSorry, Stanford, No Bourbon For You
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
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