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

Distilled Spirits Council Accepted to EPA ENERGY STAR Program

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States announced it has been accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a partner of its ENERGY STAR program. As part of this partnership, the Spirits Council will promote tools and insights provided by the program to … Continue readingDistilled Spirits Council Accepted to EPA ENERGY STAR Program

Good News, Bad News: Distilled Spirits Council Releases 2020 Economic Report

While the coronavirus pandemic that took over the world in early 2020 brought with it human suffering and death, it also brought plenty of economic suffering, and the hospitality industry was one that was hit hard. Combined with international trade tariffs that offered a completely … Continue readingGood News, Bad News: Distilled Spirits Council Releases 2020 Economic Report