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

Distilled Spirits Council Announces DISCUS Academy for Industry Education

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the advocacy organization for the U.S. spirits industry, announced the launch of DISCUS Academy to provide education and training for distilled spirits industry professionals. The education courses will be available to both DISCUS members and non-members, … Continue readingDistilled Spirits Council Announces DISCUS Academy for Industry Education

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