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’

North Carolina Passes Law Allowing Distilleries to Sell Spirits on Sundays

Beginning Oct. 3, North Carolina consumers will be able to purchase distilled spirits at distilleries on Sundays under a historic new law signed by Governor Roy Cooper late last week. The legislation, HB 890, will provide much-needed revenue to the state’s distillers as well as … Continue readingNorth Carolina Passes Law Allowing Distilleries to Sell Spirits on Sundays

Campari Group Joins Responsibility.org

Responsibility.org announced Campari Group has joined its list of member companies. As the sixth largest spirits supplier in the world, Campari Group will support the organization’s mission to end impaired driving, eliminate underage drinking and promote responsible consumption. “We are proud to welcome Campari Group … Continue readingCampari Group Joins Responsibility.org