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
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed HB 674, allowing the Ohio Division of Liquor Control (ODLC) to create rules to allow home delivery of distilled spirits in original containers. David Wojnar, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States vice president of state government relations, released this … Continue readingOhio Passes Legislation Leading to Home Alcohol Delivery
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
Distillers appear to be thrilled over the $2-trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by the U.S. Senate. The package included an important federal excise tax waiver for hand sanitizer produced by distillers. Prior to this passage, distillers making hand sanitizer still had to pay excise taxes … Continue readingDistillers Applaud COVID Relief Package, Demand More Action
The TTB issued the following guidance on distilleries making hand sanitizer…. Due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Acting Administrator of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has found that it is necessary or desirable to waive provisions of internal revenue … Continue readingTTB Guidance on Hand Sanitizer
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.