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The Distilled Spirits Council is the national trade association representing the leading producers and marketers of distilled spirits in the United States.

Since the repeal of Prohibition, DISCUS and its predecessor organizations have advocated on legislative, regulatory and public affairs issues that impact the industry, its consumers, and its business partners in the hospitality industry in Washington, D.C., state capitals and foreign countries worldwide.

The Council protects the industry from higher taxes and works diligently to reduce trade barriers across the globe, while supporting policies that increase adult market access for spirits products, provide greater convenience and choices for adult consumers, and encourage responsible and moderate consumption.

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Stay updated on the latest issues impacting the spirits industry. The DISCUS Facebook page contains news clips, action alerts and opportunities to get involved. Like us now!

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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

Understanding Moderation

Part of responsible drinking is understanding that a standard drink of beer, distilled spirits and wine each contains the same amount of alcohol. It's not what you drink, it's how much that counts.

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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

Committed to Responsibility

For more than 75 years, the spirits industry has adhered to a rigorous set of standards for beverage alcohol advertising and marketing. Click here to learn more about the Code.

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