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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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Feb 02, 2016 04:00 PM

Distilled Spirits Deliver Steady Sales Growth of 4.1 Percent in 2015

Distilled spirits delivered another year of steady growth in 2015 with supplier sales up 4.1 percent and volumes up 2.3 percent, the Distilled Spirits Council announced today at its annual briefing for media and Wall Street analysts. Distilled spirits suppliers and marketers also marked the sixth straight year of increasing their market share relative to beer in 2015.

Jan 15, 2016 11:04 PM


Industry leaders, government officials and digital media experts from across the country gathered January 14 in Washington, D.C., at the Distilled Spirits Council’s (DISCUS) Seventh Annual Best Practices Media Summit for a full-day conference focusing on social media and compliance with the DISCUS Responsible Advertising Code.

Jan 07, 2016 05:36 PM

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Reaffirm Moderate Drinking As Part of a Healthy Adult Diet

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, issued today, emphasize that American adults who choose to drink should do so in moderation; reaffirm the definition of a standard drink for beer, wine and distilled spirits; and adopt the new terminology “drink-equivalents.”

Dec 18, 2015 06:05 PM

Oklahoma Bartenders Ring in the New Year with Seasonal Cocktails

With the introduction of new mixologists and unique seasonal cocktail menus, Oklahoma’s cocktail culture is full steam ahead.

Dec 16, 2015 05:05 PM

U.S. Government Reports Teen Drinking Rates Hit New Historic Lows

The 2015 Monitoring the Future Survey released today reported that teen underage drinking and binge drinking rates are at their lowest levels since the study’s inception in 1975, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

Dec 14, 2015 04:00 PM

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Hosts ‘Great American Whiskey Experience’ in India

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), today hosted the 'Great American Whiskey Experience', a one-of-a-kind tasting session at the residence of Scott Sindelar, Minister Counsellor of Agriculture Affairs in Delhi.

Dec 10, 2015 11:07 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Blasts Bogus Univ. of Florida Study Claiming Alcohol Tax Hikes Decrease Gonorrhea

The Distilled Spirits Council today blasted a University of Florida study, which claimed that gonorrhea rates in Maryland decreased as a result of 2011 alcohol sales tax hike in the state, calling it “intellectually dishonest.”

Dec 10, 2015 03:03 PM

Latest Alcohol Proposal Fails to Modernize Liquor System

Moving wine but not spirits into grocery stores will cost the Commonwealth millions in lost tax revenue and fails to provide consumers the convenience they demand, according to the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), which strongly opposes this aspect of the state budget deal.

Dec 03, 2015 02:42 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Celebrates 82nd Anniversary of Prohibition Repeal

Eighty-two years after Prohibition Repeal, states across the country have greatly modernized their alcohol laws, but some remnants of Prohibition continue to linger, according to the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS).

Nov 30, 2015 03:14 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Says TPP Will Help Industry By Protecting American Products and Opening Markets

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, representing over 135 distillers of all sizes, today said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, once implemented, will benefit the U.S. distilled spirits industry by opening markets for its products. The historic trade agreement, the text of which was released on November 5, includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.

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