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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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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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May 11, 2016 06:34 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Lauds Alcohol Modernization as a Win for Colorado Consumers

The Distilled Spirits Council today praised the Colorado Legislature for passing compromise legislation (SB 197), which modernizes Colorado’s alcohol laws by allowing the sale of spirits, wine and beer in grocery stores.


White House Official Meets with Washington State Distillers to Highlight Benefits of International Trade

Small distillers from across Washington state gathered today at Westland Distillery in Seattle to meet with White House Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Cabinet Secretary Gaurab Bansal to discuss the positive impact of international trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on the U.S. distilled spirits sector.

Mar 30, 2016 02:51 PM

West Virginians Can Now Enjoy Cocktails During Sunday Brunch

West Virginians can now enjoy a Bloody Mary during their Sunday brunch following legislation signed yesterday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today that changed the on-premise serving hours for alcohol from 1 p.m. to 10 a.m., if approved by local option.

Feb 23, 2016 03:25 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Testifies in Support of Governor’s Plan to End Connecticut’s Minimum Bottle Price Requirement

Governor Malloy’s proposal to end Connecticut’s minimum bottle price requirement and allow for more competitive alcohol pricing would generate $150 million in new revenue for the state – and between $5.2 to $8.1 million annually in new excise and sales taxes, according to economic analysis presented during testimony today by Distilled Spirits Vice President Jay Hibbard before the Connecticut Legislature.​

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 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 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.

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.

Oct 30, 2015 04:24 PM

The Hill 2015 Top Association Lobbyists List Includes Two from Distilled Spirits Council

The Hill, one of Washington D.C.’s premier publications covering Congress, the Administration and politics, named two Distilled Spirits Council lobbyists on its 2015 Association Top Lobbyists List. Mark Gorman, Senior Vice President, Office of Government Relations, and David Culver, Vice President, Office of Government Relations, were the only lobbyists included who represent beverage alcohol associations.​

Oct 16, 2015 01:14 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Calls on MBTA to Allow Alcohol Advertisements

The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), representing distillers of all sizes, called on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to lift the ban on alcohol advertisements.

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