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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.
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.
Statement attributed to Peter Cressy, Distilled Spirits Council President and CEO in response to the OECD Report, “Tackling the harmful use of alcohol – Economics and public health policies”
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States announces its Spring 2015 American Whiskey Trail (AWT) media tour May 11-15. This heritage and tourism initiative is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program (MAP), and will take a delegation of journalists from various international publications on an exploration of the history of whiskey-making in America.
The study’s assertion that movie portrayals of alcohol consumption are driving an increase in underage drinking is completely discredited by U.S. government surveys showing that underage and binge drinking rates are at historic lows.
Statement by David Ozgo, Senior Vice President for Economic and Strategic Analysis for the Distilled Spirits Council, in response to the study, “Effects of a 2009 Illinois Alcohol Tax Increase on Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes” in the American Journal of Public Health
To mark Alcohol Awareness Month, the Distilled Spirits Council and the National Association of Broadcasters are making available a moderation and responsible drinking public service announcement (PSA) to local television stations around the country.
A new study from the University of Texas provides further scientific evidence that alcohol advertising does not increase overall consumption.
Trade associations representing both large and small distillers announced today they are uniting to advocate for legislation to reduce the federal excise tax on distilled spirits.
After nearly 16 years of outstanding service to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and to the spirits industry, Dr. Peter H. Cressy announced to the DISCUS Board of Directors at its annual meeting last week his desire to step down as CEO at the end of 2015.
New York, NY – The distilled spirits industry faced another challenging year and succeeded in continuing its track record of steady sales growth, the Distilled Spirits Council reported today at its annual industry briefing for media and Wall Street analysts.
WASHINGTON — The major Federal study of youth behavior released today reported that underage drinking and binge drinking are at their lowest levels since the study’s inception in 1975, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.