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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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Results: 87 Article(s) Found.
Apr 14, 2015 09:11 PM

Statement by the Distilled Spirits Council in response to the study, “Alcohol Use in Films and Adolescent Alcohol Use” in the Journal Pediatrics

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.


DISCUS Response to “Effects of a 2009 Illinois Alcohol Tax Increase on Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes” Study

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


Distilled Spirits Council Provides Responsible Drinking PSA to TV Stations for Alcohol Awareness Month

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.

Mar 26, 2015 09:37 PM

New Study: Despite a 400% Increase in Alcohol Advertising Over 40 Years, Alcohol Consumption Remains Flat

A new study from the University of Texas provides further scientific evidence that alcohol advertising does not increase overall consumption.

Mar 26, 2015 09:28 PM

Distilled Spirits Industry Unites on Key Tax Legislation

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.

Mar 04, 2015 05:23 PM

Distilled Spirits Council CEO Announces Intention to Step Down at Year’s End

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.

Feb 03, 2015 02:53 PM

2014 U.S. Market Report: Distilled Spirits Industry Delivers Steady Growth

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.

Dec 16, 2014 05:00 PM

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

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.

Dec 01, 2014 04:57 PM

DISCUS and Ambassador Kathleen Stephens to Host Great American Whiskey Experience in Delhi, India

Washington, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States today announced that it is...

Nov 19, 2014 07:18 PM

DISCUS Hosts Sixth Annual Best Practices Media Summit for Responsible Advertising

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

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