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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.
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The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), representing over 135 distillers of all sizes, announced today the appointment of Kelley McDonough as its new Director of Public Relations, based in New York.
At Huber Winery, a Family Fun Park
"We always understood that not everybody drinks alcohol," says Ted Huber, president, Huber Orchard & Vineyard and Starlight Distillery.
The Distilled Spirits Council, representing over 100 distillers of all sizes, today urged the House to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which will further open markets for U.S. distilled spirits exports.
Over 45 large and small distilled spirits producers from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. June 8-10 for the sixth annual Public Policy Conference hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS).
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States today announced that it is sponsoring an export promotion at Vinexpo 2015 in Bordeaux France June 14-18 designed to showcase American distilled spirits products in one of the industry’s top trade shows. Partnering with the U.S. Bartenders Guild on an educational seminar for convention attendees, the Council will highlight the global resurgence of the cocktail, an American invention, along with the unique heritage and style of American spirits.
A new bipartisan bill to cut federal excise taxes on distillers of all sizes has been introduced by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) announced today.
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