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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.

Nov 19, 2014 03:25 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Response to Alcohol Tax Study

Washington, DC – “At a time when the CDC is under constant fire for mismanaging numerous crises, it is yet again wasting millions of tax dollars on blatant anti-alcohol advocacy research.

Nov 10, 2014 07:54 PM

Media Preview George Washington Peach Brandy at George Washington’s Distillery

MOUNT VERNON, VA – International journalists gathered at George Washington’s Distillery this morning to observe 18th Century-style distilling techniques and preview taste a limited edition George Washington Peach Brandy Eau De Vie.

Oct 15, 2014 05:48 PM

DISCUS Hosts 13th Annual “Spirit of Mount Vernon” Heritage Dinner and Rare Auction

WASHINGTON, DC – The Distilled Spirits Council’s 13th annual “Spirit of Mount Vernon” heritage dinner and rare spirits auction held last night on the lawn of Mount Vernon raised over $400,000 for Mount Vernon and $50,000 for the Wounded Warriors Family Support Program. This brings the grand total for the history of this event to over $3.25 million.

Oct 07, 2014 03:07 PM

30 US Distillers Hold Tasting with Ambassador John Emerson at US Embassy in Berlin

Berlin – Thirty American distillers showcased their fine spirits products yesterday at a media briefing and American spirits tasting hosted by U.S. Ambassador John Emerson at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

Oct 06, 2014 07:55 PM

Rare George Washington Rye Whiskey Signed by President Clinton to be Auctioned at Mount Vernon Gala on Oct. 14

MOUNT VERNON, VA – A bottle of the first-ever limited edition George Washington’s Distillery Straight Rye whiskey signed by former President Bill Clinton will be the highlight of a live auction October 14 at the “Spirit of Mount Vernon” gala event, sponsored by the Distilled Spirits Council on the lawn of the First President’s Mount Vernon estate. The annual dinner and auction raise several hundred thousand dollars for Mount Vernon’s educational mission and, this year, the Wounded Warrior Family​

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