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Results: 75 Article(s) Found.
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​

 
Sep 30, 2014 04:52 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Sponsors Germany Export Promotion

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States today announced that it is sponsoring an export promotion in Germany Oct. 6-8 for nearly 30 small and large distillers, designed to showcase American whiskeys and other products in one of Europe’s most important markets.

 
Sep 09, 2014 10:30 PM

Statement on the Passing of Jim Rees, Former Mount Vernon President

The DISCUS Board of Directors noted today with great regret and sadness the passing of James C. Rees, the recently retired, long-time President of George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

 
Jul 17, 2014 07:26 PM

DISCUS Hosts Great American Whiskey Experience With U.S. Ambassador Kirk Wagar at the Residence in Singapore

Washington, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States today announced that it is sponsoring the Great American Whiskey Experience, an export promotion for local media and beverage industry executives in Singapore, with Ambassador Kirk Wagar at his Residence on July 23rd.

 
Jun 17, 2014 07:17 PM

DISCUS Statement in Response to Binge Drinking Study

Statement by Frank Coleman, SVP, Distilled Spirits Council, in response to the study, “Beverage and brand-specific binge alcohol consumption among underage youth in the United States,” in the Journal of Substance Use

 
Jun 12, 2014 08:23 PM

CDC National Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Teen Drinking Rates Reach Historic Low

WASHINGTON — A major CDC survey released today reported that underage drinking rates among 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders are at their lowest levels since the survey’s inception in 1991, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

 
May 20, 2014 03:18 PM

Agave Loco Joins Distilled Spirits Council

WASHINGTON, DC – The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) announced today that Agave Loco Brands of Highland Park, Illinois, a rapidly growing spirits producer has become the liquor industry organization’s 16th member. Agave Loco Brands’s portfolio includes Agave Loco Pepper-Cured Tequila, and its chief product RumChata, a rapidly growing rum cream brand.

 
May 16, 2014 08:46 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Showcases Over 16 U.S. Spirits Brands at U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in Austria

Vienna, Austria – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States will participate in a major reception and tasting event at U.S. Ambassador Alexa Wesner’s private residence in Vienna on Thursday, May 22nd and will feature over 16 American Whiskeys and other brands of premium distilled spirits from small and large distillers from nine states across America.

 
 
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