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Dec 02, 2017 05:11 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Statement on Senate Passage of Tax Reform

The Distilled Spirits Council today issued the following statement from Council President & CEO Kraig R. Naasz on Senate passage of tax reform.

Nov 15, 2017 09:33 PM

Distilled Spirits Council statement by President & CEO Kraig R. Naasz on the two-year tax cut included in Senate Finance Committee Amendment

We commend Senator Portman and the Senate Finance Committee for recognizing the excessive tax burden faced by the more than 1,200 operating distilleries nationwide, as well as the important role distilleries of all sizes play in generating jobs, supporting agriculture and boosting tourism.

Nov 06, 2017 02:02 PM

The Hill Names Council’s Naasz, Gorman & Culver Top Lobbyists for 2017

The Hill, one of Washington, D.C.’s premier publications covering Congress, the Administration and politics, named the Distilled Spirits Council’s Kraig R. Naasz, Mark Gorman and David Culver to its 2017 Association Top Lobbyists List.


10th Anniversary of the George Washington's Distillery Reconstruction Toasted with Special Whiskey Collaboration

Top Distillers Gather at Mount Vernon to Craft Special Anniversary Rye Whiskey. Distillers from across the country today fired up the stills at George Washington’s Distillery to collaborate on a special rye whiskey in honor of the 10th anniversary of the historic distillery’s reconstruction.

Sep 08, 2017 03:09 PM

Alcohol Abuse Declines Among All Age Groups According to New U.S. Government Report

Alcohol abuse trends among all age groups declined in 2016 compared to the prior year, according to the newly-released National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).


American Spirits Export Value Rises by 10.6 Percent in First Half of 2017

The value of U.S. distilled spirits exports rose a robust 10.6 percent—up more than $67 million—to a total of $698.5 million in the first half of 2017 as compared with the same period in 2016, the Distilled Spirits Council reported today.


New Study Confirms Possible Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption

Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality from all-causes, according to a new, large study of over 333,000 U.S. adults published yesterday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study findings did not differentiate between beer, wine and spirits.


Garden-Fresh Ideas for Slimmed Down Cocktails

As summertime enthusiasts enjoy the outdoor entertaining season and many home gardens are overflowing with herbs and produce, the Distilled Spirits Council has partnered with registered dietitian, Joy Dubost, and spirits author, Amy Zavatto, on tips to create slimmed down cocktails using fresh, locally grown ingredients.


Leading Government Survey Does Not Support Claims That Alcohol Use Disorder is on the Rise in the United States

The Distilled Spirits Council today issued the following statement in response to claims published in JAMA Psychiatry that suggests alcohol use disorder is on the rise in the United States. “While any amount of alcohol abuse is too much, the claims published in JAMA Psychiatry do not comport with findings of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the federal government’s leading survey that tracks substance use disorders,” said Distilled Spirits Council's Dr. Sam Zakhari.


Distilled Spirits Council CEO Shares Responsibility Message with Fraternity Leadership Group

Distilled Spirits Council President & CEO Kraig R. Naasz served as keynote speaker for the annual Lambda Chi Alpha Stead Leadership Seminar, which was held at the University of Maryland, College Park. During remarks to 350 fraternity members gathered from colleges across the country, Naasz called upon chapter leaders to adhere to the strict code of self-accountability outlined in the organization’s charter and help implement what they learned during the seminar when returning to campus.

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