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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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Feb 28, 2018 06:12 PM

Indiana Repeals Sunday Alcohol Sales Ban

For the first time in Indiana’s history, consumers can purchase a bottle of spirits beginning this Sunday after Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation striking down a Prohibition-era Sunday alcohol sales ban.

Feb 26, 2018 04:25 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Partners with Whisky Live USA to Promote Moderate, Responsible Drinking

The Distilled Spirits Council and Whisky Live USA today announced a partnership to promote moderate drinking by providing adult consumers with important alcohol consumption and responsibility information at all Whisky Live sampling events in the United States in 2018.

Feb 22, 2018 10:03 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Applauds Indiana Legislature for Ending Sunday Alcohol Sales Ban

The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded the Indiana legislature for voting to end a Prohibition-era ban on Sunday alcohol sales. Governor Eric Holcomb has indicated he will move to quickly sign the legislation, which would make Indiana the 41st state to allow Sunday sales.


Distilled Spirits Council Toasts to International Scotch Day

Super-premium blended Scotch whisky sales in the United States rose a robust 13.0 percent and super-premium single malt sales were up 8.8 percent in 2017, the Distilled Spirits Council said today, as America celebrates International Scotch Day.That translates for producers into more than $600 million in sales for super-premium brands in the $2.2 billion Scotch whisky category in the United States.​

Feb 01, 2018 04:15 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Reports Record Spirits Sales

The Distilled Spirits Council today reported at its annual economic briefing record spirits sales and volumes in addition to continued market share gains versus beer in 2017. Supplier sales were up 4 percent, rising $1 billion to a total of $26.2 billion, while volumes rose 2.6 percent to 226 million cases, up 5.8 million cases from the prior year. These results reflect adult consumers’ ongoing taste for higher-end distilled spirits products across most categories.

Jan 17, 2018 07:37 PM

NAS Report: Missed Opportunity To Address Impaired Driving

Distilled Spirits Council President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz today issued the following statement in response to the National Academy of Sciences Report on Alcohol-Impaired Driving:

Dec 20, 2017 02:01 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Lauds Tax Reform’s Federal Excise Tax Reduction on Beverage Alcohol

The Distilled Spirits Council today issued the following statement from Council President & CEO Kraig R. Naasz on congressional passage of a two-year version of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act as included in the comprehensive tax reform package, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


New Government Study Shows No Increase in Underage Drinking

The latest Monitoring the Future study reports no significant changes in alcohol consumption among teens in 2017.

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.

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