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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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For more than 75 years, the spirits industry has adhered to a rigorous set of standards for beverage alcohol advertising and marketing. Click here to learn more about the Code.

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Oct 01, 2015 08:15 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Appoints Kraig R. Naasz New President/CEO

The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), representing America’s leading distillers, today announced the selection of Kraig R. Naasz, 55, the current head of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) as its new President and CEO. Naasz succeeds Dr. Peter H. Cressy, who has successfully guided DISCUS for the past 16 years, during which time the spirits industry increased its market share by 22%, and supplier revenues more than doubled from $10.7 billion annually to over $23 billion. The appointmen​

Aug 17, 2015 04:23 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Names Kelley McDonough New York-based Director of Public Relations

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.


The New Beverage Barons

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.

Jun 10, 2015 03:31 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Urges House to Pass TPA

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.​

Jun 08, 2015 07:36 PM

Distilled Spirits Council to Host Sixth Annual D.C. Public Policy Conference June 8-10

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).

Jun 05, 2015 12:57 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Showcases U.S. Spirits at Vinexpo 2015 With Global Interest Surging to Record Levels For Five Straight Years

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.

May 26, 2015 04:17 PM

HR 2520: Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act of 2015 Introduced

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.

May 12, 2015 04:18 PM

DISCUS Statement in response to OECD Report, “Tackling the harmful use of alcohol – Economics and public health policies”

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”

May 07, 2015 09:32 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Announces 2015 American Whiskey Trail Tour

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.

Apr 14, 2015 09:11 PM

Statement by the Distilled Spirits Council in response to the study, “Alcohol Use in Films and Adolescent Alcohol Use” in the Journal Pediatrics

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.

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