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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

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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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

Committed to Responsibility

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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Mar 26, 2015 09:37 PM

New Study: Despite a 400% Increase in Alcohol Advertising Over 40 Years, Alcohol Consumption Remains Flat

A new study from the University of Texas provides further scientific evidence that alcohol advertising does not increase overall consumption.

Mar 26, 2015 09:28 PM

Distilled Spirits Industry Unites on Key Tax Legislation

Trade associations representing both large and small distillers announced today they are uniting to advocate for legislation to reduce the federal excise tax on distilled spirits.

Mar 13, 2015 07:49 PM

U.S. Spirits Exports to Korea Increase 71% Since Enactment of the U.S. – Korea Free Trade Agreement in 2012

The Distilled Spirits Council today hailed the three-year anniversary of the implementation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), citing a 71% increase in U.S. distilled spirits exports to Korea since the agreement entered into force on March 15, 2012. In 2014, direct U.S. spirits exports to Korea were valued at $14.5 million, up from $8.4 million in 2011.

Mar 12, 2015 06:47 PM

MN Consumers First Alliance Launches "Why Not Sundays?" Campaign in Support of Sunday Sales

MN Consumers First Alliance, a coalition supporting Sunday sales of wine, beer and spirits, launched a statewide campaign – "Why Not Sundays?" – to promote legislative passage of Sunday sales in stores in Minnesota.

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.

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