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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”
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.
The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded the introduction of a bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill in the U.S. Senate, calling the legislation, “key to opening foreign markets to American spirits products.”
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.
Statement by David Ozgo, Senior Vice President for Economic and Strategic Analysis for the Distilled Spirits Council, in response to the study, “Effects of a 2009 Illinois Alcohol Tax Increase on Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes” in the American Journal of Public Health
To mark Alcohol Awareness Month, the Distilled Spirits Council and the National Association of Broadcasters are making available a moderation and responsible drinking public service announcement (PSA) to local television stations around the country.
A new study from the University of Texas provides further scientific evidence that alcohol advertising does not increase overall consumption.
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.
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.
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.