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Mar 07, 2017 10:47 PM

Distilled Spirits Council Applauds Governor Dayton for Signing Historic Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill

The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton for signing legislation making Minnesota the 39th state to allow Sunday spirits sales and ending a Prohibition-era Blue Law.​

 

Irish Whiskey Category Soars in the United States

With the booming consumer interest in brown spirits, Irish Whiskey has seen substantial growth over the last decade. In 2016, Irish Whiskey volumes were up 18.7 percent to 3.8 million cases and revenues were up an impressive 19.8 percent to $795 million.

 
Mar 02, 2017 10:29 PM

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

The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded the Minnesota legislature for voting to end a Prohibition-era ban on Sunday alcohol sales and urged Governor Mark Dayton to sign legislation that would make Minnesota the 39th state to allow Sunday sales.

 
Feb 07, 2017 04:01 PM

Distilled Spirits Sector Growth Accelerates in 2016 Gains Market Share for Seventh Consecutive Year

The distilled spirits sector achieved accelerated growth in 2016 with supplier sales up 4.5 percent to $25.2 billion, volumes up 2.4 percent to 220 million cases and a seventh straight year of market share gains relative to beer, the Distilled Spirits Council announced today at its annual economic briefing for media and Wall Street analysts, sponsored by Spirited Funds.

 
Feb 07, 2017 04:00 PM

Distilled Spirits Sector Growth Accelerates in 2016

The distilled spirits sector achieved accelerated growth in 2016 with supplier sales up 4.5 percent to $25.2 billion, volumes up 2.4 percent to 220 million cases and a seventh straight year of market share gains relative to beer, the Distilled Spirits Council announced today at its annual economic briefing for media and Wall Street analysts, sponsored by Spirited Funds.

 

Distilled Spirits Council Statement Regarding President Trump’s Executive Order on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Distilled Spirits Council looks forward to working with the Trump administration to expand access for U.S. agricultural exports, including distilled spirits, in foreign markets.

 

Distilled Spirits Council CEO Naasz Joins WSKY ETF in Ringing NYSE Closing Bell

On a day when the Dow inched closer to 20,000, Distilled Spirits Council President & CEO Kraig R. Naasz toasted the new WSKY ETF and joined in ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).​

 
Dec 14, 2016 07:52 PM

Boston City Council Rejects Massive New Hospitality Tax

The Boston City Council today rejected a substantial citywide tax increase on the sale of alcohol – beer, wine and spirits – that would have crippled Boston businesses.

 

Teen Drinking Rates at Historic Lows, Says 2016 Monitoring the Future Study

A major federal study released today reported that underage drinking rates among 8th, 10th and 12th graders declined significantly in 2016.

 
Dec 13, 2016 02:24 PM

Boston City Council Considering Yet Another Regressive Hospitality Tax

The Distilled Spirits Council today objected to the revived proposal for a substantial citywide tax increase on the sale of alcohol – beer, wine and spirits –which would give Massachusetts one of the highest sales taxes in the country.

 
 
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