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Stay updated on the latest issues impacting the spirits industry. The DISCUS Facebook page contains news clips, action alerts and opportunities to get involved. Like us now!

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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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American Whiskey Trail

A Cultural Heritage and Tourism Initiative of the Distilled Spirits Council

In Cooperation with Historic Mount Vernon

Welcome to the American Whiskey Trail. Here you can begin an educational journey into the cultural heritage and history of spirits in America. From the colonial era, where Whiskey had an important economic and social function in the fabric of the community, to the Whiskey Rebellion, through Prohibition and into modern times spirits have played a sometimes controversial but always fascinating role in our nation’s history. The Gateway to the American Whiskey Trail is the reconstructed George Washington’s Distillery at Historic Mount Vernon (VA), which is open to the public from April through October, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. George Washington's Distillery is the only site in North America that can demonstrate 18th-century distilling from seed to barrel.

Here at you will find links to many of America’s most famous operating Distilleries as well as important historic sites connected to the history of distilling and spirits in our country. Each site has a unique story to tell and all are open to the public for visits throughout the year (please check for the most updated hours of operation).

To order an American Whiskey Trail brochure, please call 202-682-8840.

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