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Bev/Al Leaders Praise Passage of Senate Tax Reform Package

The measure, which now goes to a House-Senate conference committee, provides a 50% reduction in federal excise tax on domestic brewers and distillers who produce less than 60,000 barrels a year.  Larger suppliers also get the reduced rate on their

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DSC Lobbyists Honored by The Hill Newspaper

The Hill newspaper, which covers Congress, the Administration and politics, named the Distilled Spirits Council’s CEO Kraig R. Naasz, Senior VP-Government Relations Mark Gorman and VP-

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George Washington’s Distillery Sparks 778% Jump in Rye Whiskey Volume, 900% Increase in Sales

      The reconstructed George Washington’s Distillery is being credited with soaring rye whiskey sales for the entire industry. The distillery opened 10 years ago, after a major reconstruction effort led by the Distilled Spirits Council.   Since

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Bev/Al Lobbyists Cheer 51st Senator’s Backing of Tax Bill

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) became the 51st member of the United States Senate to officially endorse the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 236). Senator Inhofe co-sponsorship of the bill means that a majority of members from both … Continue reading

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Underage Drinking Cut in Half, Federal Survey Finds

At first blush, the latest federal figures on alcohol use are bad for the industry.  Among those 12 years old or older, 50.7% of the population drank in 2016, down from 51% of the population in 2002. But there’s good … Continue reading

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Fraternity Urged to Help Reduce Alcohol Abuse on Campus.

Kraig R. Naasz, president/ceo, Distilled Spirits Council, urged leaders of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity to adhere to the strict code of self-accountability outlined in the organization’s charter. Naasz was the keynote speaker at the fraternity’s Stead Leadership Seminar on the … Continue reading

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