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Featured Story The Whiskey Rebellion

Excerpt from “The Book of Bourbon” by Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan In 1791, George Washington approved an excise tax on liquor. He certainly wasn’t the first to take out his frustrations on whiskey-producers; just four years earlier Britain had introduced a prohibitive tax on Highland stills in Scotland and declared that the whisky

Featured Story The History Of American Whiskey

Excerpt from “The Book of Bourbon” by Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan The origins of whiskey can be traced back to the Medieval monks of both Ireland and Scotland, but now, those two countries make their own distinctive styles of their native spirit. So it is with American whiskey–the original concept may have been

Featured Story George Washington’s Distillery

George Washington began commercial distilling in 1797 at the urging of his Scottish farm manager, James Anderson, who had experience distilling grain in Scotland and Virginia. He successfully petitioned George Washington that Mount Vernon’s crops, combined with the large merchant gristmill and the abundant water supply, would make the distillery a profitable venture. In February

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Destination distillery

Destination Distillery is the premier resource for connecting experts and enthusiasts across the United States with the best distilleries each town has to offer. Destination Distillery Explorer – created by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States – encompasses the names and locations of spirits trails and their distilleries in a single database that makes exploring and discovering new spirits easy and fun.

Let your taste buds savor the richness of some of the best distilled spirits in the world.
Enjoy responsibly.

The #1 Representative of
Distilleries Nationwide

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States has been the foremost champion of the spirits sector for nearly 50 years. DISCUS was born out of a desire to help distilleries grow and protect them from aggressive laws and regulations. The council musters its collective resources to be the unified voice of the spirits industry at all legislative levels – local, state, federal, and international.

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A Driving Force of the Global Economy

The enduring love for liquors like whiskey, brandy, and rum has molded the spirits industry into an economic force worth billions and created thousands of jobs across America. Distilleries toil year round to bolster the nation’s supply of spirits, mobilizing the resources capable of supporting the second largest market in the world.

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