The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, announced twelve companies have joined the organization as Partner Members since the new membership program launched in May.
“We created the Partner Membership Program to further enhance our advocacy efforts while creating a means to receive important input and technical expertise from our supply chain partners on key issues facing the industry,” said Chris Swonger, president and CEO of DISCUS and Responsibility.org. “We’re proud to have these new 12 partner members, each of which are engaged in shaping tomorrow’s distilled spirits marketplace.”
The new Partner Members are:
John S. Connor
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
Mother Murphy’s Flavors
The Scotch Bonnett Company
Society of Wine Educators
Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Wine and Spirits Shippers Association
The DISCUS Partner Membership Program features different membership package options and is offered to persons, firms, corporations and associations engaged in the distilled spirits supply chains and related businesses. Through the Partner Membership Program, the organization provides partner members with opportunities to connect with spirits industry leaders to exchange thoughts, resources and expertise, and provide support on critical issues that impact the industry at large.
Depending on the chosen membership level, benefits include access to DISCUS expertise and analysis; interaction with spirits industry leaders and access to exclusive industry events; thought leadership and business development opportunities; signage at DISCUS events and inclusion of partner member logos on the DISCUS website; real-time state and federal issue tracking and legislative updates; and unique sponsorship opportunities not available to nonmembers.