The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) has announced the Associated Cooperage Industries of America (ACIA) is joining Spirits United as a partner.
“Barrels, staves and headings produced by our great cooperage industry partners are an essential component of many great spirits brands, and our partnership with ACIA will further unite and help protect this critical part of our industry,” said Chris Swonger, president & CEO of DISCUS and Responsibility.org. “Together, we will use the Spirits United platform to ensure lawmakers hear our collective voices on legislative issues that matter most to barrel makers and the thousands of distillers who rely on them to make their signature brands. We are grateful for this partnership and look forward to positive change for the entire spirits industry.”
“We are thrilled to officially be part of Spirits United,” said Melissa Zoeller, Executive Director of ACIA. “This is just another step towards building strong relationships with like-minded organizations that will help protect our cooperages and those allied to barrel makers, insuring a better, more sustainable industry for many years to come.”