What’s shakin, cocktail fans?
Welcome to Episode 149 of The Modern Bar Cart Podcast!
Thanks for joining me for this interview episode, where we pull up a seat with the best and brightest minds in the spirits and cocktail world so that we can share their secrets with you.
This time around, I have the great privilege to spend an hour or so chatting with Chris Swonger, President and CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (aka DISCUS) and one of the driving forces behind Responsibility.org and Spirits United, which we’ll talk about in-depth during this interview.
In general, The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States is the primary lobbying organization responsible for advancing the needs and goals of distillers, distributors, and the beverage end of the service industry. Chris and his team are deeply involved in making a positive impact on the spirits and cocktail world by making sure that lawmakers and everyday consumers like you and me are informed about the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
In this wide-ranging conversation with Chris, some of the topics we discuss include: