The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) recently launched a Spirited Advocate podcast, which features lively discussions of industry issues and more with DISCUS President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chris Swonger and Scotch Whisky Association CEO Karen Betts. Whether its about Scotch history or how Betts likes to drink the “King of Spirits” (spoiler alert: with a splash of water or in an Old Fashioned cocktail) or its economic contribution, whisky tourism, tariffs and dealing with COVID-19, these episodes explore a bevy of topics. The new podcast can be found on DISCUS’ Podcast Page, include episodes featuring insights from Irish Whiskey Association President William Lavelle; Columbia Room owner, author and cocktail historian Derek Brown; Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services Director Bob Dorfman; and the owner of Kentucky’s James E. Pepper Distillery, Amir Peay.