Study Suggests Spirits-Based RTD Excise Tax Cuts Cost Consumers More; DISCUS Calls Study ‘Misleading’

Trade groups across beer and spirits continue to fight over whether spirits-based, ready-to-drink canned cocktails (RTDs) should be taxed at the same as malt-based alternatives. The argument came to a head this month when Public Sector Consultants (PSC) released a study claiming decreased excise tax rates for spirits-based RTDs have cost consumers more on shelf.
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