The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) launched DISCUS Academy on Jan. 26, an initiative to provide education and training for distilled spirits industry professionals. Available to members and nonmembers, DISCUS Academy offers curriculum and industry-recognized certifications related to the business of distilling. Training and ongoing support in five key subject areas include: Leadership, Business Management & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Safety & Risk Management and Laws & Regulations. In partnership with Cornell University, DISCUS Academy will also offer two leadership development programs to provide professionals of varying leadership experience education tailored to their career stage. DISCUS Academy is geared toward the diverse range of professions in the spirits industry with a goal to increase unity, productivity, sales and prosperity in the distilled spirits industry.