COMBATING THE COUNTERFEITING OF DISTILLED SPIRITS WHEREVER IT OCCURS
The Alliance Against Counterfeit Spirits (“AACS”) represents the world’s major international spirits producing companies. AACS has been in operation since the early 1990s with one single purpose - to combat the counterfeiting of distilled spirits brands.
The actions of counterfeiters pose a direct health risk to consumers, erode legitimate tax revenues and undermine consumer trust in well established brands. Bribery associated with counterfeiting weakens the effectiveness of public institutions at the expense of society at large.
We are active in more than 20 countries and protect the brands of some of the largest spirits businesses in the world, including: