5280 Whiskey Society Members Code of Conduct
5280 Whiskey Society strives to create and maintain a private community in which people of many different backgrounds and cultures are treated with respect. Our goal is to bring people together in the celebration of whiskey education and fellowship.
By registering for membership you are agreeing to all of the following Code of Conduct:
Discriminatory, hostile or intimidating language will never be tolerated, whether based on a member’s race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, education level, sex, sexual orientation, political belief, religion or physical ability.
Whiskey lovers of all level are welcome. We strive to support everyone, no matter their place in their journey. We help and support others to learn on their whiskey journey and never judge or discourage them.
We are respectful of all whiskey brands and distillers. We understand the intense amount of work and effort it takes to produce and distribute whiskey. When a whiskey offering does not land well with our palate, we will give critiques in a respectful and thoughtful manner.
We show courtesy to all liquor store, restaurant and bar staff and owners. We will try to help them in their journey as well.
We conduct ourselves respectfully on all social media outlets. The expectations in this Code of Conduct follow you to any social media site or group related to whiskey.
We will drink responsibly. This includes not drinking and driving. When we have events you will always have responsible transportation arranged.
5280 Whiskey Society Private Barrel picks will not be sold on secondary markets. These picks can be approved for charity if you notify us in advance. We are not a buy/sell organization.
Your actions reflect on 5280 Whiskey Society, the industry partnerships we have established, and all of our valued members.
We do not make operational and/or business decisions for 5280 Whiskey Society as members. We will not present ourselves as a decision maker or influencer to brands, distillers, wholesalers, and/or retail stores.
Members must never solicit any of the brand presenters or representatives at our events for personal, business or charity endeavors. They are there soly for the purpose of presenting at the event to our members. Do not ask them for anything.
Failure to follow the 5280 Whiskey Code of Conduct will result in actions taken up to and including removal and permanent ban from the society with no refund.
You must be at least 21 years of age.
Most of all, let’s have fun, learn and build long lasting relationships with each other!
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