Ethics Policy

 

Breakingbourbon.com (herin after referred to as “Breaking Bourbon”) is a website borne from the love of bourbon and the culture that surrounds it. As such, we strive to maintain the tenets of that culture within every aspect of this website. We intend for all information presented to be truthful and accurate. We encourage open discussion and welcome any feedback readers may provide.

 

 

Content Policy

 

Unless otherwise noted, the content contained within this website is entirely original. This includes reviews, articles, photography, graphics, and website design. While much of the information included is based on information derived from other sources and then combined with the opinion of the writer, much of the information would be considered public knowledge or brand information available for media use and is presented without citation. With that in mind, we feel very strongly in the value of content and respect the lengths others go to in order to curate original content. As such, we strive to provide citation wherever necessary. With respect to product information and other statements that might be considered factual information, we strive to verify and provide accurate information.

 

We do not intend for any content presented in the website to be offensive, derogatory, or defamatory in nature.

 

If for whatever reason you feel there is a violation of the aforementioned Content Policy within the website, please contact us.

 

 

Whiskey Sample Policy

 

We accept samples of Bourbon, Rye, and American Whiskey that we feel would be considered of interest to our readers, subject to our sole discretion. While we accept samples of any size, we encourage full bottles be provided as original bottle photography is a key design aspect of our website and social media posts. We reserve the right to evaluate such whiskeys and provide feedback via our social media channels and/or via our website. The feedback we provide may be positive or negative, depending on the results of our evaluation. In any event, it will be representative of our honest thoughts with respect to the whiskey in review. While we make every effort to thoroughly review each whiskey provided to us, we cannot guarantee an evaluation within a specific timeline or whether the whiskey will be featured on our website or on our social media channels.

 

Any review that is based on a whiskey sample that is sent to us from a third party will be noted as such on that individual review. A 100 percent transparency model will be maintained at all times in regards to reviews based on complementary and/or media whiskey samples.

 

For information related to samples, whether we would consider reviewing, or where to send please contact us.

 

 

Product Sample Policy

 

We accept samples of bourbon and whiskey related products that we feel would be considered of interest to our readers, subject to our sole discretion. We reserve the right to evaluate such products and provide feedback via our social media channels and/or via our website. We reserve the right to provide those products to readers via giveaways or sweepstakes. The feedback we provide may be positive or negative, depending on the results of our evaluation. In any event, it will be representative of our honest thoughts with respect to the product in review. While we make every effort to thoroughly review each product provided to us, we cannot guarantee an evaluation within a specific timeline or whether the product will be featured on our website or on our social media channels.

 

Any review that is based on a bourbon or whiskey related product that is sent to us from a third party will be noted as such on that individual review. A 100 percent transparency model will be maintained at all times in regards to reviews based on complementary and/or media whiskey samples.

 

For information related to samples, whether we would consider reviewing, or where to send please contact us.

 

 

Commenting Policy

 

Consistent with many other websites, most of our pages include an area at the bottom of the page where users may post comments related to the topic at hand. We encourage user comments and feel they add value to the discussion or feedback that allows us to improve the website. With that in mind, we reserve the right to choose which comments are posted and which are not, subject to our sole discretion. Generally speaking, abusive comments that would be considered spam, contain offensive, derogatory, or defamatory language, or appear to solely promote a user’s website or product will not be posted. We do not restrict comments from being posted solely on the basis of disagreement with our own opinion(s), as the whole purpose of comments is to generate opinions and discussion. Please see our Rules of Conduct section in our Terms of Use for a full explanation of our commenting policy.

 

If you submit a comment but do not see it posted and feel it is in error or if you feel a comment posted is violating the aforementioned policy, please contact us.

 

 

Advertising Policy

 

As a means to cover our out of pocket costs and further develop Breaking Bourbon, we offer paid advertising opportunities. Our advertising policy is strict, as our mission is to be 100 percent truthful and accurate in our reporting and we maintain tight controls over the look, feel, and usability of our website. Because advertisements may be related to bourbon or whiskey, the possibility may arise that an advertiser offers a product we may review, or is involved within an industry situation we may be reporting on. While this presents a potential conflict of interest, it is our policy to be 100 percent truthful and accurate in our reporting, regardless of consequences it may have with our advertisers. Furthermore, advertising will be clearly presented as such and not be presented in any form that may appear to be a standard post. We do not offer paid posts, sponsored posts, or any other form of endorsement that would appear to be an opinion or organic form of media when it is actually a paid advertisement or endorsement.

 

Advertisers should refer to their individual advertising contracts for full terms and conditions with respect to advertising policy. If you have any questions on this policy, please contact us.

 

 

We sincerely hope readers enjoy Breaking Bourbon as much as we enjoy creating it.

 

Eric, Nick & Jordan

Breaking Bourbon Team