By design, the Los Angeles Whisk(e)y Society is a very private and small group. Membership is by invitation only. New attendees are nominated by existing members. They begin as "Alternates," eventually becoming eligible for full membership.
A very deep knowledge in one or more categories of whiskey is required. LAWS is actually quite informal, and meetings are like gatherings of old friends. We look for people who will fit well within our existing group.

If you're interested in joining, it's rare that we have an opening (membership is capped, and old members must drop out before new ones are admitted). And, we rarely admit new Alternates via web inquiries -- but you're welcome to contact us and give it a shot. You don't need to be eloquent, but you should explain why you'd be a good fit for LAWS. 

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