What is ONE ROQ Vodka Club?
ONE ROQ Vodka Club is the lifestyle platform of ONE ROQ Vodka. When you join, you’re purchasing ownership in the Company, and in return, receiving stock and Club privileges.
Why ONE ROQ Vodka Club?
ONE ROQ believes that genuine lifestyle spirit brands should offer genuine lifestyle privileges – this includes the opportunity to reap both lifestyle and financial reward.
How does the Club work?
- LEARN: Prospective Investors are required to read all club offering material made available through the ONE ROQ Club website and our funding partner website, StartEngine.com
- TASTE: Before, during or after joining, prospective or enrolled members are able to order the product at their leisure through our 24/7 Concierge service via 1-877-Spirits.
- INVEST TO JOIN: When you are ready to join, proceed to our FINRA – registered funding page (via StartEngine), and click “Invest” to start your Investment. Your “investment” will secure your commitment until StartEngine approves and accepts your investment to be released to the Company. This process can take 7 to 20 days until you receive a confirmation email to confirm your investment. Once you confirm, your investment is made official. From there, be sure to follow additional email prompts directly from ONE ROQ to create your account and download the app. From there, sit back, relax, and enjoy the Privileges of the Club.
For more information, visit our website at: oneroqclub.com.
What is the difference in Memberships?
The difference in Memberships are reflected based upon the amount you have chosen to invest. There are no other differences. All Members receive the same access to Club Privileges. Please refer to our membership levels in the Terms section of our Offering Memorandum.
What are the Club Privileges?
The Club Privileges include:
- Equity: Invest and own equity in an internationally award-winning brand.
- 24/7 Concierge: Order or gift ONE ROQ Vodka anytime via the club. Perfect for stocking the home bar or gifting for special occasions. (Delivery restrictions may apply.)
- Carry Requests: An app tool designed to allow you to request ONE ROQ at your favorite retailers. (In Development)
- VIP Events: Receive VIP access to local and regional events sponsored by ONE ROQ (In Development)
- Voting Rights: As an owner of Membership Units in the Company, you have voting rights to influence company direction and strategy such as new product offerings, package design, marketing & ad campaigns, club privileges, and the potential future location of our destination distillery(s). Please refer to Exhibit F of our Offering Memorandum which contains the Company’s current Operating Agreement and a discussion on all rights of members.
- Quarterly Lifestyle Magazine (In Development)
- Distribution: If the Company is profitable, Members/Investors may receive a future annual distribution. Investments in startups involve a high degree of risk. There is no guarantee of future dividends. Please refer to our Offering Memorandum for more information and an overview of the risk factors related to our business.
- Share The Club Once a member, build the value of the Company simply by inviting others to join the club.
Is investing in ONE ROQ legal?
Yes, ONE ROQ Spirits LLC is conducting a Regulation Crowdfunding offering with StartEngine, a FINRA regulated funding portal. Regulation Crowdfunding lets private companies raise up to $1.07m annually by selling securities such as membership units, as in this offering, to the public online. Please note that as a liquor business we are also regulated by State and Federal Tied House laws, please be aware of these when reviewing our offering and making an investment decision.
How much can I invest?
These offerings are open to any investor over 18 years of age. With Regulation Crowdfunding, non-accredited investors with an annual income or net worth less than $107,000, are limited to invest the greater of $2,200 or 5% of the lesser of their annual income or net worth. For those with an annual income or net worth greater than $107,000, he/she is limited to investing 10% of the lesser of the two amounts. Accredited investors do not have restrictions. Please review StartEngine’s resource here regarding investments.
Where can I try ONE ROQ?
ONE ROQ can be purchased through our website for home-delivery at: ONEROQClub.com. In the future, the product will be made available in select retailers of your selection by using the “Carry Request” app tool. The availability of this feature is determined by the status of our distribution in your market.
Can I buy ONE ROQ in market, too, or just online?
If ONE ROQ is not available at your desired retailer already, we have designed an app that allows you to submit Carry Requests to place ONE ROQ in preferred retailers and venues of your choosing. Once you’ve submitted the request, we work to place the product in that location within 7-30 days on your behalf. Note, if Requests are made inside a market that we have yet to set up an agent network, Carry Requests can take as long as 120 days+. Again, this feature is currently in development and not available Nationwide. (Patience will be required in our early development stages.)
I ordered product online. When will I receive my first bottle?
Deliveries take 3-7 business days from the time you order (delivery restrictions may apply based on location). Orders fulfilled by 3rd party platform by law.
Can I cancel my Membership?
Investors are able to cancel at any point throughout the campaign up until 48 hours before an issuer conducts a rolling close (“Notice of Disbursement” is sent with deadline to cancel). If the issuer does not close on your funds during the campaign, you will be able to cancel your investment up until 48 hours before the closing of the offering. Please refer to StartEngine’s investor information center on their website for further details. Once the live offering has closed, you may choose how to handle your shares. Investors will be introduced to the company’s selected transfer agent, or cap table management service, who will be responsible for the transfer of your shares after the close of the offering. There is not currently an established secondary market for shares, and membership units sold under this offering have a one-year period before becoming unrestricted and are able to be freely sold. Please read the offering memorandum for further details specific to this offering.
Can I sell my member units back to the company or to anyone?
YouPlease refer to the Offering Memorandum for further details about this raise. In general, for Regulation Crowdfunding offerings you are generally restricted from reselling your shares for a one year period after they were issued, unless the shares are transferred: (i) to the company that issued the securities; (ii) to an accredited investor; (iii) to a family member (defined as a child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse or spousal equivalent, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law, including adoptive relationships.); (iv) in connection with your death or divorce or other similar circumstance; (v) to a trust controlled by you or a trust created for the benefit of a family member; as part of an offering registered with the SEC. Please review StartEngine’s investor information here for more details.
What makes ONE ROQ mine?
When you invest in ONE ROQ Spirits LLC, you’re buying a piece of the company and its brand in the form of equity. Equity represents a financial interest in the company, which allows you to accept financial rewards as we grow, have a vote in company decision making, and align with the brand on a more intimate level compared to other brands you have bought in the past. More details as to unit holders’ votes are included in the Operating Agreement and discussed above.
What are the commitments of the club?
There are no commitments of the club after you join, but we do hope you find features of the club helpful in supporting the company’s mission and growth objectives, such as our 24/7 Concierge, Share The Club, and Carry Request tools.
Why would I join ONE ROQ?
Our commitment to principled drinking and counter-culture ethos is everything. We align ourselves with like-minded members who see through the veil of mass advertising and the dysfunction of big industry. We encourage everyone to be free, independent thinking consumers. If you enjoy the privilege of alcohol, why not form a deeper relationship with a brand you own, guide and benefit from along the way?
What makes ONE ROQ better than Grey Goose, Ciroc, Titos?
ONE ROQ is a hand-crafted vodka of unparalleled quality and taste – developed with over half a decade of meticulous ingredient sourcing and disciplined recipe creation. Our first place gold medal in the largest consumer tasting competition in the world, as well as our 2020 95pt rating the Food & Beverage Network, is a testament to this claim. What makes us this good? Some say it is a secret recipe made from two of the purest and most iconic ingredients in the country: Mid-Western, American Corn and artisan Colorado Rocky mountain water. Others say it is because it may be one of the first and only gluten, sulfite and sodium free vodka in the world. But if you asked us, it’s our unwavering belief that an authentic lifestyle spirit should offer authentic lifestyle reward.
Is ONE ROQ better than Titos Vodka?
ONE ROQ and Titos have a lot in common. We both are made from corn. We both have won first place gold medals in large competitions. We both promote our American-made values. We both come from small beginnings. And we both represent an underlying resistance to foreign-owned brands. However, ONE ROQ and Titos differ in that we invite our drinkers to become more intimately connected with our spirit; to own our brand; to guide its direction; and benefit beyond the glass.
What kind of events will ONE ROQ sponsor / produce?
ONE ROQ will focus on sponsoring and producing events for its members that include social mixers, concerts, sporting events, creative events and even galas. Members will be given VIP access to all events which may include complimentary food and drink. Covid-19 is currently affecting Company event schedules in 2020 but we look forward to evolving this platform in the “Post-Covid” era.
Is ONE ROQ Club legal?
The two important laws governing our operation include the securities law, Regulation Crowdfunding (this is how we are able to accept money in exchange for equity in our company direct from the public); Tied House, which seeks to prevent intermingling between suppliers, wholesalers and retail operators, and the Three-Tier System, which governs the flow of ours goods through the supply chain.
The Three-Tier System is a federally regulated supply chain requiring that all alcoholic producers sell their products to a licensed wholesaler, who in turn must sell to a licensed retailer, who in turn are able to sell to you. Because it could jeopardize our operations, it is important we state that ONE ROQ does not sell its products direct to its members, as this is would be in violation of the Three-Tier System. In lieu, the company partners with industry approved, online fulfillment portals that work with your local retailers to deliver our products to you. Currently, our partner is 1-877-Spirits, a trusted online delivery service of alcoholic beverage for over 30 years – otherwise known as our Online Concierge.
For more information, please refer to our Risk Factors which discuss these laws.
Do I need to invest to buy ONE ROQ?
No, you do not need to invest in ONE ROQ Spirits LLC to buy ONE ROQ Vodka. However, Investing in ONE ROQ Spirits LLC provides you access to all our unique Club Privileges, described above.
What are the benefits of joining?
Can I sell my equity?
You cannot sell your equity for 1 year, or until the company goes public, or is acquired by a larger company. In the event the company conducts an IPO on stock exchange, you will be able to work with our transfer agent to sell your stock. In the event the company is acquired, you will be able to receive payment for your stock to collect potential earnings.
Do I need to invest to join the club?
Yes, when you become an investor you are also becoming a member of the Club.
What is ONE ROQ’s valuation?
Please refer to the terms of our Offering located in our Offering Memorandum and on our Campaign Page below.
What if my store/bar doesn’t carry ONE ROQ?
In the future, you can use the ONE ROQ app to submit a Carry Request. Our aim is to place ONE ROQ within 14 days in the retailer of your choice, provided we have active distribution in your market, there is retailer acceptance and Covid-19 is not disrupting the business of your desired retail establishment, bar or restaurant. This app feature is currently in development and available with limited coverage.
Do I get a discount buying ONE ROQ if I join?
Yes, as an investor you will receive an Owner/Membership discount of up to 40% product when ordered through ONEROQClub.com. Discount codes are posted to your Member dashboard monthly. Note, due to Federal and State laws, ONE ROQ cannot guarantee pricing or discounts in the market (i.e., in liquor stores, bars, etc). However, it is acceptable to ask your retailer if they would consider applying an Owner’s discount, should they carry the product.
How do I buy ONE ROQ right now?
You can buy ONE ROQ through our Online Concierge and have ONE ROQ home delivered to you. All orders are fulfilled through 1-877 Spirits.com. To buy, head to ONEROQClub.com and click “Taste.” Alternatively, you can also check local retailers. If the product is not available in local retailers, once this feature is available, in your area, you can submit a Carry Request
using your app and request it with the store owners or manager. (Note, fulfillment delays may apply based on your location and the status of our distribution in your market.)
Can I get a free sample before I join?
Due to the cost of our product, as well as liquor laws prohibiting free alcoholic goods to consumers, we currently do not offer free samples.
Will the cost of ONE ROQ come down over time?
The company cannot guarantee any cost changes but our hope is to be able to continue to improve our margins and pricing.
What is the corporate structure of ONE ROQ and what is the difference between a Membership “Unit” and a “Share” of Stock ?
ONE ROQ Spirits is currently structured as an LLC and you are purchasing Membership Units in this offering. “Units” are used to describe the measure of ownership when a company’s legal structure is a LLC. “Shares” are used to describe the measure of ownership in a C-Corp or an S-Corp. The company will evaluate the advantages of converting to a C-Corp but this is not planned at this time.
What is the difference between a Membership “Unit” and a “Share” of Stock?
“Units” are used to describe the measure of ownership when a company’s legal structure is a LLC. “Shares” are used to describe the measure of ownership in a C-Corp or an S-Corp. ONE ROQ Spirits is currently structured as an LLC, but will evaluate the advantages of converting to a C-Corp upon material growth of the company.
Will ONE ROQ always be an LLC?
ONE ROQ Spirits is currently structured as an LLC for tax purposes, but will evaluate the advantages of converting to a C-Corp upon material growth of the company.
Will ONE ROQ be available at major retailers?
Yes, ONE ROQ’s goal is to activate major retailers across the US and the world over the next four and half years. As a Member, you can help ONE ROQ enter retailers by using the Carry Request
tool located in your Member Dashboard.
I invested but I can’t I login to the app/club?
Investments take 7-20 days to fully clear. To receive access to the Club you must first be fully invested. You will know when you are fully cleared when your investment status diagram in your Member account shows the final stage of “Funds Invested” – or when you receive your official paper work from StartEngine. From there, it takes just a day for ONE ROQ to send you your official Welcoming e-mail which allows you to create your Member profile and account. Here you will use your StartEngine e-mail and a password of your choosing. The ONE ROQ Members dashboard can be accessed via laptop or our app.
I am fully invested but am not receiving the welcoming e-mail from ONE ROQ.
I’m a confirmed investor, have created a ONE ROQ Profile, but having trouble getting in.
If you created a Member profile with ONE ROQ, and are having trouble with your credentials, try creating a new password to reset your access.
If problems persist, e-mail tech support at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I know when I am fully invested?
Investments take anywhere from 7 to 20 days to clear depending on the Company’s next disbursement. To check your status, simply login to your StartEngine dashboard and observe the investment status diagram. It must be on the final stage: “funds invested.“
I invested and now it is asking me to “Reconfirm”?
Reconfirmations are required when your investment does not clear in time before the Company conducts its monthly disbursement. A reconfirmation is required for your original investment to be submitted and cleared. If you receive a reconfirmation, reconfirm as soon as convenient.
How do I generate earnings?
By virtue of investing, you have the right to receive future earnings in the form of potential dividends or upside on equity as the Company grows and increases in value. As a Member-Investor, you can drive the value of the Company simply by inviting others to Join the Club.
Why do I have to place orders through 1-877?
Today, all online orders throughout the industry of 80 proof spirits must be fulfilled by a licensed retailer or 3rd party fulfillment service which works with retailers to ship products to end-users in states where direct shipping of alcohol is lawful.
Why is the cost so high to order bottles?
All liquor companies are bound by a federally mandated supply chain known as the 3-tier system, which requires produces (ONE ROQ Spirits) to sell to a licensed wholesaler (in every state we want to market). That wholesaler then turns around and sells to retailers, who then sell to consumers. Each of these tiers requires 25% to 35% margin. To add to this cost, UPS and FEDEX apply a special Shipping & Tax figure that is above standard. To offset the industry wide expense burden of shipping alcohol due to the laws, ONE ROQ has made the commitment to create periodic promotions with its fulfillment partner, 1-877-Spirits. ONE ROQ remains very optimistic that price will continue to become more affordable to its Members as sales volumes increase.
How do I make suggestions for company improvements?
You can submit recommendations anytime using our Contact Form at ONEROQClub.com or by logging in to your Member dashboard.
How long does it take to process a Carry Request?
Currently requests are processing between 30-60 days in distributed markets and 60-120 days in non-distributed markets.
The Company’s goal is to fulfill Carry Requests within 7-14 days once a complete distribution and sales infrastructure as been established.
When do I get my perks?
The Company has chosen to create a staggered Perk Disbursement Schedule for investors to help it manage its cash flow. The current schedule is as follows:
- Investors who invested in Q4, 2018 will be authorized to claim perks in Q4, 2019
- Investors who invested in Q1, 2019 will be authorized to claim perks in Q1, 2020
- Investors who invested in Q2, 2019 will be authorized to claim perks in Q2, 2020
- Investors who invested in Q3, 2019 will be authorized to claim perks in Q3, 2020
- Etc. The above proposed claim schedules are subject to change at anytime.
What can I do to help ONE ROQ?
As a Member, you can use the Carry Request
and Share The Club
tools in your Member dashboard at any time to drive immediate value and growth to the Company, not to mention make ONE ROQ available at your favorite venues for your own personal – and business – enjoyment.
For more information, please refer to the SEC guidance in relation to Regulation Crowdfunding investing.