President/CEO, founded Spirit Imports, Inc. in 1993.
Mr. Shayne, a recognized connoisseur of fine wines and distilled spirits, began his career in the wine and spirits industry at the age of 22 when he opened New York's first wine themed bar/night club. In 1977, he joined his family business, Merit Display Company, New York's premier alcoholic beverage merchandising firm. Upon the sale of Merit Display Company in 1983, Mr. Shayne was appointed Vice President of Marketing for Wellington Importers, Ltd., the United States subsidiary of the Bell's Scotch Whisky Company. Mr. Shayne co-founded Blair Importers, Ltd. in 1988, acting in the capacity of Executive Vice President prior to forming The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America, Ltd. and Spirit Imports, Inc. in 1993. Currently, Mr. Shayne is the CEO of Spirit Imports, Inc.