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.
Lauren received a degree in Special Education from the University of Central Florida. After graduation, she started her career in the liquor business working as an associate brand ambassador for some of the industry’s most well-known whisky brands. She followed her passion in the industry working with people and products from places and distilleries around the world. In 2009, she got married to her husband Evan in Ft. Lauderdale. They currently live in Boca Raton, FL with their Puggle Bailey, 2 daughters Bryce and Dylan and son, Hunter!
After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in both Advertising / Public Relations and Hospitality Management, Gabby began her career in the liquor industry managing The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America, Ltd, a private membership club for whisky enthusiasts in the United States as well as The Whisky Extravaganza, a multi-city consumer whiskey tasting event across the country. Gabby lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is mom to Lucy, an adorable Goldendoodle. She looks forward to growing her career in the liquor industry and sharing her experiences through The Whisky Sisters®.