Monkey Shoulder® Whisky Presents Rodney Mullen In Conversation With Shaun Gladwell

TORONTO, ON – June 13, 2017 – What do whisky and skateboarding have in common? Well, on June 23rd the answer will be Rodney Mullen. Monkey Shoulder® Whisky has partnered with The Drake Hotel to bring the skateboarding legend to Toronto to hang, sip whisky cocktails, and talk skate, life and art alongside renowned visual artist, Shaun Gladwell.

Rodney Mullen is a veteran skateboarder, referred to by many as “The Godfather of Skating”. He earned this title through perseverance and innovation, inventing tricks such as the flat ground ollie, the kick flip, the heel flip, the 360 flip, and on, and on, and on… You get the idea, right?

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Shaun Gladwell works predominantly in video arts, with a focus on movement and performance within the natural landscape. His primary interests range from street dance to extreme sports, and of course, skateboarding.

For one evening only, Mullen and Gladwell will discuss the intersection of art and skateboarding and answer questions in an intimate open forum, at one of the most iconic venues in Toronto, The Drake Hotel. Seating is limited, but early bird tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on for $125.


Who:   Rodney Mullen-Professional Skateboarder, Shaun Gladwell-Visual Artist, Michael Mooney-National Brand Ambassador, Monkey Shoulder® Whisky

What:   Rodney Mullen and Shaun Gladwell in conversation, Monkey Shoulder Whisky samples

When:  Friday, June 23rd, 2017 – 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3

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MONKEY SHOULDER® WHISKY is the world’s first ‘triple’ malt scotch whisky that combines single malts from three of Speyside’s finest distilleries.  The versatile taste means it’s perfect for experimentation to create exciting new flavours and cocktail recipes. One of the top trending scotch whiskies in the world’s 50 best bars, Monkey Shoulder offers hints of zesty orange, vanilla, honey and spiced oak on the nose, and a rich spicy vanilla taste. Enjoy Monkey Shoulder’s smooth finish on the rocks or mixed into a fresh cocktail.



William Grant & Sons is an independent family-owned distiller founded by William Grant in 1887 and today still controlled by the fifth generation of his family. Named ‘IWSC Distiller of the Year’ in 2013 for the sixth consecutive year, William Grant & Sons distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s favourite single malt Glenfiddich®, the handcrafted range of The Balvenie® single malts and one of the world’s best loved blended Scotches, Grant’s®, as well as selected other spirits, including Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Spiced Rum, Tullamore Dew®, Monkey Shoulder® Whisky, and Reyka® Vodka. William Grant & Sons is represented by Peter Mielzynski Agency (PMA CANADA) in Canada.


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