Store Hours Mon-Thu 9am-10pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm. Same day delivery cutoff is 8pm.
John Akins and David Bevans
Owners / Operators
David Bevans and John (Johnny) Akins set out to create a visually stunning shopping and learning space that is staffed with some of the most knowledgeable wine, beer, and spirits experts in Arkansas. Legacy Wine and Spirits can help find whatever you need with certified wine and beer specialists on staff. There is no other liquor store in Arkansas like Legacy.
After working managing other businesses together for eight years, in 2014, John Akins and David Bevans decided to take on a new project. That project just happened to be Legacy Wine and Spirits. They have a genuine interest in the industry and set out to create a different shopping experience with their store. When they're not busy at Legacy, John and David are traveling and entertaining friends.
Purchasing Manager and Cicerone
Jake began his professional career in alcohol retail sales in 2007. Quickly taking a liking to craft breweries and small-batch whiskey, he dove straight into the world of handcrafted beers and single malt Scotches. Working under the tutelage of numerous sommeliers, home-brewers, and all sorts of experts in alcohol sales and production, he honed his craft over the next eight years specializing in all things distilled, fermented, and brewed.
He is a Certified Cicerone through the Cicerone Certification Program.
He started working at Legacy in 2015
Jake was promoted to Purchasin Manager in 2019.
Favorite drinks: beer and scotch
JR grew up in Texas but fell in love with Arkansas and as of recently calls Little Rock home. He is married and has one son who is away at college. He worked as a bartender/manager for five years before becoming Liquor Buyer/Floor Manager for six years at a large liquor store.
In 2012, he moved to Texas and explored his other passions - food and music. He is now back in Arkansas and is excited to bring his experience to the Legacy Team.
Favorite drink: Old School Black and Tan
Team Leader and Beer Specialist
Jimmy is from Dallas/Ft Worth and moved to Little Rock 11 years ago. He is father to "the most wonderful girls in the world".
Jimmy is a dedicated beer nerd "never met a beer I didn't like, just a few I wouldn't drink again" Jimmy is an Army Veteran, he went to the University of North Texas where he studied radio, television, and film.
Some of Jimmy's hobbies include working on cars, home brewing and anything to do with KISS.
Started working at Legacy January 2022
Favorite drink: Chimay Grand Reserve (Blue Label) & Rahr & Sons Paleta de Mango
Wine Specialist James Cripps is certified by the Society of Wine Educators and has been wine and spirits educator in Arkansas for many years.
A veteran wine distributor and importer, he has traveled to and studied in many of the famous wine producing areas around the globe.
Jacob is originally from Little Rock, AR. He attended UCA. Jacob loves to travel and hang out with his friends.
He began working at Legacy in June 2020.
Jacobs Favorite Drink: Tequila
Drew grew up back and forth between Texas and Arkansas. He is new to the liqour world. He is cuttently studying biology at UALR. Drew has a pet lizard named Penelope.
He started working at Legacy in July 2022.
Favorite drink: Tapatio Tequila or Plantation Rum
Caleb was born and raised in Little Rock, AR. He is a parkview art and science alumni with some at home brewing ecperience. Caleb loves doing anything outdoors like hiking and camping. He is an eagle scout, and he won 3rd in the state for bowling. Caleb is a national competitor for archery, he is a trumpet player and jazz lover. Currently he is focusing his time on friends and making memories that he will never forget.
He started working at Legacy in June 2022.
Favorite drink: Vodka Redbull or Jack & Coke
Lisa is a proud Native Texan who has lived in the Little Rock area for 20 years. She has a Bachelor's degree from Texas and a Master's Degree from Harding. She lives with her husband and her two high school children.
She enjoys the simple things in life: country music, sunsets, fishing, kayaking, and spending time at the family lake house. She likes a good game of pool and enjoys entertaining friends from the bar on her patio.
In her spare time, she volunteers at the Arkansas Food Bank and the Quapaw Quarter Association as a docent of historical homes. Her family also enjoys fostering dogs from the non-profit organization Maumelle Friends of the Animals.
She began working at Legacy in June 2020.
Lisa is eager to learn more about wine, spirits, and crafted beer. She is passionate about providing superior customer service and is dedicated to Legacy's loyal patrons.
Her favorite drinks describe her personality: Minty Mojito (sweet with a little kick) and a Spicy Jalapeno Margarita (smooth with a lot of spice - and don't forget the Tajin!)
Karen was born and raised in Little Rock, and she has four daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing or doing anything that relates to softball.
She started working at Legacy in 2019.
Favorite drink: Rock Town Bourbon Cream
Mel was born and raised in Arkansas. Her favorite trip so far was going to Ireland for three weeks. She loves living on the lake with her two rescue cats, Ginger and Minx. Mel has one daughter who lives in Little Rock.
Favorite drink: Rum
Outside Sales Coordinator and Wine Specialist
Certifications/Special Training/Area of Expertise: WSET Level 3, Entry Level Sommelier, Pulaski Tech Certification in Wine and Spirit Studies
Jared was the bar manager at Big Orange - West while in college before coming to Legacy. He grew up in Little Rock and came to Legacy to put his education to use.
He has worked at Legacy since 2016.
Jared was promoted to Outside Sales Coordinator in March 2021.
Favorite drinks: Intrinsic Red Blend or a Bulliet Rye Manhattan
Jonathan is a native of central Arkansas. He is a proud cat-dad of two "felonious" felines and uncle to three beautiful nieces and a newborn nephew.
Jonathan began working at Legacy in June 2020.
He is new to the world of wine and spirits but is very excited about this opportunity and looking forward to learning as much as he can!
Jonathan was promoted to Team Leader in March 2021.
Grant is from North Little Rock. He graduated from NLRHS with an International Baccalaureate diploma and studied Theatre and History at the University of Missouri.
He is an actor, singer, and musician. I play several instruments including guitar, bass, drums, and banjo (specifically in the clawhammer style.) He was on a national tour of the Broadway show Once: The Musical and has worked at regional theaters across the US.
Grant began working at Legacy June 2022.
Favorite drinks: Franziskaner and Kings County Peated Bourbon
Katie is from Vidalia, Louisiana. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Louisiana Tech University.
Her hobbies include roller skating and Netflix & Chilling.
She began working at Legacy June 2022.
Favorite drink: Whiskey Sour
Inventory Control Specialist
Rachel comes to us from New Orleans, LA where she has spent five years studying wine under the guidance of an advanced sommelier. She moved to Little Rock in August 2021 and began working at Legacy in September 2021. Since then, Rachel has gained her Level 2 Award in Wines with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and preparing for her Level 3. In her free time, you can find Rachel enjoying a glass of wine while binge watching true crime docs with her animals.
Started working at Legacy August 2021.
Favorite drink: She loves many wine styles, but a current favorite is Escudo Rojo Syrah Reserva by Baron Philippe de Rothschild from Maipo Valley, Chile
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