Store Hours Mon-Thu 9am-10pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm. Our cutoff for same day delivery is 8pm.

About Us

 

 

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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.

 

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Jake Dell

 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

 

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JR Gloria

 General Manager

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

 

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Jonathan Bradshaw

 Team Leader

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.

 

 

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Jared Davis

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

 

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Jimmy Gary

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

 

 

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Leah Lambert

Beer Manager

Leah grew up in Arkansas and has lived in Little Rock since 2013. She has a degree in Political Science with a minor in history. She has two cats and enjoys roller skating and going to local music shows.

She previously worked at Stone's Throw Brewing. She has a Level 1 Beer Cicerone Certification and has serviced as a beer judge in local competitions.

Leah started working at Legacy April 2022.

She was promoted to Beer Manager in August 2022.

Favorite Drink: Aviation

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Jacob Collins

 Sales Associate

Javob is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended went to UCA. He loves to travel, spend time with friends, and go to parties.

Jacob started working at Legacy in June 2022.

  Favorite drink: Tequila

 

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Caleb Hall

 Sales Associate

Caleb was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas.He is a Parkview Arts and Science alumni. He has some at-home brewing experience with his dad.He loves doing anything outdoors like hiking, and camping. He is an eagle scout, he has ranked 3rd in the state for bowling, he is national competitor for archery, trumpet player, and jazz lover.Caleb is now focusing his time on spending time with his friends, attending parties, and making memories that he will never forget

Caleb started working at Legacy in June 2022
Favorite drink is : Vodka Redbull or Jack & Coke

 

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Lisa Harrison

 Sales Associate

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!)

 

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Michael Hennessey

 Sales Associate

Michael was born and raised in Little Rock and graduated from Catholic High.

He is an avid shoe collector and makes rugs when he has the time.

He started working at Legacy in February 2022.

Favorite drink: Tequila straight, specifically Don Julio 1942

 

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Karen Okwuikpo

 Sales Associate

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

 

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Malachi Steward

 Delivery Driver

Malachi is Arkansas raised but a Texan at heart! He started off his education in French at the University of Central Arkansas and has continued at Colorado Technical University for consumer psychology.

He really enjoys spending time with his nine rescue turtles, working on projects, and re-finishing furniture.

Favorite drinks: Water with lemon

 

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Grant Watkins

 Delivery Driver

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

 

 

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Katie Kammerdeiner

 Graphic Designer

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

 

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Rachel Marks

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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