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CLARK TRIM

 

FROM: Born in Hobbs, New Mexico; grew up in Foreman, Arkansas

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 1991

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: My role is management. My passion is wine.

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Old and New World red blends. Also Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir.

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I worked for First Space Command, US Air Force, and lived for almost one year above the Arctic Circle, where I had the opportunity to visit the North Pole.

HENRIK THOSTRUP

 

FROM: Aarhus, Denmark

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 1991

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Wine and Spirits

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Provence Rosé, Rosé of Pinot Noir & Aperol Spritzer

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I am a huge Warhammer fan!

ADAM MADDEN

 

FROM: Hot Springs

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2019

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Bourbon, tequila and beer

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Arette tequila reposado and Stone Fear Movie Lions IPA

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: My grandfather was Owney Madden, famous bootlegger and notorious mobster.

AUSTIN SCHULTZ

 

FROM: Little Rock

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2019

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Meade and Rum

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Old Elk Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon or Ron Zacapa XO Rum

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I love to weld and read Warhammer 40k.

AUTUMN SHEPHERD

 

FROM: Fort Smith, AR

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2022

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Seltzers and Vodka

 

WHAT I'M DRINKING: Pseudo seltzers or Reyka Vodka in a variety of mixed drinks

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I love painting eyes with gouache.

CHRIS KOTOUN

 

FROM: Little Rock

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2010

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Wine and Whiskey

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Tequila, Czech Pilsners, Oregon Chardonnay

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I like to spend as much time as possible in the outdoors with my family!

COLIN MAXWELL

 

FROM: Little Rock

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2013

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Sake and Scotch Whisky

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Bushido Way of The Warrior Ginjo Genshu Sake

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I’m an avid artist.

DAVID FERO

 

FROM: Little Rock

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 1998

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Tequila, Single Malt Scotch and Wines, most varieties

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: mostly tequila

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I’m a voracious reader, primarily Sci Fi/Fantasy. And I collect premium tequilas.

DIERK MCCOY

 

FROM: Hot Springs

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2023

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Tequila

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Additive Free Tequilas

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I am an artist and make tie dye clothing.

FRANKIE EZELL

 

FROM: McLain, Mississippi

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2023

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Seltzers

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Uncle Nearest Rye 100 proof

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: Served 10 years in the United States Marine Corps. I love the outdoors. Fishing is my main hobby.

JOHN BROCKMAN

 

FROM: Pine Bluff, AR

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2016

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Bourbon

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Old Forester Signature 10​0 proof

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I am an Executive Bourbon Steward, one of only a handful in the state of Arkansas. Also, I play a mean game of pickle ball.

JONTE NORMAND

 

FROM: Lewisville, TX

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2024

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Wine and Whiskey

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Origami White Lotus Sake

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I've been drinking coffee since I was 3 years old.

JOSH LIDDY

 

FROM: Tulsa, OK

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2018

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Beer, Whiskey, Cognac/Brandy

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Trappist Rochefort 10 & Copper and Kings Butchertown Reserve Brandy

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I am an avid heavy metal music fan.

LANOYA SMITH

 

FROM: Little Rock

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2023

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Tequila

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: G4 Blanco

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I love to cook.

LISA WEBBER

 

FROM: Little Rock

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2023

 

WHAT I DO: Inventory Management

 

WHAT I'M DRINKING NOW: Peach Crown Royal and Sean Minor Rosé

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I love being a Memaw!

 
 
 

LIZ TATE

 

FROM: New London, Connecticut

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2019

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Craft beer and bourbon

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Seltzers and Cutwater Cocktails

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I collect vintage fabric and love antique shopping.

LOGAN HUNTER

 

FROM: Francia

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2019

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Wine and Candy Bars

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Siembra Azul Blanco

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I make my own cups!

NICK RULE

 

FROM: Little Rock

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2021

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Wine

 

WHAT I’M DRINKING: Rosé from France and Albariño from Spain

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I’m an avid home chef.

ROBERT GILES

 

FROM: Hardy, AR

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2020

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Gin and Wine

 

WHAT I'M DRINKING: Bareksten Botanical Gin

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I am currently studying for my level 3 WSET certification. In my free time I build and paint Warhammer figures.

ROBERTO PAGAN

 

FROM: Puerto Rico

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2013

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Rums of Puerto Rico

 

WHAT I'M DRINKING: Mostly Rum, some Bourbons and Tequila

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: Like to cook (Puerto Rican Style), watch Sci-Fi movies, listen and dance to Salsa Latino music.

RYAN LAMERE

 

FROM: Bauxite, Arkansas

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2019

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Beer

 

WHAT I'M DRINKING: When I do, usually cocktails like the Moscow Mule

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I write stories and poetry.

TERRY JACKSON

 

FROM: England (Arkansas)

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2023

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Delivery

 

WHAT I'M DRINKING: Iced tea

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I love people!

TROY OSBURN

 

FROM: Primarily from Texas, but that's a long story

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2004

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Wine/Sake/Beer

 

WHAT I'M DRINKING: Barrel Aged Stout or Syrah

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I have a chocolate lab pup who pretty much runs my life.

WILL ROBISON

 

FROM: Longmont, Colorado

 

WITH COLONIAL: Since 2022

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Seltzers

 

WHAT I'M DRINKING: Old Grandad 114

 

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: I have perfect pitch