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Marketing / Graphic Design
Our graphic design and marketing aficionado, Caitlin, is our liaison to the modern age. She has built an impressive marketing presence for the store including our very own Drinks magazine, email newsletter, and social media networks boasting almost 18,000 followers. Every point of sale, display and wine list exhibits Caitlin’s special creative touch. A recent graduate of Memphis and newlywed, Caitlin enjoys photography and walk...
For over eleven years, this former U of M cheerleader has been sharing her own brand of spirits within our "supermarket of fine spirits". A pyschology graduate, Rachel has been a wonderful addition to our management team. Since starting out as cashier, she has developed into an important role of multiple responsibilities including bookkeeping, accounting, computers and over-all customer service. When Rachel is not over-seeing the day to day cho...
Our latest member of management, Emily is no stranger to the great wide world of wine. She has already completed her first level of sommelier training with the internationally known Court of Master Sommeliers. Emily is on the move, and her knowledge of wine, food-pairing and customer service expands daily as she is seen all over town conducting wine tastings and coordinating some of Buster’s biggest events. Though her education started at Aubu...
Mark E Stuart
Mark E. Stuart
Events Coordinator/Wine Manager
Mark moved to Memphis over twenty years ago for a scholarship with The Memphis State Symphony Orchestra. Soon after, he landed a part-time job at Buster’s. Originally from Arkansas, Mark’s small-town work ethic was soon noticed by the owners, and he was quickly promoted to manager. Mark’s ever growing list of accomplishments and bragging rights have made him one of the most recognizable faces inside and outside the store. He has...
Senior Wine Consultant
The master of all things wine, John is one of the city's most reputable and renowned experts in the field of wine, dining and culinary arts. With over 30 years of experience, he has the following of a celebrity. He hosts wine tastings and events all over the mid-south, and makes multiple contributions to the industry's publications as an expert, educator and connoisseur. As our Senior Wine Consultant, his emphasis is ensuring that Buster's i...
Every great organization has that one person who is literally the foundation of the company, representing all that is good. That person is Bill, our General Manager and overall chief of daily operations. Bill has been with Buster's for over three decades and has seen it all. Whether it's helping customers find that perfect bottle of wine, filling displays, unloading trucks, or pouring through the tedious task of our personnel schedule; Bill has ea...
With 15 years of service to the store, Cory brings his laid back style of sharing product knowledge and ensuring customer satisfaction to the forefront of our operation. This U of M graduate has built a reputation for himself as a well-rounded Manager who can complete any task with ease, not to mention a near-perfect golf swing. From selling a nice bottle of Bordeaux to holding court at the front door on a busy Saturday night, Cory possesses that p...
More of our CFO than anything, Patty is our store's office manager, bookkeeper, and essentially, the "real brains" of the business. Patty has been with Buster’s for almost 30 years since graduating from Memphis State with a microbiology degree. Since her humble beginnings as a cashier, she has witnessed the store double in size, inventory and revenue. Her keen decision-making and acute sense of detail have placed Patty in a unique position of cons...
A proud alumnus of The University of Alabama, Josh Hammond is our visionary and President of Operations. After graduating from the Business School with a marketing degree in 1993, he joined the family business and has since brought Buster’s into the 21st century with his fresh perspective and attention to detail. Ready for the task, Josh took on the monumental duty of computerizing our massive inventory and spearheaded our transition into a mode...
Morgan Hammond IV
As owner, CEO, husband, father, golfer, and "next in line", Morgan Hammond has worked the liquor business since he was old enough to pick up a case of Jack Daniels. Mind you, that was twelve years before he was allowed to legally drink it. Since 1986, Morgan has held a prominent role in the store. Learning every trick of the trade from Rommy and Buster, Morgan has undoubtedly added his own ideas that have helped propel the store into the thermosph...
R.M. "Rommy" Hammond, III
Owner, Chairman of the Board
"One of these days, I'm gonna have the largest liquor store in Memphis!" Rommy said those words when Buster's was just a two man operation with his dad, Buster. And he wasn't kidding. Seeing a trend in the late 1960's with the city's growth to the suburbs, Rommy and Buster closed their respective shops downtown and ventured "way out" east to our present day location at Poplar and Highland. Selling mostly liquor, Rommy saw an un-met demand for wine and he...
Katherine is an English major at Christian Brothers University. We knew she was Buster’s Gold the day she walked in and applied for a job. Her crazy smarts, super wit and enthusiastic personality have propelled her through the ranks. From cashier to office assistant and now manager, Katherine has worked every aspect of the store’s operation. She is one of our most valued and hard-working employees.
Buster's Pursues Fresh Opportunities
The single-unit Memphis, Tennessee, store takes advantage of changing state laws to grow its presence, online and off.
From left: Morgan, Rommy and Joshua Hammond own and operate Buster’s Liquors & Wines in Memphis, Tennessee. The store embraces legal change and technological innovation through its growing online business. (Photo by Hollis Bennett) 2015
Buster’s seeks to be “Bass Pro of Booze"
Buster’s Liquors & Wines’ longtime East Memphis presence is about to get even bigger.
The third-generation family business, which began in 1954, has been in the University Center near the corner of Poplar Avenue and Highland Street since moving into its original 800-square-foot space in 1970.
Buster's president Josh Hammond displays a bottle of Papi Joe's Hot Pepper Sauce, a locally produced bloody mary mix that is among many non-alcoholic fo...
Buster's Liquors and Wines
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Produced by James Logan and Written by Molly Shaw
For the last 61 years, third-generation family-owned Buster’s Liquors and Wines has been a Memphis libation landmark as Tennessee’s premier wine and liquor outlet. Founded by R.M. “Buster” Hammond Jr. in 1954, Buster’s has grown into the largest spirits retailer in the state — stocking more than 10,000 items. In the wake of major market changes, Buster’s is now making way for a 6,000-square-foot expansion to increase its p...
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by Jack Robertiello
Beverage Dynamics, September 22, 2014
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"Alcohol is like a grizzly bear. You can wrestle with it all you want,
...but you ain't ever gonna win."
|This page is dedicated to creating awareness for alcohol abuse. Please take the time to think of yourself and those around you who may benefit from these resources. At Buster's, we are sincerely concerned for those who are consumed by indulgence, addiction, or disease. Below are links and phone numbers to local area treatment cent...|
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