About AuburnSince opening in 2008, the store’s philosophy is to provide exceptional customer service and selection.
Auburn Spirits has been a locally owned and operated liquor store on Wichita’s west side since 2008. Our goal is to provide a wide selection of wine, craft beers, and artisanal spirits carefully selected by our expert employees. Inside the store we hope you find your favorite items as well as some hard to find wines, local and craft beers, and an excellent whiskey collection.
Auburn Wine & Spirits at Central and Rock opened its door in the fall of 2018. With similar goals, we strive to create a shopping experience that generates a loyal guest base by providing a wide selection, educated staff, and the best prices in east Wichita.
*Both stores are independently owned and operated in accordance to state law.
The Auburn Spirits Team
I attended Kansas State University and received my Bachelors in 2007. I have been in the wine and spirits industry for 8 years and I have been the General Manager at Auburn Spirits since 2011. I completed the Level 1 Sommelier certification in 2013 and love learning about our industry and new products. My motto for liquor “I’ll try anything twice”.
Store Manager - Auburn Cigars
I began working in the retail cigar business here in Wichita after graduating high school. Cigars are my passion and I love the camaraderie that is found in smoking cigars in our cigar lounge. I am one of a few Certified Retail Tobacconists in the state of Kansas and I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with my customers.
Director of Wine
I got my first break in the wine business when I was hired by Ron Groves in September of 2003, “It was a fast start, I was hired early in the fall of my first holiday season and was helping with the buying by the end of October!” I left Wichita’s biggest wine discounter to work for its largest in terms of sales & size, Jacob Liquor Exchange. Under the guidance of JLE Wine Director Jamie Stratton and long time veteran of the wine industry Larry Evers, I was able to “soak up” a wealth of knowledge from these Wichita wine personalities. I then moved on to work for another entity in the wine industry, Glazer’s, a distributor of wine and spirits. With over five years of experience in retail and another four in liquor distribution plus over three years at Auburn Spirits as Wine Director, I’m well versed in the business of fine wine, spirits and craft beers. I enjoy showing people new, fun and interesting items in all three categories of the ‘Alcoholic Arts’, and always I want you to get the best bang for your buck!