Meet the team

Dylan Palmer, Operations Manager

Dylan’s first job in the liquor industry—tending bar at his local watering hole—was waiting for him as soon as he turned 19, and he was immediately hooked by the feeling of satisfaction he got by positively impacting a customer’s experience through service, knowledge, creativity and friendship, a feeling that only fostered the desire to further his knowledge and professionalism. He loves the stories and processes of production behind the products and recipes, and has spent the past 20 years sharing that love with his customers. Dylan is most proud of the passion, interest and excitement that the staff has for the products, which translates directly to the customer making for a unique and memorable experience. Watching one of our staff members sharing their excitement for a product with a customer always makes him smile.

Personal favourite drink:

The classic bourbon Old Fashioned

Favourite product to encourage customers try for the first time:

Northwest craft beers

Darryl Lamb, Brand Manager

Darryl moved to BC in 2006 to begin a career in the wine trade; getting his start in retail for a small BC winery, he quickly rose to a management position. He studied under James Cluer, Master of Wine at the UBC Wine and Spirit Education Trust. During his tenure as BC Wine buyer at the Granville Island Liberty Wine Merchant, Darryl mastered the art of food and wine pairings, and went on to spearhead the Granville Island Gastronomic Society (GIGS), the successful cross-promotional program between Liberty Wine Merchants, the Federal Government of Canada, and the food purveyors within Granville Island Public Market. During this time, not surprisingly, the Granville Island location became the top Liberty location. Darryl then took the reins as General Manager at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales in Vancouver, where he played a key role in revamping the entire store layout, production and staff. At Legacy Liquor Store from the very beginning, he continues to fuel his natural curiosity for all things alcohol beverage-related.

Personal favourite drink:

Willamette Pinot Noir

Favourite product to encourage customers try for the first time:

Aged rum from one of the Caribbean distilleries he visited in his globe-trotting youth

Chris Bonnallie, Beer Supervisor

Christopher Bonnallie is a veteran of Vancouver’s craft beer scene, with 16 years as a professional beer lover and brewer (both home and commercial) under his belt. In his 20s, already passionate about beer, he moved to England where he was exposed to the incredible range of flavours and styles of true English ales. This led him to brewing professionally in the UK, a career path he followed when he returned home to Vancouver.  His favourite part of his job at Legacy is the educational aspect—not just learning more about the different products on our shelves (and the stories behind them) himself, but sharing that knowledge with others and helping them along their own paths to beer geekery.

Personal favourite drink:

Brown ales

Favourite product to encourage customers try for the first time:

A Lambic Gueuze