15 Celebrities Who Own Alcohol Brands
Whether they’re movie stars, singers, or athletes, it’s not surprising to know that some famous celebrities own their own alcohol brands. One common practice among celebrities is that they use their fame to their advantage to promote a product.
Celebrities are famous for using their fame to endorse brands of different varieties, and liquor is no exception. While some simply endorse a brand to their liking, others set up their own line of new brands.
Selling or endorsing their own brand is easier for them than other producers with no established name. This can be a very wise thing to do since it’s really hard to sell liquor these days. And for those celebrities who love to party, selling their own liquor at parties is just easy.
While there are celebrities who use their fame to earn a little extra by selling cheap liquor, there are those who are serious about selling their own liquor. Some celebrities are keen on endorsing their brand because they want their liquor recognized for their taste and not because of the celebrity endorsing it.
With so many celebrities endorsing their brand, it’s hard to know who are those serious about their brand and who are those who aren’t. Here are the top celebrities who own their own alcohol brands.
Drake - Virginia Black Whiskey
If you’re a Drake fan then you might want to check out his own liquor brand. The Virginia Black Whiskey is an American whiskey owned and endorsed by Drake and the founder of DeLeón Tequila, Brent Hocking. You might be curious as to the taste of this whiskey, and that’s what we’re here for.
The Virginia Black Whiskey is distilled and bottled in Indiana and it’s priced at around $40. The whiskey is 80 proof which is the standard amount of alcohol in most whiskey. The whiskey has a charred flavor with a hint of vanilla. It also has a fruity and cherry like taste to match the strong charred flavor.
Overall the whiskey is highly drinkable because of its unique cherry flavor. Drake’s fans can indulge in this whiskey mixed with his music with ease. The brand is fairly new to the market, so, if you want to taste something new, you know what to do.
Bob Dylan - Heaven’s Door Spirits
Bob Dylan might be known for his songs and influence in the world of music, but little does everyone know that Bob Dylan has his own line of Spirits. Heaven’s Door Spirits is an award-winning Tennessee whiskey that has produced award-winning brands.
This whiskey is distilled and bottled in Nashville where they’re also distilling Rye, Bourbon, and Double-barrel whiskey. Each bottle has its own unique taste and flavor which is priced between $50 and $80. Heaven’s Door whiskey is not yet available in some countries like the UK.
With only a few more years, this liquor might hold true to its name as an award-winning drink.
David Beckham - Haig Club Whisky
If you want to get drunk with some liquor then you should get drunk with something that has class. David Beckham’s Haig Club whiskey might be what you’re looking considering that the man behind the liquor has an incredibly high social standing.
The Haig Club Whiskey was introduced in 2014 with David Beckham as the face of the brand. The name Haig Club comes from the name of the founder of the distillery that bottles and produces this liquor, John Haig. The partnership between David and the distillery has brought some interesting results.
The Haig Club has a unique sweet and grainy taste. Drinkers who are new to this type of liquor can start with this whiskey because of its light texture. You can also add this liquor to other drinks to make a traditional cocktail.
George Clooney - Casamigos Tequila
If you’re not a fan of whiskey then you might want to try tequila. This tequila, however, is not just an ordinary tequila, this liquor is brought to you by George Clooney himself. If that’s not enough for you to try this liquor then the taste might draw you in.
The Casamigos Tequila started as an idea of Clooney together with his friends which turned out to be as a multi-million dollar investment. Their ownership of the tequila was short lived however because they sold it to Diageo for $1 billion.
The drink is then rumored to be hangover-proof even if you drink it all day long. The tequila itself is of high-quality because of the premium ingredients being then used to make this liquor.
Drew Barrymore - Barrymore Wines
The actress has always been passionate about wines which is why it’s no surprise that Drew Barrymore partnered with Carmel Road. This partnership brought about the creation of Barrymore Wines. Drew describes this wine as a collection of her experiences of traveling around the world.
A bottle of this wine could cost you about $22 to $28. Each bottle of Barrymore wines has its own unique flavor and personality. Drew is only one of the many celebrities who ventured into this kind of business.
Ludacris - Conjure Cognac
Endorsing Liquor might be what most celebrities are famous for, but there are those who enjoy making their own. The Conjure Cognac by Ludacris is one of those being produced by a celebrity. Ludacris himself is then involved in the blending process of making the liquor.
According to Ludacris, the Conjure Cognac has a soft and gentle feel when you drink it. The drink was primarily made for American drinkers, however, the liquor has also made it on international soil. More or less it has a strong fruity taste with no sweet accent to back it up.
Willie Nelson - Old Whiskey River
This bourbon whiskey is pioneered by no other than Willie Nelson himself. The name Old Whiskey river comes from Willies hit song of the same name. According to Willie, the process of making this whiskey is that it’s aged for 6 years in new charred barrels.
For those who have already tried Old whiskey River, they described the taste as something mellow and sweet. It also has a smooth finish when you drink it neat or raw. Overall, this liquor is a fine addition to the hundreds of liquor brands that are being sold in the market today.
Jay-Z - Armand de Brignac Champagne
If you’re not a fan of hard liquor because you’re a classy fellow that requires a fancy drink then you might want to try Jay-Z’s Armand de Brignac Champagne. This champagne brand has its share of controversies following the production of this alcohol.
A bottle of this Champagne could cost you more than a hundred dollars. This expensive champagne is not only known for its price but also for its taste. The brand has released a lot of flavors under this name with each bottle having their own unique flavor.
Ryan Reynolds - Aviation Gin
One of the more recent celebrities who bought their way to this line of business is Ryan Reynolds by acquiring Aviation Gin. The star bought his way in the company and became one of the members of the board. Compared to other giant Gin companies, Aviation Gin is just a small player in the market.
The reason why Reynolds bought a big part of the company is that he believed that this Gin is the best tasting gin in the world. It was not revealed as to what percentage did Ryan bought the company for but it was then said to be a huge portion.
Bruce Willis - Sobieski
With a lot of controversy surrounding this vodka brand, Sobieski is a name made popular by American actor Bruce Willis. When the Polish brand decided to up the ante and sell their liquor to the United States, it’s a common practice to find someone who will endorse the brand.
When they offered this to Bruce Willis, he accepted the offer and bought a portion of the company. The business, however, started to lose money and this is where the controversy started. It’s said that Bruce was stand to lose more than $26 million dollars out of the deal.
Justin Timberlake - Sauza 901 Tequila
This super smooth premium tequila is owned by no other than Justin Timberlake himself. A bottle of this tequila contains only the best blue weber agave that you can find. Being a fan of tequila for such a long time, Justin decided to buy his own tequila brand for himself.
He used his fame to endorse the brand and to show his fans his passion for making tequila. This premium tequila has a smooth taste that embodies countless years of hard work and dedication in making this brand possible.
Pharrell Williams - Qream With A Q
Designed for women, the Qream With A Q by Pharrell Williams is a prime example of a liquor made for women. This liquor targets women who love to drink but afraid of gaining some pounds along the way. Women can indulge in this drink without suffering the consequences afterward.
Strawberry Crème and Peach Crème are the two main flavors of this brand. Each bottle has a light and sweet taste that’s sure to capture the taste buds of your women. So, if you want to relax with your friends or just want to have a wonderful evening then this liquor might be what you’re looking for.
Dan Aykroyd - Crystal Head Vodka
Founded by Dan Aykroyd and artist John Alexander, this unique style of vodka is something to look forward to. Made from high-quality cream corn and peaches, this liquor is then distilled and bottled in special crystal skull bottles in Canada.
The water used in making this vodka comes from Newfoundland in Canada. The liquor is then filtered thoroughly before being bottled in crystals known as Herkimer diamonds. The crystal head is safe to store vodka for years to come without altering or changing the flavor of the drink.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - Miraval Rosé
Before the divorce scandal that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt faced regarding their marriage, they’ve produced one of the most popular wines in the market. The Miraval Rosé is a rose wine that has a beautiful light pale pink color. It also has a rich aroma that resembles the scent of fresh strawberries and rose petals.
Their marriage might be on the edge but its business as usual for this brand of rose wine. It would be a shame to discontinue this elegant brand of fruity spirits. Which is why the co-owners of the brand decided that even if the couple split, they would still continue to make this wine.
Carlos Santana - DVX
You might know Carlos Santana for his career as a renowned musician, but what you don’t know is that music is not the only thing that he’s creating. Carlos Santana is also known for making fine wine, the DVX is a new wine pioneered by Santana himself.
DVX was made possible with the help of the Mumm Napa winemaking team. Mumm Napa is one of the best winemaking houses in California which is a good choice to partner by Santana. The blend of DVX is a mix of his experience of music and rhythm to which he incorporated in his wine.