Top Celebrity Owned Liquor Brands
There are just so many celebrities with alcohol brands these days! Let’s delve into the best celebrity alcohol you might consider sampling.
Lots of Stars Have Their Own Tequilas
Kendall Jenner's 818 Tequila
Earlier this year Kendall Jenner announced on Instagram (where else) her intention to roll out 818 Tequila; the number is an ode to the area code in her native Calabasas, California. And she raised some eyebrows from tequila fans by committing the sin of sipping tequila with ice in a highball glass. Jenner says she'll source her liquor from Jalisco, Mexico, one of the world's top agave-producing regions, and it'll be available in Blanco, Añejo, and Reposado varieties.
Michael Jordan's Cincoro
Did you happen to catch Michael Jordan sipping something fancy on the popular Last Dance docuseries? That's his very own brand of tequila, Cincoro, co-founded with other basketball luminaries, including Jeanie Buss (co-owner of the LA Lakers) and Wes Edens (Milwaukee Bucks owner). But mere mortals can't easily sip the high-end tequila Jordan enjoys. The premier Cincoro is only available in limited batches and Extra Añejo goes for close to $2,000 per bottle. But Cincoro also has more reasonably priced selections in the $70 to $130 range.
Villa One from Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas, perhaps best known lately for serving as a judge on The Voice, paired with fashion designer John Varvatos to bring us Villa One Tequila. The agave is also sourced from Jalisco, Mexico, giving the brand, as the Villa One site says, "earthy Lowland notes with the sweeter, fruity notes of Highland agave." If you'd like to see if that's true a bottle will set you back about 50 bucks.
Double Shot With Sammy Hagar and Guy Fieri
Back in the early 90s, rocker Sammy Hagar was one of the first celebs to get into the booze business with Cabo Wabo, the in-house tequila for his club of the same name in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. More recently Hagar joined with celebrity chef Guy Fieri to create Santo Fino Blanco Tequila, a smoky libation that's aged in oak bourbon barrels. The two celebs also make "Mezquila," a mix of mezcal and tequila.
The Rock Gets Spiritual With Teremana
Perhaps the most famous face selling his own brand of tequila these days is The Rock. He's the force behind Teremana Tequila, a name that has personal significance: "Terra'' is Latin for earth, and "Mana'' is the Polynesian word for spirit, a nod to The Rock's Samoan heritage. His tequila is crafted old-school style, in copper pots at a distillery in Mexico. Different varieties range in price from around $35 to $60.
Stars With Booze Brands Beyond Tequila
Sips Some Post Malone Wine
Looking at Post Malone, and the abundance of face tattoos you can't miss, you probably don't think this guy is a connoisseur of fine wine. But Posty is! So much so that the rapper's got his own wine—Maison No. 9, named after his favorite tarot card, the Nine of Swords that represents triumph in the face of challenges such as fear, guilt, and self-doubt. The rapper's delicate rosé retails for just north of $20.
Drake Has a Whiskey Brand
The Grammy-winner got into the liquor biz in 2016 with the launch of Virginia Black whiskey, now offering its Decadent American small-batch variety. It certainly looks decadent in its designer gold bottle. Drake’s blend of two, three, and four-year-old bourbon retails for just over $60 a bottle.
From Breaking Bad to Mezcal
Building on the legendary success of the TV show Breaking Bad, where high-end criminals were apt to sip high-dollar hooch, co-stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston teamed up on their own brand of mezcal. The appropriately named Dos Hombres is made from Espadin agave in Oaxaca, Mexico, aged either six years (costing about $60 a bottle) or 25 years ($350).
Idris Elba Has His Own Champagne
Of course, a suave international star like Idris Elba would be behind fine French wine. And champagne at that. Real champagne from the Champagne region of France. Elba's Porte Noire brand features a collection of wines from two different French estates known for their award-winning champagnes and rosés.
Ryan Reynolds is a Gin Man
You probably know him from films including Deadpool and Green Lantern. But folks in the Pacific Northwest also know Ryan Reynolds as the co-owner of the Portland-based gin brand Aviation. On their website Reynolds assures us, "I've tried every gin on the planet, and Aviation is, hands down, the best. Also, I don't recommend trying every gin on the planet."
So maybe next time you’re looking to enjoy a libation, perhaps you'll consider going Hollywood and checking out one of the many celebrity liquor brands.
Written by William McCleary for Knockaround.