Dining Sip Like The Stars With These Liquor Brands Owned By Famous Celebrities

Sip Like The Stars With These Liquor Brands Owned By Famous Celebrities

We bring you some of the fanciest liquor brands owned or co-owned by celebrities like George Clooney, Kendall Jenner and Dwayne Johnson.


By Priyanka Lamba and Manas Sen Gupta Published on Aug 06, 2023, 02:00 PM

Sip Like The Stars With These Liquor Brands Owned By Famous Celebrities
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There has been a growing trend of celebrities launching their own liquor brands in recent years. The business is lucrative, which is perhaps the reason why some of the biggest names in the world of entertainment find it an easy way to cash in on their popularity.

But the high margin that the business generates is not the only thing that attracts the big names; celebrities often prefer to showcase their personal taste in alcoholic products. For instance, actor Dwayne Johnson, who is still popularly known as The Rock from his WWE days, is a tequila connoisseur. So, it wasn’t a surprise when he launched his own tequila brand in early 2020.

Irrespective of how the business performs, the number of celebrities launching their own liquor brands has not gone down. And while it is understandable for gin lovers like Ryan Reynolds to launch Aviation Gin, even celebrities like Blake Lively, who confessed she doesn’t drink, have founded liquor brands.

With everyone — from actors and singers to models and celebrities — enthusiastically hopping on the entrepreneurial bandwagon and investing millions in the liquor business, we bring you some of the biggest celebrities from across the world who are owners or co-owners of some of the fanciest liquor brands in the world.

Celebrities who own or co-own liquor brands

Betty Booze

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In June 2023, Blake Lively launched her brand of canned sparkling cocktails named Betty Booze. The cocktails come in three varieties: sparkling tequila with oak-smoked lemonade, sparkling tequila with lime shiso, and sparkling bourbon with apple ginger sour cherry.

“Drinking isn’t my thing. But for f* sake, the flavour is. Homemade recipes. Real fruit. Real ingredients. Quality booze. No crap. Also a real time-saver. Which is why I really did it,” wrote Lively on Instagram, where she shared the news as well as pictures of the canned cocktails.

In 2021, Lively launched her nonalcoholic mixers brand named Betty Buzz. At the time, she said that she doesn’t drink.

“I don’t drink. I know that’s odd coming from the wife of an infamous gin slinger. Over the past many years of mixing but not drinking cocktails, it became clear mixers are the unsung heroes of the drink world and deserve just as much love as alcohol,” she said in a statement.


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On 4 December 2021, rapper-songwriter Cardi B debuted Whipshots at an event in Miami’s The Goodtime Hotel.

Whipshots, a brand she launched in partnership with consumer products giant Starco Brands, offers premium blends comprising whipped cream and vodka. It comes in three flavours — vanilla, caramel and mocha — which can be used to make cocktails and sweets even more delicious by adding a dollop.

When the partnership was announced in September 2022, Cardi B told Forbes: “Whipshots matches my style — over the top, sexy, unique. Together we’re completely innovating whipped cream and giving it an extra pop. Whipshots is Cardi in a can.”


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It was in 2013 when Ocean’s Eleven actor George Clooney, entrepreneur Rande Gerber and property developer Mike Meldman decided to start a company that would make tequila and mezcal. One thing led to another, and the company went public with beverage giant Diageo purchasing it in 2017 for USD 1 billion (THB 34,69,20,00,000). However, the trio continues to be a part of the brand.

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Aviation American Gin


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In 2006, the drink was launched by the House Spirits Distillery in Portland, Oregon. Years later, Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds took a liking to the Aviation American Gin and bought a major portion of the liquor business and became its co-owner in 2018.

However, the brand has been partially sold off to spirits and beer producer, Diageo, for about USD 610 million (THB 21,16,21,20,000), striking another partnership with the Canadian actor.

Fleur de Miraval


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Former couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought the Miraval winery from American businessman Tom Bove for USD 31 million in 2011. The new owners of the estate went on to produce one of the world’s most popular rosé wines — Fleur de Miraval Rosé Champagne — with local wine producers Pérrin family, who now own 50 per cent of the company. 

818 Tequila  


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One of the newest drinks to join the ranks of celebrity-owned alcohol brands is supermodel Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila, available in three variants — Blanco, Reposado and Añejo. The brand boasts of hand-crafted tequila from Jalisco, Mexico. 818 Tequila has won a host of accolades at events like the World Tequila Awards, SIP Awards, Ultimate Spirits Challenge, International Wine & Spirit Competition, MicroLiquor Spirit Awards and Denver International Spirits Competition.  

Maison No. 9 


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Singer and songwriter Post Malone partnered with longtime manager Dre London and entrepreneur James Morrissey to create this smooth French rosé  a smooth blend of freshly picked fruits like pear, pineapple and strawberry.  


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Actress Cameron Diaz and entrepreneur Katherine Power came together to launch a wine brand free of harmful additives and extracted from organically-farmed grapes. The vegan-friendly brand offers white, red and rosé wines made in Provence, Spain and Italy 

SelvaRey Rum  


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The singer-songwriter Bruno Mars co-owns SelvaRey, which roughly means ‘king of the jungle’ in Spanish, with Seth Gold, Marc Gold and Robert Herzig. Apart from its regal packaging, the liquor brand is available in white, chocolate and coconut flavours, and it is crafted at Maestro Don “Pancho” Francisco Fernandez’s Panama distillery.

Villa One  

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Who knew that a trip to Mexico in 2018 would lead singer Nick Jonas and US designer John Varvatos to start their own tequila brand? Developed by Master Arturo Fuentes, the herbaceous range includes Silver, Reposado and Añejo varieties.  

D’USSE Cognac  

Champagne brand Armand de Brignac made an appearance in his 2006 music video Show Me What You Got before legendary rapper Jay-Z took complete ownership of the liquor label in 2014. Years later, LVMH bought a 50 per cent stake in the company. The brand offers several variants: Brut Gold, Rosé, Demi-Sec, Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs.  

Taking his ambitions up a notch, the billionaire is also the partial owner and heads global strategy for D’USSE Cognac. The brand boasts two variants: D’USSÉ VSOP and D’USSÉ XO. As Jay-Z turned 50 in 2019, D’USSE Cognac unveiled the D’Ussé 1969 Anniversaire to celebrate the milestone. In March 2021, the first bottle from the rapper’s limited-edition Anniversaire collection sold for more than USD 50,000 (THB 17,34,600) at Sotheby’s.  

Teremana Tequila  


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Founded by actor Dwayne Johnson, the ultra-premium tequila is produced in small batches in the Jalisco Highlands, Mexico. Johnson worked with a local family-owned distillery to build his ambitious liquor project — a distillery for Teremana. A perfect option for those who admire the taste of fine tequila, the brand offers two variants — Blanco and Reposado. 

King St. Vodka 


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A gluten-free vodka — produced under master distiller, Ian Cutler — which is distilled seven times and made of alkaline water in Santa Barbara, California, King St. Vodka is a liquor owned by actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson. The name of her brand is inspired by her former home on King Street in New York.  

Barrymore Wines

Charlie’s Angels star and oenophile Drew Barrymore works closely with Carmel Road Winery winemaker Kris Kato to produce her range of wines. The actress is devoted to the creation of her Pinot Noir, Rosé and Pinot Grigio wines in her wine estate of which she is a proud owner.

This story first appeared here.

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Priyanka Lamba and Manas Sen Gupta

Priyanka Lamba and Manas Sen Gupta

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