Ryan Reynolds’ gin brand, Aviation Gin, was bought by Diageo yesterday for £466 million. This got us thinking: what other celebrities have their own alcohol brands?

Why would an award-winning actor like Ryan Reynolds own a gin brand, you may ask? Well, in the words of podcasters My Brother, My Brother and Me – celebrity wine? Why not.

From Nick Jonas tequila, to wines á la Drew Barrymore. It seems like every celebrity is in on the alcohol business these days.

If you consider yourself an alcohol connoisseur dedicated to trying all you can (for better or worse), here are some celebrity alcohol brands – aside from Aviation Gin – you should check out.

David Beckham’s Haig Club Whisky

Launched in 2014, this whisky exudes luxury. At least that’s what their stylish 2014 marketing campaign wants you to believe.

In 2016, Beckham launched Haig Club Clubman. This is a lighter, slightly stuttery, whisky designed for pairing with fizzy drinks.

It’s cheaper than the original Haig Club whisky and has a smooth, sweet flavour.

Price: Haig Club £38.99/Haig Club Clubman £18.95

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s Dos Hombres Mezcal

For any Breaking Bad fans, this is a must-try.

Settle down for the night with a few episodes of the show and a glass of this, and you’ll feel like you’re right there in New Mexico.

The idea for this mezcal was dreamed up by Cranston and Paul while dining at a New York sushi bar, as a a way for the pair to stay in contact after Breaking Bad.

Price: $65/£50

Conor McGregor: Proper No.12 Whiskey

The Irish MMA fighter launched his own brand of whiskey back in 2018.

Named after Dublin 12, the area McGregor grew up in, it packs a punch with a woody-caramel flavour.

This whiskey was created in collaboration with former Bushmills distillery manager David Elder, so you should certainly give it a go if you’re a big whiskey fan.

Price: £24.95

Danny DeVito’s Premium Limoncello Original

In 2006, Danny DeVito appeared on US TV show The View intoxicated. He blamed his inappropriate jokes and slurred speech on the limoncello he had before the show.

Capitalising on this moment, DeVito soon after launched his own brand of the Italian lemon liqueur.

But the best part is that it even has its own theme song, which will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. You’re welcome.

Danny DeVito’s Limoncello Theme Song

Price: $25

Decisions, decisions

Sure, celebrity branded and endorsed alcohol can be gimmicky. It’s definitely an oversaturated market.

But if you’re on the look-out for your new favourite drink, or quirky gift, it could be the perfect starting point.

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