Performers love the allure of a multi-hyphenate career, but the coveted brag doesn’t just extend to actor-director-producer combos. For some particularly ambitious celebrities, such a resume doesn’t have to end within the world of entertainment. Many are adding to their portfolios with clothing lines, makeup, fragrances, and food and beverage brands. Here are some celebrities that have branched out into the alcohol world.
George Clooney – Casamigos Tequila
The Oscar winner co-founded his appropriately classy tequila line in 2013 with longtime friends Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman. After working with a master distiller in Mexico for years to create the perfect bottle, the team landed on the Casamigos line, which now consistently lands high on lists of top-shelf tequilas.
Ryan Reynolds – Aviation Gin
Ryan Reynolds has successfully extended his cheeky, quick-witted persona to this venture with Aviation Gin. This year alone, Aviation has made headlines for clever ad campaigns and publicity stunts from the actor himself – Aviation launched a “naked” bottle, free of a label, under the name OnlyGins, and a “More Ounces Homeschool Bottle” as a nod to the parents trying to manage online learning.
John Wolfe – Juan Lobo Tequila
As a musician deeply rooted in his home state of Texas, country artist John Wolfe knows a thing or two about authenticity. His tequila line, Juan Lobo, is the handcrafted product of a group of agave farmers who have been working their land for five generations. The name is a clever nod to the wolf, a reference to John’s own surname while also conjuring the image of the animal, which, in old Aztec lore, was believed to have guided brave warriors. It’s not so bad of a journey to take if it ends with Juan Lobo.
Bryan Cranston + Aaron Paul – Dos Hombres Mezcal
Following the success and close friendship that resulted from their work together on the Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad,” actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul continued their work as a dynamic duo offscreen. Whether due to fans of the show or just fans of a great, smoky mezcal, this bottle has been a hit.
Kenny Chesney – Blue Chair Bay
For decades, country artist Kenny Chesney has stayed firmly rooted in his brand of beachy leisure, and his accompanying rum, Blue Chair Bay, was a perfect extension of this aesthetic. What’s more appropriate for the seaside than rum? With nearly a dozen flavor options to choose from, Blue Chair Bay has become a favorite among cocktail connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike.