10 Celebrities You Didn’t Realize Had Alcohol Brands


It seems that celebrities rarely reach a certain level of prominence without having at least one branded product in their name, be it a fragrance, clothing line, or a collection of wellness items. In some cases, stars even choose to tie their name to different types of alcohol.

Although it’s common practice for stars to work as brand ambassadors and spokespeople for alcohol companies, some celebrities have been inspired to get into the business and creative side of the wine and spirits industries.

From low-calorie cocktails to specialty wines, here are some celebrity-owned and celebrity-concocted brands you might not know about.

Actor Kyle MacLachlan went from “Twin Peaks” to rolling, vineyard hills with Pursued by Bear wine.

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The actor, known for playing Agent Dale Cooper in the “Twin Peaks” saga, is also the owner and face of Pacific-Northwest winery Pursued by Bear.

The fun, literary-inspired name of the brand is a reference to a famously vague Shakespearean stage direction: “Exit, pursued by a bear.”

The winery has been in operation since 2005 and its wines have been regularly well-reviewed by industry publications for years.

In 2018, Ryan Reynolds purchased boutique gin-producer Aviation Gin.

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You may have seen the actor’s face on ads for the Portland-based gin brand but he’s more than just a spokesperson for Aviation Gin. He’s also the owner of the company as of February 2018.

According to Fortune, his involvement is more on the business side of things than the distilling side, but his interest in the company came from his preference for the gin itself.

In September 2018, Aviation Gin told Fortunate that Reynolds plays “an active role in the day-to-day business and oversees creative direction” for the company.


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