We Tried 30 Celebrity Drink Brands and Ranked Them All

Branding is the name of the game, and many celebrities take it to a new level by owning drink brands.
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Today, celebrity is about more than appearing in movies, TV shows, and magazines. Even celebrities have side hustles today. Branding is the name of the game, and many celebrities take it to a new level by owning drink brands. We ranked 30 major celebrity drink brands to find out where each one stacks up. Some of the best celebrity beverages may surprise you.

30. Ryan Reynolds – Aviation Gin

Ryan Reynolds
Actor Ryan Reynolds announced that he owned Aviation Gin, part of Davos Brands. Reynolds calls Aviation Gin the best-testing gin in the world after trying it for the first time. The Portland-based brand actually has been rated highly based on its deliciously smooth taste that is easier to sip than most gins. Reynolds plays a role in the day-to-day operations of the brand, which has existed for years but recently grew to new fame. Shutterstock

29. Dave Matthews – Dreaming Tree Wines

Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews, frontman for the Dave Matthews Band, established Dreaming Tree Wines. Dreaming Tree is a sustainable brand with light bottles and labels made of recycled paper. Additionally, some profits from the wine are donated to organizations that help the environment. It does not hurt that the wine is simply delicious and that he offers a red blend that no wine drinker could turn up their nose to. Shutterstock

28. George Clooney – Casamigos Tequila

George Clooney
George Clooney owns Casamigos Tequila, whose name refers to “house of friends.” George Clooney got the idea to create his own liquor brand from visiting Mexico. Initially, he established the liquor for himself and his friends to enjoy, but the distiller noted that the group was ordering too much. They decided to license the drink and make it available for purchase. Clooney and company sold their company, but they remain the faces of the brand. Shutterstock

27. Dan Akroyd – Crystal Head Vodka

Dan Aykroyd
Dan Akroyd introduced Crystal Head Vodka. The bottle is a sight to behold, offering a glass skull you will want to practice your Shakespeare with. Is the vodka as good as the bottle might imply? Many people say yes! This celebrity beverage may be worth your time and money. Could Dan Akroyd have a career in the drink industry? Perhaps. Shutterstock

26. Justin Timberlake – 901 Tequila

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake owns 901 Tequila, a premium brand in collaboration with Casa Sauza. The tequila is triple distilled to create a smooth taste you can drink straight, and its name comes from the area code for his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Timberlake is passionate about his brand, and it shows in how much care he takes to facilitate an easy-drinking tequila. You can certainly tell that Timberlake is true to his roots in establishing this drink. Shutterstock

25. Bill Murray – Slovenia Vodka

Bill Murray
Bill Murray introduced Slovenia Vodka. It is a fan favorite for those who want to be a part of everything the actor does, but it has not achieved the same fame as many of the other beverages on this list. The actor has achieved so many things, but renowned success for his vodka line has not necessarily been one of them. Maybe this will change in the future. Shutterstock

24. Channing Tatum – Born and Bred Vodka

Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum has partnered with Grand Teton Distillery in 2017 to create a vodka brand called Born and Bred. Tatum certainly was able to diversity his brand with the help of this drink, which is just as delicious as the packaging implies. His foray into creating beverages could become an ongoing venture based on the success of this drink. Shutterstock

23. Brad Pitt & Angeline Jolie – Miraval Rosé

Brad Pitt & Angeline Jolie
While Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie may no longer be a couple, they have co-owned a drink brand called Miraval Rosé for years. They purchased Château Miraval in 2008 and got married there years later. Within hours of the wine becoming available, they were sold out. In spite of the couple’s split, the brand remains co-owned by both parties. This is certainly a great venture to save for their children. Shutterstock

22. Nick Jonas – Villa One Tequila

Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas recently picked up a new liquor brand. He launched Villa One Tequila alongside fashion designer John Varvatos. While the two friends were vacationing in Mexico, they decided to invest in a tequila company of their own. Villa One Tequila comes in anejo, reposado, and silver types. Shutterstock

21. Sean Combs – Ciroc Vodka

Sean Combs
Sean Combs, better known as Diddy, partnered with Ciroc vodka in the late 2000s. The vodka brand was completely turned around by Diddy’s involvement thanks to his knack for marketing. He helped turn Ciroc into a premium vodka. Shutterstock

20. Rita Ora – Próspero Tequila

Rita Ora
Rita Ora is a shareholder and chief creative partner with Próspero Tequila. The brand was actually created by one of the world’s first female tequila distillers, Stella Anguiano. Shutterstock

19. Bethenny Frankel – Skinnygirl

Bethenny Frankel
Even the Real Housewives of New York stars are cashing in on drink brands. Bethenny Frankel’s drink brand, Skinnygirl, was sold to Beam Suntory in 2011. The successful brand expanded from alcoholic beverages to snacks and meals. Shutterstock

18. Willie Nelson – Old Whiskey River

Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson, a legend known for his country music, is also now known for his delicious whiskey. Old Whiskey River is more than just a song. It’s also a real whiskey. When you order a bottle, you receive an autograph and guitar pick, which puts this beverage in an entirely different category. Shutterstock

17. Drake – Virginia Black Whiskey

Drake launched a beverage brand called Virginia Black whiskey in 2016 alongside Promixo Spirits and Brent Hocking. The brand is themed on 1970s nightlife, style, and fashion. Shutterstock

16. Drew Barrymore – Barrymore Wines

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore owns a line of affordable wines called Barrymore Wines in partnership with Kris Kato. Barrymore cites her passion for wine in describing her desire to own a beverage company that offered wines that were easy to drink. Barrymore claims that easy-drinking wines can be complex too. Her brand offers a rosé, pinot noir, and pinot grigio. Shutterstock

15. Ludacris – Conjure Cognac

Two glasses of Conjure Cognac
Ludacris introduced Conjure Cognac, which is still seemingly on store shelves in spite of its small social media presence. The drink was once relatively popular, and nobody could deny that Ludacris and his fame contributed to the success of the brand. Shutterstock

14. Danny DeVito – Limoncello

Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito launched his own brand of limoncello, which apparently comes straight from Sorrento, Italy. The sweet taste is something you can sample before you even open the bottle, thanks to the scratch-and-sniff label. Shutterstock

13. Bob Dylan – Heaven’s Door

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan also recently acquired a whiskey brand, and the labels will feature his very own artwork. His brand is called Heaven’s Door, and the drinks are certainly unique. Right now, Dylan’s brand double barrel whiskey, Tennessee bourbon, and rye whiskey. Each drink is finished in car barrels. Dylan’s drink is only available in select locations in Tennessee, California, Texas, New York, Illinois, and Florida. Shutterstock

12. David Beckham – Haig Club Collaboration

David and Victoria Beckham
David Beckham developed a single grain Scotch alongside Haig Club. Haig Club has a solid reputation in the industry, and the taste of the whiskey demonstrates that rich heritage. The Scotch whiskey is typically marketed to people who have not yet found Scotch to be the perfect drink for them. It is certainly smooth and drinkable. Shutterstock

11. Sammy Hagar – Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum

Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar introduced Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, but this is certainly not the first kind of drink the rocker introduced. In the 1990s, he also introduced the world to a tequila called Cabo Wabo. It was massively popular, and he was able to sell the brand for a pretty penny. Today, he has a rum that is surely just as successful. He also created a mezcal alongside Adam Levine, of Maroon 5 fame. Shutterstock

10. Kenny Chesney – Blue Chair Bay

Kenny Chesney
Country singer Kenny Chesney may be known for his song “Drink it Up,” but he also wants you to drink up his premium rum, Blue Chair Bay. The rum is flavored, offering tastes of coconut, spiced cream, banana, and more. Shutterstock

9. Cheech Marin – Tres Papalote Mezcal

Cheech Marin
Cheech Marin has his own tequila brand too. It’s called Tres Papalote Mezcal. The drink is made in Mexico and provides a unique bottle design you will not be able to associate with anybody else. Mezcal may not be the thing Cheech Marin is known best for, but it is certainly a great business venture for him. Shutterstock

8. Hanson – MMMHobps

The Hanson brothers
The brothers who formed the band Hanson may have once been known for performing the son “MMMBop,” but now they promote their beer “MMMHops.” This brand also gives back to the community, with a percentage of each sale benefiting communities in need of clean water. Shutterstock

7. Ron Jeremy – Ron de Jeremy

Ron Jeremy
Ron Jeremy introduced his very own rum. Funnily enough, it is called Ron de Jeremy. In Spanish, ‘ron’ means ‘rum,’ creating the perfect opportunity for the star to capitalize on a pun. Does the taste live up to the expectations? Maybe so. Shutterstock

6. AC/DC – Thunderstruck

AC/DC announced its own tequila, a high-quality brand that would provide a departure from the band’s previous attempts to enter the beverage market with wine, beer, and energy drinks. In 2016, the band announced Thunderstruck, which was named after the band’s 1990 song, to include three types of tequila: Anejo, Reposado, and Silver. AC/DC is known for their drinks at this point, and this tequila brand is sure to add to the band’s unique repertoire. Shutterstock

5. Jay Z – D’USSE

Jay Z
Jay Z launched a brand of cognac called D’USSE Cognac. Jay Z is a titan in the industry and understands how to sell just about anything. The VSOP cognac is actually owned by larger group Bacardi. One of the most noticeable things about the brand? Probably its unique presentation. Does that make up for the price tag and add to the experience? Probably. If you want to live like Jay Z, you won’t find anything more true to form. Shutterstock

4. Matthew McConaughey – Longbranch

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey launched a bourbon with Wild Turkey after he became the brand’s creative director. Rather than sitting pretty as part of the company, McConaughey has collaborated with the brand to add another level to the classic Wild Turkey. He established Longbranch, a refined version of the brand. The newly refined taste comes from the Texas mesquite charcoal used to flavor the bourbon. It is extremely drinkable. Shutterstock

3. Marilyn Manson – Mansinthe

Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson, formally known as Brian Warner, opted to create his very own absinthe. Mansinthe, as it’s called, is a Swiss style drink that you can mix with a variety of mixers or even cold sugar water to create a drinkable treat. If you like absinthe, you are sure to enjoy this beverage. Shutterstock

2. George Strait – Código 1530

George Strait
George Strait invested in a Mexican brand of high-end beverages. His Código 1530 Tequila features expensive drinks that you are not soon to forget. The hefty price tag may be enough to keep fans from wanting to invest in a bottle, but the taste is said to be absolutely delectable. George Strait is not appealing to the largest group of fans, though some will certainly be entranced by that high price tag. Shutterstock

1. Pitbull – Voli 305

Pitbull on stage singing
Voli 305 is a type of vodka created by Pitbull, also known as Armando Christian Perez. The celebrity produces this vodka in Miami, and it is distilled 17 times. It is filtered through several types of filters, but the taste is a bit more grainy than many people would ordinarily appreciate. It burns a lot, according to reviews. Shutterstock