Celebrities & Their Booze
Did you know that many celebrities do more than just act or play music? They like to drink, too! We have a bunch of different spirits and wines that are owned, endorsed or partnered with famous people. Here’s a list of the celebrity alcohol brands that we carry in our liquor store. Take a look and see if we have a few bottles from your favorite actor or singer.
Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Wines
Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon $18.99
Uncaged Proprietary Red Blend $18.99
We all enjoy our toes in the water and our ass in the sand, so we probably would enjoy Zac Brown’s wine. Zac Brown partnered with winemaker John Killebrew to create his Uncaged brand. The wines are made in California. The logo for the wine is an owl which was used for its symbolism. “The owl is a guardian of the vine, and myths say it is present when the spirit is set free,” relating to the name Uncaged. Zac Brown and the winery are committed to sustainable farming, water conservation, recycled resources, and use of owl boxes.
Aviation American Gin
Ryan Reynolds, actor and heartthrob, is a “significant owner” and creative director for Aviation Gin. According to an interview with Forbes, Reynolds said “I did this for one simple reason: It’s the best damn gin on the planet.” Aviation American Gin is made in Portland, Oregon with a 4 step process. Step 1: Infusion, Step 2: Distillation, Step 3: The Cut, Step 4: Blending and Bottling.
Blue Chair Bay Rum
Banana & Key Lime $19.99
Kenny Chesney is known for his country music with a continuous theme of the sea, summertime and relaxing beaches. So it’s no surprise he is the owner and chief creative officer of Blue Chair Bay Rum. He says the rum is “Born on the Beach”. The name of the brand comes from Chesney’s song “Old Blue Chair” and some of the lyrics are part of the label on the front of the bottles. The rum is made in the Caribbean and aged for 15 months and is 100% gluten free.
George Clooney began the Casamigos Tequila company with Rande Gerber. Their goal was to create a tequila that they could drink all day long without having a hangover. The tequila is made with 100% Blue Weber Agave from the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico which is slow roasted for 72 hours in brick ovens. They also use a proprietary yeast blend with an 80 hour fermentation process. mezcal is made with 100% Espadin Agave which is smoked underground for 4-6 days. Clooney and Gerber sold the company to Diageo for a whoppin’ $1 billion in January of 2017.
Ciroc Vodka was ranked 50th in top vodkas until P. Diddy (a.k.a. Puff Daddy a.k.a. Diddy) bought stock in the brand, moving it to #2 on the list of premium vodkas. “The Diddy” is P. Diddy’s personal recipe with the brand. It includes CIROC VODKA, lemonade, and a lemon wheel. Ciroc is made in South France at the Distillerie de Chevanceaux by Jean-Sebastien Robicquet- The Master Distiller.
The Dreaming Tree Wines
Dave Matthews already had a winery in Virginia when he chose to go to California and collab with craft winemaker Sean McKenzie. The company is huge on sustainability. The labels are 100% recycled kraft brown paper and the bottles are a quarter pound lighter than normal bottles to use less fuel for shipping. All of the wineries use solar energy and they have donated over $1,500,000 to various environmental organizations.
Heaven’s Door Tennessee Bourbon
Bob Dylan told the New York Times that he “wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story.” The logo of the brand is based off of Dylan’s iron gates that he welded in his metalworking studio, Buffalo Black Ironworks. The whiskey itself was created by Ryan Perry and Jordan Via with 30% “small grains” and aged minimum of eight years in American oak barrels. Heaven’s Door Tennessee Bourbon is soon to have its own distillery and brand center in a 160 year old church in Nashville.
Florida Georgia Line
Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey
Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line said that it is a ritual to toast whiskey with their team before every concert. They wanted a drink for toasting that was true to who they are. FGL’s whiskey is American made and aged two years in American oak barrels with No. 3 char infused with peach and pecan flavors. The whiskey will make you want to roll your windows down and cruuuuise (not while drinking though, of course).
Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
Conor McGregor, the wild Irish MMA fighter is the founder of this sweet Irish grain and single malt whiskey with hints of vanilla, honey-like sweetness and toasted wood. The whiskey is made in the oldest whiskey distillery on the Isle of Ireland. It is triple distilled in copper pot stills and matured in bourbon barrels. The title “No. Twelve” refers to the area in Dublin from which McGregor grew up.
Smithworks American Made Vodka
Blake Shelton is a partner with the Smithworks brand. The vodka is made in Fort Smith Arkansas and is “The Spirit of the Heartland.” It is made with water from Lake Fort Smith and corn from Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma (Shelton’s home state). “It’s purposed for America’s finest stools, stumps, and back steps.” Blake’s Pick is Smithworks, diet lemon-lime soda, and a lime. (We’re kind of hoping for Miranda Lambert to bring out her own drink soon.)
Drew Barrymore originally began her education in winemaking in Italy. She decided to go back to California to make her wine because it is her home and she wanted her business to reflect who she is. Her pinot grigio is tweaked each year in efforts to make it have more acidity and less of an oak flavoring. Barrymore recommends pairing a sushi meal with her pinot grigio.
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We’d love to see you pop in to our liquor store! You can find us on North Gate Boulevard and Highway 83 in Colorado Springs. Stop by and take a look around our great selection of wines, spirits and craft beer.