Belly Up to the Bar

by yrnej | created - 8 months ago | updated - 8 months ago | Public

One of the many status symbols of being a big star is owning your own liquor brand. Choose your favorite type of alcohol and whoever owns it will become your celebrity drinking buddy!

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1. Jay Z

Self | MADtv

Shawn Corey Carter was born 4 December 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of The Notorious B.I.G.. He first started releasing records in the late 1980s. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend, Jaz ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("...

Armand de Brignac Champagne - When Jay-Z heard of the negative comments about rappers that the director of Cristal made, he removed it from his 40/40 Club, he started issuing a directive to his fans not to drink it either and purchased Armand de Brignac.

2. Ryan Reynolds

Actor | Deadpool

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tamara Lee "Tammy" (Stewart), worked as a retail-store saleswoman. He has Irish and Scottish ancestry. ...

Aviation Gin - Reynolds says anyone who thinks all gin tastes the same is mistaken. "Aviation is in a completely different league."

3. Darius Rucker

Soundtrack | Monte Carlo

Darius Rucker was born on May 13, 1966 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA as Darius Carlos Rucker. He has been married to Beth Leonard since December 9, 2000. They have two children.

Backstage Southern Whiskey - Before he hits the stage, the country singer takes a ceremonial group whiskey shot with his band to kick off the show, with his rare liquor - it's only available in select South Carolina locations so far.

4. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

Barrymore Wines - "I like easy-drinking wines," Barrymore told PopSugar. "What I don't like is when easy-drinking wines are written off as [having] lack of complexity or made without TLC."

5. Kenny Chesney

Soundtrack | Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Kenny Chesney was born on March 26, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Kenneth Arnold Chesney. He was previously married to Renée Zellweger.

Blue Chair Bay Premium Rum - With flavors like coconut, banana and spiced cream, these rums from Barbados are all "for when you want to kick back and let time fly."

6. Channing Tatum

Actor | 21 Jump Street

Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in ...

Born and Bred Vodka - The potato-based drink has "a smooth taste to it, like a cool feeling in your mouth," Tatum told Bon Appetit. "The aftertaste doesn’t burn."

7. George Clooney

Actor | Michael Clayton

George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney ...

Casamigos Tequila (George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman) - Casamigos Tequila was created out of a desire to consume the best tequila possible and it was intended to be shared with family and friends only. The partners sold Casamigos to Diageo for $1 billion.

8. Angelina Jolie

Actress | Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international ...

Château Miraval Wines (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) - Though wine lovers and Brangelina lovers alike feared the sale of their vineyard upon their separation, they still own the estate together.

9. Ludacris

Actor | Crash

Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois, where he was raised, the son of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. At nine years old, he started rapping. He attended Emerson Middle School and, eventually, Oak Park and River Forest High School for his freshman year. ...

Conjure Cognac - "I blended a VS, VSOP and XO together as one, so it has unique and very expensive taste with an affordable price," Bridges explained to Cognac Expert.

10. Lil Jon

Soundtrack | Girls Trip

For the last decade, the words "Yeah," "Ok," and "What" have been synonymous with Grammy award winning artist Lil Jon. He has been one of the most prominent figures in music and pop culture alike, performing for hundreds of thousands of fans with Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Sydney Samson at Ultra ...

Crunk Juice - The rapper came up with Crunk Juice and even made a song for it. It's an alcoholic energy drink so you can stay awake and get "crunk."

11. Dan Aykroyd

Writer | The Blues Brothers

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...

Crystal Head Vodka - Aykroyd's liquor is known for coming encased in its unique skull-shaped bottle, which is a "symbol of life, reflecting power and enlightenment."

12. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...

Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello - DeVito decided to capitalize on his 2006 drunken appearance on The View. He joked, "I had a lemonade stand when I was a little kid in New Jersey and I never thought it would come this far."

13. Grateful Dead

Soundtrack | The Box

At one time called themselves The Warlocks before settling on "The Grateful Dead".

Dogfish Head American Beauty - The Imperial Pale Ale is highlighted by the ingredient to end all hippy-inspired microbrew ingredients–granola, which yields a beer that blends flavors of honey, grains, oats and fruit.

14. Dave Matthews

Actor | Just Go with It

Dave Matthews was born on January 9, 1967 in Johannesburg, South Africa as David John Matthews. He has been married to Jennifer Ashley Harper since August 10, 2000. They have three children.

Dreaming Tree Wines - Dave Matthews believes any lover of down-to-earth yet quality wines will love his Dreaming Tree Wines.

15. Jay Z

Self | MADtv

Shawn Corey Carter was born 4 December 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of The Notorious B.I.G.. He first started releasing records in the late 1980s. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend, Jaz ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("...

D'Ussé VSOP Cognac - Jay Z helped develop a luxury Cognac, D'Ussé, to give fans a taste of the exceptional.

16. Carlos Santana

Soundtrack | Desperado

Carlos Santana is a guitarist, composer, singer and band-leader who helped to shape the concept of "world music" by his experiments with blending many styles of music from a multitude of ethnic sources.

He was born Carlos Augusto Alves Santana on July 20, 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico....

DVX Wine - The guitar icon created his own wine brand, which is a blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, with Mumm Napa in 1999. "It’s a lot like creating music," Santana told Wine Spectator.

17. David Beckham

Actor | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

David Beckham is one of Britain's most iconic athletes whose name is also an elite global advertising brand. He was captain of the English national team from 2000 to 2009, scored in three different FIFA World Cups, and played midfield for clubs in Manchester, England, Madrid, Spain, and Milan, ...

Haig Club Whisky - "Becks" partnered with British entrepreneur Simon Fuller to create a single grain scotch whisky bottled in a distinctive blue square.

18. Bob Dylan

Soundtrack | Renaldo and Clara

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the...

Heaven's Door Spirits - The Nobel Prize-winning Dylan launched a range of whiskies which includes a rye, a seven-year-old bourbon and a double-barreled whiskey.

19. Marilyn Manson

Soundtrack | Detroit Rock City

Marilyn Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, to Barbara Jo (Wyer) and Hugh Angus Warner. He has German and English ancestry. During his childhood, one of his neighbors molested him several times until the young Brian broke down one day and told his mother what ...

Mansinthe - Marilyn Manson had been a "an avid absintheur" for years when he partnered with master distiller Olivier Matter to create Mansinthe. It was the Gold Medal Winner at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirit Competition.

20. Hanson

Soundtrack | Trust

Hailing from Tulsa OK, Hanson the band arrived on the radio in 1997 with a #1 hit - "MMMBop" - which helped them sell more than 12 million copies of their debut album. Energizing a new wave of bubblegum pop, by virtue of their youth at the time (Isaac was 16, Taylor 14 & Zac 11), they were blamed ...

Mmmhops Beer - The Hanson Brothers launched their flagship beer, Mmmhops, in 2013 and give away a free song with every bottle.

21. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...

Niebaum-Coppola Winery - Their winemaking aims to preserve the quality of the fruit and manage the tannins by using a gentler extraction method and lowering fermentation temperatures. The result is a less concentrated wine with more complexity and freshness.

22. Connor McGregor

Actor | Law and Order: Ritz Investigations

Connor McGregor is an actor, known for Law and Order: Ritz Investigations (2012).

Notorious Irish Whiskey - "I'm going to take over the Irish whiskey market—and this is delicious!" McGregor told reporters at a post-fight press conference. "Keep an eye out for it."

23. Florida Georgia Line

Soundtrack | The Do-Over

Country music duo comprising Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.

Old Camp Whiskey - The country music duo released America's first-ever Peach Pecan Whiskey in 2016. "We wanted it to taste like home."

24. Willie Nelson

Soundtrack | The Dukes of Hazzard

This versatile, eclectic, rather wanderlust country crossover star known for his classic ballads ("Always On My Mind"), autobiographical road songs ("On the Road Again") and catchy rhythms ("Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys") started out life as Willie Hugh Nelson on April 30, ...

Old Whiskey River - This 86 proof small-batch bourbon is handcrafted in Bardstown, Kentucky to Nelson's taste. Each bottle comes with a Willie Nelson guitar pick.

25. Dennis Rodman

Actor | Double Team

Dennis Rodman was born on May 13, 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Dennis Keith Rodman. He is an actor, known for Double Team (1997), Simon Sez (1999) and The Comebacks (2007). He was previously married to Michelle Moyer, Carmen Electra and Annie Bakes.

The Original Bad Ass Premium Vodka - Rodman's venture promises premium vodka to "really get the party started."

26. Adam Levine

Soundtrack | Begin Again

Grammy-winning band Maroon 5's frontman Adam Noah Levine was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Patsy (Noah), an admissions counselor, and Fredric Levine, who founded the retail chain M. Fredric. Adam's father's family is Jewish, while Adam's mother is of half Jewish (her ...

Santo Mezquila (Adam Levine and Sammy Hagar) - The pair bonded over their love of tequila and launched Santo, the world’s first mezquila (a combination of tequila and mezcal). By blending the two liquors, Hagar says they created "a higher spirit."

27. Justin Timberlake

Soundtrack | Trolls

Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search (1983), and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also ...

Sauza 901 Tequila - Timberlake claims the symbiotic relationship between tequila and limes is now obsolete.

28. Bethenny Frankel

Actress | Hollywood Hills 90028

Bethenny Frankel was born on November 4, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as Bethenny Robyn Frankel. She is known for her work on Hollywood Hills 90028 (1994), Wish Me Luck (1995) and The Neighbors (2012). She was previously married to Jason Hoppy and Peter Sussman.

Skinnygirl - Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl alcoholic beverage collection offers low-calorie alcohol options with a high-quality taste.

29. Wil Wheaton

Actor | Stand by Me

Wil Wheaton was born Richard William Wheaton III on July 29, 1972 in Burbank, California. He first gained international attention by starring in the Rob Reiner comedy-drama film Stand by Me (1986). He then played Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) for ...

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout - With a whopping 13% ABV, this strong brew is highlighted by plenty of hops, pecans and, of course, 100% Wil Wheaton wheat.

30. AC/DC

Soundtrack | Iron Man

AC/DC is a legendary rock band from Australia, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the United States, adding them to the list of highest-certified music artists in the United States ...

Thunderstruck Tequila - The band had previously entered the beverage market with offerings like beer, wine and a High Voltage energy drink. Their tequila is named Thunderstruck after their 1990 hit.

31. Tom Green

Actor | Freddy Got Fingered

Tom Green was born on July 30, 1971 in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada as Michael Thomas Green. He is a producer and actor, known for Freddy Got Fingered (2001), Road Trip (2000) and Charlie's Angels (2000). He was previously married to Drew Barrymore.

The Tom Green Beer - This beer comes with chocolate and coffee flavors, and a milk stout is available year-round. These definitely seem like great beer options for those with a sweet tooth.

32. CeeLo Green

Soundtrack | Hotel Transylvania

CeeLo Green was born on May 30, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Thomas DeCarlo Callaway. He was previously married to Christina Johnson.

Ty Ku Sake - CeeLo explained, "I wanted to be associated with a brand that was original, unique and uncharted territory." Cee-Lo's fave flavor is coconut.

33. Drake

Actor | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Dennis Graham, an African-American musician born in Memphis, Tennessee, and Sandi (Sher) Graham, a Canadian Jewish educator. As a young man, Drake appeared in several commercials, for such retailers as Sears and GMC. In 2001, Drake rose ...

Virginia Black Whiskey - The idea for the brand was based on the "style, fashion and music of the '70s," where "nightlife was truly nightlife."

34. Fergie

Soundtrack | Nine

Stacy Ann Ferguson was born in Hacienda Heights, California, to Theresa Ann (Gore) and Jon Patrick Ferguson, both schoolteachers. Her ancestry includes Scottish, English, Irish, Mexican, German, Swedish, and Luxembourgian. When she was a teenager, her parents divorced, which was a big challenge for...

Voli Vodka (Fergie and Pitbull) - The company's light vodkas have between 25% and 40% fewer in calories than normal vodkas, in case you're working on your fitness while you drink.



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