Throughout recent years, there has been a growing number of celebrities entering the liquor industry. Whether it is chart-topping country duo or one of the leading actors in Hollywood, people can drink like a celebrity with these liquor brands.
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Developed by Bethenny Frankel of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York, Skinnygirl has become the go-to health-conscious food and beverage line catered to women. Delivering the same quality of taste with less calories, the company began with Skinnygirl Margarita. As time passed, the liquor expanded to Skinnygirl Wine Collection, with eight types of wines and ready-to-serve cocktails, including the White Cranberry Cosmo, Pina Colada and sangria. Ladies can raise a glass and feel like the New York entrepreneur and socialite.
The Hollywood elite have ventured into the liquor industry, including Academy Award-winner George Clooney. Partnering with longtime a friend, Clooney created Casamigos Tequila with the idea to make the smoothest and highest quality tequila that does not need to be covered up with salt or lime. Unlike other brands, Casamigos roasts their agave nectar in traditional brick ovens for a lengthy 72 hours. Tequila lovers can sip on traditional styles, including Blanco, Resposado and Anejo.
Old Camp Whiskey
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Blending together the flavors of their home states, country superstar duo Florida Georgia Line have entered the liquor industry with Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey. The ultimate start to any party, this new whiskey is smooth and a refreshing option for whiskey lovers. Blending using American whiskey aged for a minimum of two years in white American oak barrels, Old Camp Whiskey is finished with an infusion of Southern peach and pecan flavors.
One of the most popular vodka brands in the industry, Cîroc was started by rapper and businessman Sean Combs, also known as Diddy. Hailing from France, Cîroc is made with Mauzac Blanc and Ugni Blanc grapes from Frnace and is processed similarly to wine. The gluten-free premium vodka is distilled five times and is comes in various flavors, including raspberry and pineapple. Drink it straight or soda, Cîroc’s sweetness can be found in just one sip.
Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back to tequila with his signature Sauza 901. Working with one of the leading tequila distilleries, Timberlake has always had a passion for this spirit and aims to delivers a smooth and bold tequila. The key to their smooth flavor is the three times distillation. Beginning with a column distillation and then two pot distillation for a consistent profile, Sauza 901 leaves fruity notes on the palate.
John Friia is a freelance journalist and native New Yorker writing about food, drinks and lifestyle. You can follow his adventures on Instagram.