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Celebrity GosSIP: Top 5 Celebrity Spirits We Love

Celebrities like their fame, why else would they have so many award shows? But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll find everything from furniture to make-up with a famous name on the package.

When it comes to finding a star in your local bar (we’re talking bar shelf not barstool), we have the best celebrity spirits to choose from. There are quite a few fermentations of fame out there and it’s hard to know which ones are hype and which ones hold up. That’s why we’ve put together our list of top 5 celebrity spirits.

1. Ryan ReynoldsAviation American Gin

I’ve tried every gin on the planet and Aviation is, hands down, the best. Also, I don’t recommend trying every gin on the planet. Stick with this one.”
– Ryan Reynolds, Owner, Aviation American Gin

Aviation Gin is a “New Western Gin” which means it differs from the long standard of gin being a juniper forward spirit. Instead, Aviation Gin leads with botanicals while exploring the rich floral and savory notes of lavender cardamom and sarsaparilla to capture the lushness spice creativity and freshness of the pacific northwest. A gin created to be so balanced and smooth, it can complement any cocktail or even fly solo.

2. Conor McGregorProper No. 12 Irish Whiskey

We created close to one hundred blends and ultimately selected what we knew was the one and only proper whiskey blend.  We took the time to develop an incredible whiskey and I’m excited to share it with the world.”
– Conor McGregor, Owner, Proper No. 12

Conor McGregor and his team searched for a place and people that shared the same passion for Ireland and its whiskey. He found this at the oldest whiskey distillery on the Isle of Ireland and with his master distiller created a unique and special blend. Through much trial and error, they worked together to create a blend of sweet Irish grain and single malt Irish whiskey. The result, a smooth balanced whiskey with hints of vanilla, honey-like sweetness and toasted wood.

3. Dan AykroydCrystal Head Vodka

Our beautiful bottles contain only glacial aquifer water and our proprietary mash. There are no foreign substances in the vodka and our bottle perfectly conveys our message of enlightened clean drinking.
– Dan Aykroyd, Owner, Crystal Head Vodka

The highest quality peaches and cream corn is distilled four times into a neutral grain spirit and blended with pristine water from Newfoundland, Canada. The liquid is then filtered seven times, of which three are through layers of semi-precious crystals known as Herkimer diamonds. After the initial kick there is more vanilla sweetness as well as lemony citrus fruits, and corn.

4. Jenny McCarthyBlondies

I am proud to say my cocktails are free from artificial flavors, dyes, have no added sugar and are gluten free. The only sophisticated cocktail made with real fruit juice and a heavy dose of ultra-premium gold medal winning vodka.
– Jenny McCarthy, Owner, Blondies

Unlike most premixed cocktails, Blondies has no artificial flavors, no dyes, no sugar added, and it’s got a good dose of premium vodka in it at 13% ABV (26 Proof.) Crafted with real lemon and other fruit juices, all Blondies start with clarified coconut water which creates a perfect consistency. Plus, it’s shelf stable at room temperature so you can stock up without having to clear out the fridge. All you have to do is grab a bottle, crack open, and pour over ice!

5. John RichRedneck Riviera

My team and I worked tirelessly on the creation of Redneck Riviera Whiskey. I wanted an American blend like nothing else on the shelf, and that’s exactly what we got! RR Whiskey is as smooth as it gets, and I’m proud to offer it to America’s ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ crowd!”
– John Rich, Owner, Redneck Riviera

From the cork to the label to the bottle and the whiskey, 100% of Redneck Riviera is made in America. Artfully blended and produced in small batches, using only the highest quality ingredients. It’s a masterful blend of two premium whiskies; one bringing the sweetness of grains and malt with an oak barrel finish; the other, a smooth whiskey that tastes like the caramel corn. Smooth vanilla and the perfect touch of oak. Rich, full palate complexity with approachable sweetness, followed by honey dark stone fruit essence.


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