Devils River Whiskey Dave Bautista

The list of celebrities involved in the liquor business continues to grow and over the last month we have seen both Dave Bautista and Jean-Claude Van Damme joining the whiskey wagon.

Actor and producer Dave Bautista is well-known for his portrayal of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise. He can next be seen in “Dune: Part Two” the sequel to the award-winning film “Dune” and in “My Spy 2” which he stars in and produces. He is also a celebrated wrestler with the WWE who retired in 2019 at WrestleMania 35. San Antonio’s Devils River Whiskey has welcomed Dave to their ownership team in Texas.

“I’m extremely honoured to join the Devils River family. I was blown away by their products and the love and pride that goes into making them. I couldn’t be more excited to contribute to the growth of the company.” Dave Bautista

Meanwhile fellow Hollywood actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has announced his involvement with launch of Old Oak Irish whiskey alongside co-founders Kevin Carson and Ian Rowlands. As well as starring in a number of blockbusters including Bloodsport, Kickboxer, and Lionheart, the ‘Muscles from Brussels’ is known for his incredible martial arts skills and he is also an entrepreneur, and apparently, a whiskey lover.

“Van Damme has been a global icon in the film world for decades. But today, the actor is playing a different role as a businessman, becoming a partner in a product he loves,” according to the Old Oak website.

Jean-Claude Van Damme Old Oak Irish whiskey

This is the latest example of celebrities getting involved in the liquor business.

They are the latest addition to the Inside the Cask’s Celebrity Liquor Index below:

Celebrity Liquor Index

  1. 50 Cent – EFFEN Vodka and Branson Cognac
  2. AC/ DC – Thunderstruck Tequila
  3. Adam Levine (Maroon 5) & Sammy Hagar (Van Halen) – Santo Fino Mezquila and Tequila
  4. Adam Levine (Maroon 5) & Behati Prinsloo – Calirosa Tequila
  5. Adam Woodyatt – Neat Gin
  6. Aisha Tyler -RTD label Courage + Stone
  7. A$AP Rocky – Mercer + Prince Blended Canadian whisky
  8. Bethenny Frankel (The Real Housewives of New York) – Skinnygirl beverage brand
  9. Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top) – Pura Vida Tequila
  10. Bill Murray/Mikhail Baryshnikov – Slovenia Vodka
  11. Blake Lively – Betty Booze canned low-alcohol sparkling cocktails
  12. Blake Shelton – Smithworks Vodka
  13. Bob Dylan – Heaven’s Door Spirits
  14. Brad Pitt – The Gardener Gin
  15. Brett Ratner – The Hillhaven Lodge Whiskey
  16. Bruno Mars – SelvaRey Rum
  17. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) – Dos Hombres Mezcal
  18. CeeLo Green — Ty Ku Sake
  19. Channing Tatum – Born and Bred Vodka
  20. Charlie Sheen – Don Sueños Tequila
  21. Chaz Palminteri – BiVi Vodka
  22. Cheech Marin – Tres Papalote Mezcal
  23. Chris Noth – Ambhar Tequila
  24. Ciara – Ten To One Rum
  25. Conor McGregor – Notorious Irish Whiskey
  26. David Beckham – Haig Club grain scotch whisky
  27. David Guetta – Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits
  28. Dan Aykroyd – Crystal Head Vodka
  29. Danny DeVito – Limoncello
  30. Darius Rucker – Backstage Southern Whiskey and Forbidden Bourbon
  31. Dave Bautista – Devils River whiskey
  32. Dennis Rodman – Bad Boy Vodka
  33. Diego Boneta – DeFrente tequila
  34. Drake – Virginia Black American Whiskey
  35. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – Teremana Tequila
  36. Ellie Goulding – Served Hard Seltzer
  37. Elon Musk – Tesla Tequila
  38. Emma Watson – Renais Gin
  39. Eva Longoria – Casa Del Sol Tequila
  40. Florida Georgia Line – Old Camp Whiskey Co./ Wolf Moon Bourbon
  41. G-Eazy – Stillhouse Spirits
  42. Gene Simmons – Moneybag Vodka
  43. George Clooney – Casamigos Tequila
  44. George Strait – Código 1530 Tequila
  45. Giancarlo Esposito – Dirty Devil Vodka
  46. Gordon Ramsay – Six Rivers Gin
  47. Graham McTavish – The Warchief bottled-in-bond Bourbon
  48. Graham Norton – Wines and Gin
  49. Gusttavo Lima – Vermelhão
  50. GWAR – Catoctin Creek Ragnarök Rye
  51. Hanson Brothers of “MMMBop” song fame – Mmmhops beer
  52. Hilarie Burton Morgan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan – MF Libations
  53. Iron Maiden – Trooper beer
  54. Jack Savoretti – Portofino Dry Gin
  55. James Cosmo – Storyman Scotch whisky
  56. Jamie Foxx – BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon
  57. Jason Derulo – Bedlam Vodka
  58. Jason Momoa – Meili vodka
  59. Jay-Z – D’USSE Cognac
  60. Jean-Claude Van Damme – Old Oak Irish whiskey
  61. Jennifer Lopez – Delola Spritz
  62. Jenson Button – Coachbuilt Blended Scotch whisky
  63. Justin Hartley – Revel Spirits
  64. Justin Timberlake – Sauza 901 Tequila
  65. Kate del Castillo – Honor Tequila
  66. Kate Hudson – King St. Vodka
  67. Kate Perry – De Soi alcohol-free aperitif
  68. Kate Upton – Vosa Spirits
  69. Katherine Jenkins – Cygnet 22 Gin
  70. Kendall Jenner – 818 Tequila
  71. Kenny Chesney – Blue Chair Bay Rum
  72. Kevin Hart – Gran Coramino cristalino tequila
  73. KISS – KISS Gin, KISS Dark Rum 
  74. Laura Whitmore – The Muff Liquor Company
  75. Lenny Kravitz – Nocheluna Sotol
  76. Lil Wayne – Bumbu Rum
  77. Ludacris – Conjure Cognac
  78. Luis Gerardo Méndez – Ojo de Tigre tequila
  79. Maluma – Contraluz mezcal
  80. Margot Robbie – Papa Salt Coastal Gin
  81. Mariah Carey – Black Irish Cream Liqueur
  82. Marilyn Manson – Absinthe Mansinthe
  83. Mark Wahlberg – Flecha Azul Tequila
  84. Matthew Lillard – Find Familiar Spirits
  85. Matthew & Camila Mcconaughey – Pantalones Organic Tequila
  86. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone – Big Nose Kate western whiskey
  87. Metallica – Blackened Whiskey
  88. Michael Bublé – Fraser & Thompson Whiskey
  89. Michael Jordan, Jeanie Buss, Wes Edens, Emilia Fazzalari, and Wyc Grousbeck – Cincoro Tequila
  90. Miles Teller (recently joined by music producer Kygo and professional golfer Rickie Fowler) – The Finnish Long Drink
  91. Motörhead – Motörhead Whisky by Mackmyra
  92. Nelly – Moshine Moonshine
  93. Nick Jonas and John Varvatos – Villa One Tequila
  94. Paul Feig – Artingstall’s Gin
  95. Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder – Brother’s Bond straight bourbon whiskey
  96. Pharrell and NIGO – Storm Cowboy Sake
  97. Pitbull and Fergie – Voli Light Vodkas
  98. Rita Ora – Próspero Tequila
  99. Robert de Niro – VDKA 6100
  100. Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day (co-creators of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) – Four Walls whiskey
  101. Rod Stewart – Wolfie’s Blended Scotch whisky
  102. Ron Jeremy – Ron de Jeremy Rum
  103. Ryan Reynolds – Aviation Gin
  104. Ryan Seacrest – Casa Dragones Tequila
  105. Sam Heughan – The Sassenach Deluxe Blended Scotch whisky and Tequila
  106. Sammy Hagar (Van Halen) – Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum
  107. Sara Sampaio – PHUNK hard seltzer
  108. Sean Combs – CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka
  109. Seth MacFarlane – Bear Fight Single malt whiskey
  110. Shay Mitchell – Onda canned sparkling tequila
  111. Shirin David – DirTea RTDs
  112. Slipknot – No. 9 Whiskey
  113. Snoop Dogg – Cuca Fresca Cachaça, Indoggo gin
  114. Sprouse – All-Wise Meadery
  115. Steven Soderbergh – Singani 63
  116. Sting – Amante 1530 amaro
  117. The Rolling Stones – Crossfire Hurricane rum
  118. The Scorpions – The Scorpions Whisky by Mackmyra
  119. Thin Lizzy – Irish Whiskey and Rum
  120. Thomas Rett – Dos Primos Tequila
  121. Walton Goggins – Mulholland Distilling spirits
  122. William H. Macy – Woody Creek Distillers
  123. Willie Nelson – Old Whiskey River Bourbon
  124. Woody Harrelson – Holistic Spirits
  125. Wu-Tang Clan – Vodka and Liqueurs

For reference on previous Inside the Cask blog posts related to this topic:

  • hi , I think you have a few missing, 2 from the Mackmyra malt whisky brand where the massive heavy metal bands Motorhead and The Scorpions collaborated on their own bottlings…
    Also UK heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have their own beer called “Trooper” after one of by their famous songs..
    thanks for the blog and the list!

    • Thanks a lot for the feedback – the blog has now been updated with your suggested new entries

  • Hi there is one Cava in particular that I think you may find an extremely interesting story about a female winemaker and Bebe Rexha

    • thanks for the tip – I am mainly focusing on spirits with this list (although there is the odd beer in there)

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