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. Alan Jackson – Silverbelly Whiskey
  8. A$AP Rocky – Mercer + Prince Blended Canadian whisky
  9. Bethenny Frankel (The Real Housewives of New York) – Skinnygirl beverage brand
  10. Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top) – Pura Vida Tequila
  11. Bill Murray/Mikhail Baryshnikov – Slovenia Vodka
  12. Blake Lively – Betty Booze canned low-alcohol sparkling cocktails
  13. Blake Shelton – Smithworks Vodka
  14. Bob Dylan – Heaven’s Door Spirits
  15. Brad Pitt – The Gardener Gin
  16. Brett Ratner – The Hillhaven Lodge Whiskey
  17. Bruno Mars – SelvaRey Rum
  18. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) – Dos Hombres Mezcal
  19. CeeLo Green — Ty Ku Sake
  20. Channing Tatum – Born and Bred Vodka
  21. Charlie Sheen – Don Sueños Tequila
  22. Chaz Palminteri – BiVi Vodka
  23. Cheech Marin – Tres Papalote Mezcal
  24. Chris Noth – Ambhar Tequila
  25. Chris Stapleton – Traveller whiskey
  26. Ciara – Ten To One Rum
  27. Conor McGregor – Notorious Irish Whiskey
  28. David Beckham – Haig Club grain scotch whisky
  29. David Guetta – Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits
  30. Dan Aykroyd – Crystal Head Vodka
  31. Danny DeVito – Limoncello
  32. Darius Rucker – Backstage Southern Whiskey and Forbidden Bourbon
  33. Dave Bautista – Devils River whiskey
  34. Dennis Rodman – Bad Boy Vodka
  35. Diego Boneta – DeFrente tequila
  36. Drake – Virginia Black American Whiskey
  37. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg – Gin & Juice
  38. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – Teremana Tequila
  39. Ellie Goulding – Served Hard Seltzer
  40. Elon Musk – Tesla Tequila
  41. Emma Watson – Renais Gin
  42. Eva Longoria – Casa Del Sol Tequila
  43. Florida Georgia Line – Old Camp Whiskey Co./ Wolf Moon Bourbon
  44. G-Eazy – Stillhouse Spirits
  45. Gene Simmons – Moneybag Vodka
  46. George Clooney – Casamigos Tequila
  47. George Strait – Código 1530 Tequila
  48. Giancarlo Esposito – Dirty Devil Vodka
  49. Gordon Ramsay – Six Rivers Gin
  50. Graham McTavish – The Warchief bottled-in-bond Bourbon
  51. Graham Norton – Wines and Gin
  52. Gusttavo Lima – Vermelhão
  53. GWAR – Catoctin Creek Ragnarök Rye
  54. Hanson Brothers of “MMMBop” song fame – Mmmhops beer
  55. Hilarie Burton Morgan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan – MF Libations
  56. Iron Maiden – Trooper beer
  57. Jack Savoretti – Portofino Dry Gin
  58. Jack White – Soho Whisky Co.
  59. James Cosmo – Storyman Scotch whisky
  60. Jamie Foxx – BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon
  61. Jason Derulo – Bedlam Vodka
  62. Jason Momoa – Meili vodka
  63. Jay-Z – D’USSE Cognac
  64. Jean-Claude Van Damme – Old Oak Irish whiskey
  65. Jennifer Lopez – Delola Spritz
  66. Jenson Button – Coachbuilt Blended Scotch whisky
  67. Justin Hartley – Revel Spirits
  68. Justin Timberlake – Sauza 901 Tequila
  69. Kate del Castillo – Honor Tequila
  70. Kate Hudson – King St. Vodka
  71. Kate Perry – De Soi alcohol-free aperitif
  72. Kate Upton – Vosa Spirits
  73. Katherine Jenkins – Cygnet 22 Gin
  74. Kendall Jenner – 818 Tequila
  75. Kenny Chesney – Blue Chair Bay Rum
  76. Kevin Hart – Gran Coramino cristalino tequila
  77. KISS – KISS Gin, KISS Dark Rum 
  78. Laura Whitmore – The Muff Liquor Company
  79. Lenny Kravitz – Nocheluna Sotol
  80. Lil Wayne – Bumbu Rum
  81. Ludacris – Conjure Cognac
  82. Luis Gerardo Méndez – Ojo de Tigre tequila
  83. Maluma – Contraluz mezcal
  84. Margot Robbie – Papa Salt Coastal Gin
  85. Mariah Carey – Black Irish Cream Liqueur
  86. Marilyn Manson – Absinthe Mansinthe
  87. Mark Wahlberg – Flecha Azul Tequila
  88. Matthew Lillard – Find Familiar Spirits
  89. Matthew & Camila Mcconaughey – Pantalones Organic Tequila
  90. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone – Big Nose Kate western whiskey
  91. Metallica – Blackened Whiskey
  92. Michael Bublé – Fraser & Thompson Whiskey
  93. Michael Jordan, Jeanie Buss, Wes Edens, Emilia Fazzalari, and Wyc Grousbeck – Cincoro Tequila
  94. Miles Teller (recently joined by music producer Kygo and professional golfer Rickie Fowler) – The Finnish Long Drink
  95. Motörhead – Motörhead Whisky by Mackmyra
  96. Nelly – Moshine Moonshine
  97. Nick Jonas and John Varvatos – Villa One Tequila
  98. Paul Feig – Artingstall’s Gin
  99. Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder – Brother’s Bond straight bourbon whiskey
  100. Pharrell and NIGO – Storm Cowboy Sake
  101. Pitbull and Fergie – Voli Light Vodkas
  102. Quavo – White X Cognac
  103. Ricky Gervais – Ellers Farm Distillery/ Dutch Barn Vodka
  104. Rita Ora – Próspero Tequila
  105. Robert de Niro – VDKA 6100
  106. Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day (co-creators of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) – Four Walls whiskey
  107. Rod Stewart – Wolfie’s Blended Scotch whisky
  108. Ron Jeremy – Ron de Jeremy Rum
  109. Ryan Reynolds – Aviation Gin
  110. Ryan Seacrest – Casa Dragones Tequila
  111. Sam Heughan – The Sassenach Deluxe Blended Scotch whisky and Tequila
  112. Sammy Hagar (Van Halen) – Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum
  113. Sara Sampaio – PHUNK hard seltzer
  114. Sean Combs – CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka
  115. Seth MacFarlane – Bear Fight Single malt whiskey
  116. Shah Rukh Khan – D’YAVOL Vodka and Scotch whisky
  117. Shay Mitchell – Onda canned sparkling tequila
  118. Shirin David – DirTea RTDs
  119. Slipknot – No. 9 Whiskey
  120. Snoop Dogg – Cuca Fresca Cachaça, Indoggo gin
  121. Sprouse – All-Wise Meadery
  122. Steven Soderbergh – Singani 63
  123. Sting – Amante 1530 amaro
  124. The Rolling Stones – Crossfire Hurricane rum
  125. The Scorpions – The Scorpions Whisky by Mackmyra
  126. Thin Lizzy – Irish Whiskey and Rum
  127. Thomas Rett – Dos Primos Tequila
  128. Walton Goggins – Mulholland Distilling spirits
  129. William H. Macy – Woody Creek Distillers
  130. Willie Nelson – Old Whiskey River Bourbon
  131. Woody Harrelson – Holistic Spirits
  132. 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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