Celebrities are no strangers to the business world. Some of the most successful businessmen and businesswomen were celebrities first, before expanding on their million-dollar idea.

Here are five celebrities who are enjoying some very successful alcohol ventures:

Virginia Whiskey – Drake

Kiki definitely wants some of this. Unless she’s more of a wine person. Drake has built one of the most successful music empires of all time, but the rapper has also managed to make his name in the whiskey game. Drake’s Virginia Whiskey is on the level of some great American whiskeys and has rightfully earned a name for itself.

 

Casamigos Tequila – George Clooney

Anything George Clooney does is great. But, you know, except that Batman thing. But apart from that, here’s something else he did beautifully, Casamigos Tequila. Clooney and Rande Gerber, husband of Cindy Crawford, partnered up to release their own brand of tequila in 2013. The brand was very well-acclaimed and earned several gold medal awards in spirit competitions.

 

Ciroc Vodka – Diddy

Another rapper that’s made his name in the alcohol game is Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. Ciroc has grown to be one of the most famous brands of luxury vodkas on the planet. With various flavours to choose from, Ciroc is undoubtedly a name that vodka has grown to be synonymous with.

 

Dos Hombres Mezcal – Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad helped Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston take their friendship to a more professional level. The two embarked on a new business venture by releasing Dos Hombres, handmade mezcal from Mexico.

 

Aviation Gin – Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is comparatively new to the booze game. The actor tried Aviation Gin once and decided that he had to be part of the brand. He recently purchased a significant chunk in Aviation Gin and became the face of the brand.