Celebrities Who Launched Liquor Brands
4.5 01. Hanson
5 02. Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs
6.7 03. Willie Nelson
6.6 04. Dan Aykroyd
Crystal Head Vodka
This mystical drink is based off the legend of the 13 crystal skulls, which inspired the design and distilling process. The vodka is triple distilled through Herkimer Diamonds and has no additives, leading it to be one of the purest alcohols on the market. Aykroyd dabbles in wine production as well.
6.3 05. Sammy Hagar
Cabo Wabo Tequila
Many credit the former Van Halen front man for the revitalization of the once-sleepy town of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, thanks to his popular bar, restaurant and concert venue Cabo Wabo Cantina. The similarly named tequila brand brought equal success, with Hagar selling his shares in the company for over $90 million.
6 06. Ludacris
The platinum rapper and self-proclaimed cognac connoisseur teamed up with spirits producer Kim Birkedal Hartmann to create the handcrafted Conjure. The rapper sampled over 40 types of brandy before deciding on the ideal blend to reflect his personal taste in the spirit. The cognac has seen steady sales increases in America and across European markets since its launch in 2009.
5.8 07. Marilyn Manson
Absinthe, which is still illegal in the U.S. but available in European markets, was once widely assumed to cause hallucinogenic effects. Manson helped craft his own version, which was released in 2007. The initial batch was offered with an exclusive hand-painted watercolor label by Manson.
8 08. Roberto Cavalli
7 09. Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito Premium Limoncello
After DeVito made a now infamous visit to "The View," where he admitted being drunk on limoncello, the actor and producer turned the gaffe into a successful business venture. The traditional Italian liqueur has a scratch-and-sniff label, and DeVito himself sings the brand's theme song!
6.8 010. Justin Timberlake
901 Silver Tequila
Named after the area code of Timberlake's Memphis hometown, the $40 tequila is made from 100 percent blue agave, making it a surprising standout to discerning tasters. This isn't the singer, actor and producer's first venture, as he also owns a clothing line, William Rust, and has a Manhattan restaurant, Southern Hospitality.
2.5 011. Donald Trump
4.6 012. Vince Neil
Tres Rios Tequila
The liquor, founded by Motley Crew rocker Vince Neil, came onto the market to surprisingly good reviews. The tequila is of a higher quality, using artisan well water for the distilling process, and produces several versions. Neil has been quoted saying his tequila is "better than Sammy Hagar's."
6 013. Lil John
Little Jonathan Winery
The "crunk" rapper debuted his own wine label in 2008 after sharing some private labels with friends at parties. The line, which includes a 2006 Chardonnay, is no joke for the artist, who admits he's not an expert. "I'm not no 'drink wine every day' kind of dude," he told NBC. "I'm not like an expert, so don't ask me no questions ... I just like the taste."
6.8 014. Pharrell Williams
6.3 015. Bethenny Frankel
Skinny Girl Cocktails
The reality show star has exploded onto the booze scene with her low-calorie margarita and sangria mixes. During the spring, Frankel sold the brand to Beam for an undisclosed amount, with reports claiming payoffs anywhere from $8.1 million to upwards of $100 million. Frankel continues to oversee brand development.
8.4 016. Francis Ford Coppola
7.9 017. Ming Yao
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