Morgan Wallen’s Ryl Sweet Tea sold out quickly. What other celebrities are in the drinking game?
Morgan Wallen announced the release of his sweet tea on Thursday and it sold out in no time, but he’s not alone when it comes to musicians dipping their toes into the beverage world.
The country star and beverage company Ryl Tea have come together to launch Wallen’s Ryl Sweet Tea – a drink inspired by Wallen’s childhood summers in Tennessee, the company said in a press release to USA TODAY. .
“Ryl Tea and I have worked hard to capture the sweet taste of tea that I remember from my childhood,” Wallen said in the statement. “This tea takes me right back to my Mamaw’s porch on a hot summer day.”
Wallen has added his name to a long list of singers and other celebrities who own, have a stake in, or have done major collaborations in the beverage world over the years. The list of names includes everyone from George Clooney to Lil Wayne.
Maybe your favorite musician or celebrity is behind your drink of choice.
Morgan Wallen’s Ryl Sweet Tea
Wallen and Ryl Tea have been developing the drink for six months to “ensure it meets the highest standards of taste, health and authenticity,” the company said.
“Morgan was an invaluable resource in getting Southern Sweet Tea through a taste verification stage in the development process,” said company founder and CEO Blodin Ukella.
Tequila from George Clooney, Casamigos
In 2013, George Clooney and his longtime friends Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman founded the tequila brand Casamigos.
“Like you do when you’re in Mexico, you drink a lot of tequila,” Gerber told CNBC in an interview. “After a few months of trying a lot of different tequilas, George turned to me and said, ‘Why don’t we just make our own? A perfect drink for us? »
The tequila and mezcal brand offers alcohol as well as a variety of mixers to pair with the products. The Casamigos distillery is located in Jalisco, Mexico.
Lil Wayne’s Rum, Bumbu Rum Tha Carter V
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne did a collaboration that became Bumbu Rum Tha Carter V.
Bumbu’s recipe is based on the original recipe created by West Indian sailors of the 16th and 17th centuries, who blended native Caribbean ingredients into their rum and called it “Bumbu”.
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, D’USSE cognac
D’USSÉ cognac was born in 2012 after Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter worked with Barcardi to develop the storied drink. Carter owns shares in D’USSÉ cognac.
Jack Harlow, Phocus
Jack Harlow is co-owner of Louisville-based beverage brand Phocus.
Phocus was launched in 2017 by John Mittel and Tom O’Grady and is a brand of caffeinated sparkling waters.
Luke Bryan, Two Lane Lager and Hard Seltzer
In 2020, the country star said he partnered with Constellation Brands to create Two Lane American Golden Lager, a 99-calorie beer with 4.2% alcohol by volume and 3 grams of carbs.
The beer was supposed to launch in March 2020 before the pandemic forced them to suspend production. A year later, the beer, joined by a line of hard seltzer, returned to shelves in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and other parts of the Southeast.
“It’s no secret that I love having a good time, and I’m also deeply connected to my roots. Two Lane struck the perfect balance, combining my festive approach to life and my connection to home,” Bryan said.
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: From Morgan Wallen’s Sweet Tea to Lil Wayne’s Rum: Celebrities in the Drinking Game