The biggest stars in the world are getting into the booze bandwagon with their own labels and brands.
So far, we’ve seen a number of celebrities release their own wine and liquors. However, star power aside, not all of these beverages appease the consumer market. A recent study by money.co.uk revealed some of the best and worst celebrity liquor brands available in today’s market.
According to research, Idris Elba’s Porte Noire rosé wine tops the list of celebrity-owned wines with the best value. Jason Derulo’s Bedlam Vodka ranked as the best liquor. Drake’s Virginia American Black Whiskey, however, emerged as the worst liquor on the market according to the study.
Conducted by money.co.uk, the research analyzed the average cost of 85 wines and spirits owned by famous faces and compared it with their star ratings on review websites Vivino.com (for wine) and Distiller .com (for liquor) to find out which ones are the best bang for your buck. Each price tier and rating was given its own indexable score out of 100 to rank them from best to worst.
The best celebrity wines
After compiling the results, Porte Noire Vin Rosé, by Luther Star Idris Elba offers the best value and taste according to reviews. With a rating of 85 out of 100 thanks to the average cost of £28 (S$51) a bottle and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, this award-winning vegan drink has earned its place at the top.
The second best value for money on the wine list goes to Invivo X Sauvignon Blanc from sex and the city icon Sarah Jessica Parker; scoring 83.5 out of a possible 100 thanks to a score of 4.1 and an average cost of £16 (S$29) a bottle. Not only is this New Zealand number great on the taste buds, but the bottle looks great on the kitchen counter thanks to its hand-designed label signed with an “X” by SJP herself.
The bottle of white wine is closely followed by a creation by American rapper Post Malone; called Maison n°9 Rosé. It scored 82.5 out of 100, making it the third best bang for the buck held by an A-lister. Post Malone said the reason he wanted to create an affordable rosé – average cost £17 (S$31) – is that it’s the drink ‘for when you want to get a little fancy’.
Jon Bon Jovi’s Hampton Water Rosé and Mary J Blige’s Sun Goddess Pinot Grigio Ramato Friuli take fourth place and round out the top five best value wines with Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc with a score of 82 out of 100 on the best index of value.
Best Celebrity Liquor Brands
The research also looked at alcohol, revealing that Jason Derulo’s Bedlam Vodka offered the best value. Costing £16 (S$29) a bottle on average and with an impressive Distiller Score of 4.5, it scores 87.5 on the Best Value Index, placing “the vodka that doesn’t burn” in all safety at the top.
The second liqueur on the list is a gluten-free and non-GMO vodka created by Hollywood actress Kate Hudson; its King St. Vodka has a Distiller rating of 4.4 and costs an average of £19 (S$35) per bottle, while third-place Born and Bred Potato Vodka (by Channing Tatum) costs £17 (S$31). $S) with a rating of 4.3.
American R&B artist Ciara owns the fourth-best liquor with her Ten To One white rum, which scores 82 out of 100. Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila Reposado completes the list of top five liquors, though that she is one of the best. the most expensive on the list, which is around £40 (S$73) on average, it has the highest distiller rating on the entire list at 4.9 out of 5.
Aviation Gin by Ryan Reynolds won the 13and position on the list with a total score of 70. red notice co-star, Dwayne Johnson who is behind Teremana Tequila ranked at number 19 with a score of 66.5.
Drake’s whiskey is not so good for the price. Named Virginia Black American Whiskey, it costs £29 (S$53) a bottle and has a below-average distiller rating of 2.8 out of 5, giving the hip-hop entertainer tipple an overall score of 50. The slightly better score is Brett Ratner’s The Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey with an overall rating of 52.5, followed by David Beckham’s ‘Clubman’ Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whiskey with a rating of 53 out of 100.
Check out the full list of the best and worst celebrity liquor brands here.
(Main Image: Aviation Gin; Hero Image: Teremana Tequila)