Ryan Reynolds Now Owns a Gin Company

If Ryan Reynolds' performance as Deadpool isn't enough of a guilty pleasure for you, his newest business venture might be right up your alley.

The actor has officially been named the owner of Aviation American Gin, a label that first debuted in Portland, Oregon back in 2006. Reynolds celebrated the occasion with a sort of tongue-and-cheek Instagram post, which you can check out below.

I own nothing in this photo. Except that gin company. @aviationgin

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“Aviation is the best tasting gin in the world. Once I tried it, I knew I wanted to get involved with the company in a big way,” Reynolds said in a statement (via US Magazine). “If you think all gin tastes the same, you’d be mistaken. Aviation is in a completely different league and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the company.”

According to the company, Reynolds will have an "active role in the day-to-day business, and oversee creative direction as part of his mission to introduce the world to the great taste of Aviation.”

“We couldn’t be happier that Ryan discovered Aviation. He wholeheartedly embodies the authentic, original spirit of Aviation Gin,” CEO of Davos Brands, Andrew T. Chrisomalis, said in a statement. “Ryan has worked tirelessly to create some of the world’s most iconic media properties and will bring that drive and creativity to sharing Aviation with the world.”

It's safe to say that Reynolds' 2018 is only going to get more eventful from here, particularly with the upcoming early release of Deadpool 2. Reynolds' second outing as the Merc with a Mouth is set to be as action-packed and unpredictable as possible, and will see him going toe-to-toe with Nathan Summers/Cable (Josh Brolin).

“He’s an amazing guy, very smart and really sweet — and really handsome,” Brolin said of Reynolds last year. “He’s a smart guy, he’s the one who saw this and tried to get this movie made for eight years and was unable to. I think has such a perfect sensibility. He’s a great producer on it, there’s a lot to trust there.”


Are you excited for Ryan Reynolds' latest business venture? Will you be using Aviation American Gin to pre-game for Deadpool 2? Sound off in the comments below.

Deadpool 2 will land in theaters on May 18th.