Testing Musician-Endorsed Booze, One-By-One

The Kitchn and I are on similar missiosn.  They want to taste-test liquor endorsed by various celebrities, including some musicians, as to do I.  Here’s their list annotated with my personal reviews:

  • Francis Coppola – Coppola Chardonnay (I’ve had it; I’m a fan.)
  • Drew Barrymore – Barrymore Pinot Grigio  (Never tried it.)
  • Dave Matthews – Dreaming Tree Crush (Dave Matthews will never get any of my money for anything.)
  • Fergie – Voli Vodka (See above.)
  • Dan Aykroyd – Crystal Head Vodka (Very good.  Save the bottle.)
  • George Clooney – Casamigos Tequila (It’s…okay.)
  • Sammy Hagar of Van Halen – Cabo Wabo Tequila (Expensive, but good.)
  • Kenny Chesney – Blue Chair Bay Rums (White, Coconut, and Spiced Coconut) (I prefer straight amber rums.)
  • Pharrell Williams – Qream Peach Liquore (Memories of peach schnapps from the 80s.)
  • Marilyn Manson – Mansinthe Absinthe (Excellent!)

See The Kitchn’s opinions here.  I can also had the following:

I’m still kicking myself for not buying a bottle of Bruce Willis vodka during a trip to Poland a couple of years ago. I’m sure it was…fine.

Anything else you’d like to add to the list?  (Spirits and wines only, please.  The beer category is so big it deserves a post on its own.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Testing Musician-Endorsed Booze, One-By-One

  • February 3, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Looks like you did your testing as you were writing the first line.

    You’re also the first person I’ve seen/heard have anything positive to say about the quality of Crystal Skull vodka (though everyone loves the bottle).

  • February 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    sorry alan but dreaming tree wine is tasty


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