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Monday, August 17, 2020

While the big actor paydays right now are coming from film and series auction deals won by streaming services, hitting the bottle has become a pretty good way for stars to supplement their incomes. Ryan Reynolds is at the center of a deal today where Diageo acquired Aviation American Gin. The deal is an estimated $610 million depending on sales, with a $335 million upfront payment.

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I frankly don't get it... I have seen Aviation in stores around here recently and since I am a Gin drinker I have been tempted to try it but I know nothing about it and haven't been interested enough to research it.

So honestly, I don't get the valuation. It is pricey for sure and honestly, it is "just" Gin. Gin is kind of hard to screw up I have found. There are definitely differences between the brands and labels but it's not like whiskey. Unless there is something more to this and suddenly Gin is getting popular? I had no idea the brand was tied to Reynolds until I saw this. I think I'll stick with my Bombay Sapphire for now.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-08-17 12:04 PM | Reply

"Gin is kind of hard to screw up I have found."

Back in my bartending days, when a guy would ask for a Beefeaters and Tonic, and I'd say "We don't have Beefeaters, sir, but we've got Gordon's or Tanqueray", he'd say "Fine, I'll take a Tanqueray and Tonic."

If they ordered a Tanqueray and Tonic, and I'd say "Sorry sir, we don't have Tanqueray, but we've got Gordon's or Beefeaters", he'd say "Fine, I'll take a Beefeaters and Tonic."

But if they ordered a "Bombay and Tonic", and I'd say "Sorry sir, we don't have Bombay, but we've got Tanqueray or Beefeaters", he'd say...

..."F^^k it, give me a beer."

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-17 12:14 PM | Reply

#1 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

Look up Ballast Point's billion dollar valuation a few years back.

It's just stupid. Still like the Sculpin IPA, though.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-08-17 01:31 PM | Reply

Fame sells carcinogens- let's celebrate the wealth!

#4 | Posted by Brennnn at 2020-08-17 06:42 PM | Reply

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