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Ryan Reynolds buys Aviation Gin

As an increasing number of celebs buy into booze, it was news that actor Ryan Reynolds had bought a “significant” stake in the US-based Aviation Gin, back in February, that proved particularly popular.

The Deadpool star purchased an “ownership interest” in the US gin, based out of Portland in Oregon, its co-owner Davos Brands has confirmed.

Since then, he has appeared in a number of tongue-in-cheek marketing promotions for the brand, including one in which he talked viewers through the gin’s ‘production process’, which includes four hours of silent mediation, an ordination by the Unitarian Church and citrus fruits misted with his tears.

In September, Reynolds and Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson announced a partnership that will see Aviation Gin served on Virgin Atlantic flights

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