Ryan Reynolds sold Aviation Gin for a whopping $610-million.
The gin company was founded in 2006 by 2 friends. It was a high end under the radar spirit till 2018 when Ryan bought a portion of the company and started doing their ads. Yesterday it was sold to Diageo, the world’s largest spirits maker.
Reynolds is clearly psyched about the new chapter, he’s already gone out of his way to write an out-of-office message.
“Thanks for your email. I am currently out of the office but will still be very hard at work selling Aviation Gin. For quite a long time, it seems,” the message starts off. “In related news, I just learned what an ‘earn out’ is... And I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone I told to go f**k themselves in the last 24 hours... I'll indeed be needing your help in the coming months and years.” The bounceback email closes with some equally hilarious thanks: “Mom, Blake, Peter, Diageo CEO, The Rock, George Clooney, Southern Glazer's, Betty White, TGI Friday's, Baxter, Calisthenics, AMC Theaters, Total Wine, The Number 8, Don Saladino, Darden, The Head of Alfredo Garcia, Soothing Lavender Eye Pillows."