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Ryan Reynolds & Richard Branson are Launching a Gin Partnership

by The Drink Nation on Oct 2, 2018 in Culture

Name a better duo, I'll wait - Sir Richard Branson (owner of Virgin Atlantic) and Ryan Reynolds (owner of Aviation Gin) are teaming up for an exclusive partnership, complete with a comedically awkward introduction video.

Virgin Atlantic will now exclusively serve Aviation Gin to its guests, a perfect venture for the appropriately named spirit, and in the video below, Reynolds arrives to the announcement without all the information, apparently under the impression that the two companies are merging to create a new empire called "AvaVirgination." After a series of misunderstandings, Branson (jokingly) storms off the set.

In all seriousness, both Branson and Reynolds released statements to AdWeek saying that they were extremely excited to work together in this capacity, and when the partnership officially launched in late September, lucky Virgin guests were served unique Aviation cocktails made by some of the country's best bartenders hailing from spots like The Dead Rabbit (New York City) and Smuggler's Cove (San Francisco). So, if you've got a trip coming up and were planning on flying Virgin Atlantic, you'll be lucky enough to enjoy Ryan Reynolds' gin on board from this point on.

Photo via Youtube

 

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