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Drake releasing his own bourbon

Drake must really like Kentucky because the famous rapper has taken a very short break from his music career to release his own line of bourbon.

Virginia Black, as it is called, will be available in California, New York and Nevada the first of next month, and will continue to spread across the country from there.

Here is a description of the liquor, straight from the liquor itself:

Rich. Decadent. Smooth. Virginia Black is a personally selected collection of two, three and four-year old Bourbon Whiskey focused on a high-rye content and finished with a decadent profile.

Virginia Black brings glamour, swagger and soul back to the American Bourbon Whiskey category. Drake has partnered with spirits maverick Brent Hocking, founder and creator of the original DeLeón Tequila, to make a fine and elegant whiskey within reach.

First our basketball; now our state’s liquor?

If Drake puts a horse in the Derby, he might as well move to Versailles.


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for Drake releasing his own bourbon

  1. RC
    3:20 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Let’s all be clear on a few things:
    Drake is not making his own bourbon. Drake and Brent Hocking are “marketing” their own whiskey (not necessarily bourbon).
    It’s going to be produced by someone like Willett/KBD on a contract basis. Similar to brands like Black Maple Hill (which is typically damn good).

    The pure fact that it’s called “Virginia Black” is laughable, as a bourbon.

    Come on, KSR. I thought you knew better than this.

    • Mathlete
      3:22 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      The press release above specifically calls it “bourbon whiskey,” so it legally has to be bourbon. Agreed on the other points though

    • onsides
      4:37 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Agree. But Kentucky used to be a giant county of Virginia before 1792. Maybe Drake is just being really old school.

  2. theWilkman
    3:26 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Kentucky Black would’ve been better.

    • nybrasky
      3:33 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Canada Black would’ve been the best.

    • planocat
      3:39 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      I agree wilkman

  3. Virgilius Rex
    4:20 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Sounds like utter swill. Two to four years old and high rye – that describes Ancient Age, which is actually pretty palatable at $10 a 750 ml. Bet this stuff is four times the price for about equal quality.

  4. The Original WTF Guy
    4:21 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Drake is a no talent moron who knows about as much about KY as I do quantum physics. Check that, I actually know more about quantum physics. His attachment to UK’s basketball program should be celebrated no more than if the Kardashian clan suddenly wrapped their large asses around us.

    His doing this has nothing to do with KY and everything to do with Drake. He should stick to making more “music.” Oh, wait, I forgot, he can knock out a couple dozen songs a day because he’s stealing beats and just making up nonsensical voiceovers. Well, I suppose he does have time for marketing whisky.

    • Sarahvah
      4:31 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Hey grandpa

    • The Original WTF Guy
      4:48 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Right Power!

    • Megan
      4:50 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Is it wrong that I want the Kardashian clan to suddenly wrap their large asses around us?

      Then I don’t want to be right.