June 12, 2024

Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista Joins San Antonio Based Devils River Whiskey Ownership Team and Devils Advocates

In an exciting development for the world of spirits and entertainment, award-winning distiller Devils River Whiskey has welcomed none other than Dave Bautista to its ownership team. The former WWE superstar and acclaimed actor is set to become the newest member of the brand’s “Devils Advocates,” a dedicated group of Devils River Whiskey and bourbon enthusiasts actively involved in supporting the brand’s social responsibility efforts and overall mission.

“I’m extremely honored to join the Devils River family,” stated Dave Bautista, reflecting his enthusiasm for this new venture.

Devils River Whiskey, which first graced the market in 2017, has rapidly expanded from its San Antonio, Texas roots to reach aficionados across thirty-six states, five countries, and even cruise lines. The brand has made a name for itself by offering premium and craft bourbons, along with a growing portfolio of flavored expressions. Devils River Whiskey has aimed to uphold the time-honored traditions of distilled spirits while ensuring accessibility to a diverse audience, from seasoned whiskey connoisseurs to those eager to explore new horizons.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Dave’s caliber as an investor and partner,” said Mike Cameron, Co-Founder and CEO of Devils River Whiskey. “Dave’s involvement in our brand is a major step toward Devils River Whiskey leading the diversification of bourbon culture and elevating Texas whiskey.”

Dave Bautista is best known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise. His impressive resume also includes roles in highly anticipated films like “Dune: Part Two” and “My Spy 2,” where he not only stars but also serves as a producer. Bautista has recently received praise for his role in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” and his powerful performance in the M. Night Shyamalan thriller film “Knock at the Cabin.” Beyond his acting career, Bautista is celebrated for his time as a professional wrestler with WWE, culminating in his retirement at WrestleMania 35 in 2019.

“I’m extremely honored to join the Devils River family. I was blown away by their products and the love and pride that goes into making them. I couldn’t be more excited to contribute to the growth of the company,” stated Dave Bautista.

Devils River Whiskey boasts an impressive lineup of eight expressions, spanning premium Bourbon, Rye, and Barrel Strength, as well as a burgeoning assortment of flavored whiskey choices like Coffee, Agave, and Cinnamon options. Additionally, the brand offers ultra-premium whiskey, including its Single Barrel and Distiller’s Select. With over sixty-three national and international awards to its name, Devils River Whiskey has carved a niche as a rich and bold bourbon crafted using the purest water sources found along the Devils River in Southwest Texas. The limestone-filtered water from this unique locale plays a pivotal role in the finishing process, bestowing the bourbon with its distinctly smooth and flavorful character.

“When we set out to build Devils River Whiskey six years ago, I always envisioned a brand with longevity,” remarked Cameron. “Our goal is to create a bourbon legacy that can compete directly with recognized world-class distillers in Kentucky and other places with long-established whiskey industries. With Dave’s support and vision, we are confident that we will continue to elevate our brand and gain broader recognition for the Texas whiskey industry.”

As Dave Bautista steps into his role within the Devils River Whiskey family, the partnership promises to be a fusion of passion, tradition, and innovation, sure to capture the spirit of both the bourbon world and the entertainment industry.