'The Vampire Diaries' stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley launch bourbon brand 'Brother's Bond'
The two have remained close even after the show ended way back in 2017 and have launched a bourbon drink, as an ode to the Salvatore Brothers who were often spotted with the signature drink on the show
Actors Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley played Damon and Stefan in 'The Vampire Diaries' for eight long years. The iconic Salvatore Brothers have always shared a deep brotherhood off-screen as well and three years down the line, they've done what best friends often do -- starting a business together! Somerhalder and Wesley have launched their own bourbon brand and operations are on in full swing after the initial announcement that happened in September 2019.
Called 'Brother's Bond', the bourbon is a nod to their on-screen characters. The Salvatore Brothers were quite often seen with their signature drink in hand on the show. Somerhalder had announced that they were developing the brand on his Instagram page in September, in a lengthy post. He shared a photo of himself sipping a beverage out of a cup alongside the caption, "Can you imagine if the Salvatore brothers had their OWN bourbon? Well, it’s coming!” Somerhalder wrote. “@paulwesley and I have been working our asses off with our incredible team to make this happen. WITH passion, hard work, and an uncompromising quest/thirst for quality, we have arrived! We want to share with you something very special and dear to us. You’ve given us so many wonderful years as these characters and we want to bring you something to enjoy that brings back some great memories and some good times to come! It’s going to be fun. We’re going to be traveling the WOLRD meeting so many of you and launching this with some very fun parties I must say!”
Somerhalder took to Instagram to show off the first bottle from their bourbon brand. Holding a bottle labeled 'Brother's Bond' which he captioned, "Here it is. Our passion. Our baby. Ladies and gentlemen please meet, Brother’s Bond Bourbon. Time. Quality. Passion. Distilled for you and me. We appreciate your support more than you know. If you are 21 years or older in the United States or legal drinking age in your home country please Go to: Brothersbondbourbon.com to sign up. We can’t wait to share with you! Please share this website address with friends and family. Let’s bond. Love, Ian and Paul." He also added that the operations are underway and it won't be long before his and Wesley's fans could have a taste of what they've created. He was joined by Paul Wesley for a virtual reunion later to announce the name, together.
Shortly after he announced the name of the brand, fans of him and Wesley took to Twitter, all excited about the news. "@paulwesley congrats!! I don't even drink bourbon but will definitely be buying one! I love the name! #BrothersBond #BrothersBondBourbon #TVD "We'll Always Have Bourbon Street," wrote a fan. While another fan tweeted, "I'm gonna need to learn to drink bourbon now that @paulwesley and @iansomerhalder created #BrothersBond."
"Vampire Bourbon? You don’t have to ask me twice. #BrothersBond" wrote another fan. "Just when I've begun watching reruns of Vampire Diaries after 6 years I wake up to the news of @iansomerhalder and @paulwesley launching their Bourbon, #BrothersBond They could not have chosen a better name huh". While another wrote, "My fave men out there creating their own whiskey together !!!! We stan an iconic duo #BrothersBond."