Fans Had Some Wildly Differing Reactions To Emma Watson Launching Her Own Gin Brand

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Actress Emma Watson and brother Alex are launching a gin brand in the United Kingdom called Renais.

Renais gin is an “ode” to her family’s vineyard in Chablis, Burgundy, according to a recent Instagram post.

“With a heart full of warmth and nostalgia, I am thrilled to introduce – Renais Gin. It is an ode to the sun-kissed vineyards of Chablis where my family has been making wine these past 30 years. Renais Gin is our love letter to Chablis; a carbon-neutral product, lovingly made from upcycled wine grapes, Emma Watson wrote.

“I’m having a proud sister moment,” Watson added.

That’s not all. Not only is Renais gin an “ode” to their family’s vineyard, a love letter to Chablis, and a lovingly made carbon-neutral product, according to Alex Watson, it is also “a modern brand, based on tradition, heritage and legacy reimagined for the present and future.”

The name Renais is derived from the French word for rebirth.

“Every sip of Renais is reminiscent and respectful of the land from which it came – great gin shouldn’t cost the earth,” Alex Watson continued.

“By carefully selecting the finest botanicals unique to the Chablis terroir, Renais has a crisp, refreshing taste balanced by subtle minerality. Perfect sipped neat over ice, in a G&T or in your favourite cocktail.”

I don’t know about you, but based on these descriptions, about the only thing missing from this gin is a few drops from the Fountain of Youth and a Lazarus Pit.

She now joins Ryan Reynolds, George Clooney, Drake, Nick Offerman, Dwayne Johnson, George Strait, Matthew McConaughey, Sammy Hagar, Guy Fieri, Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Kevin Hart, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mark Wahlberg, and Dan Aykroyd as celebrities with their own line of alcohol.

Watson is also now in the company of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Bill Murray, Walton Goggins, Nick Jonas, Jason Derulo, Rita Ora, David Beckham, Sean Combs, Bethenny Frankel, Robert De Niro, Channing Tatum, Kate Hudson, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Jason Aldean, Lil Wayne, Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo, Chazz Palminteri, The Chainsmokers, Metallica, and Ciara.

She is now also peers A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Travis Scott, Mariah Carey, Shay Mitchell, Steven Soderbergh, GWAR, Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz, Sam Heughan, Idris Elba, Kyle MacLachlan, Vera Wang, Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Jon Bon Jovi in the alcohol industry.

Oh, and there’s also Martha Stewart, Chris Noth, Luke Bryan, Julianne Hough, Paul Wesley, Jamie Foxx, Kenny Chesney, Brothers Osborne, Lenny Kravitz, Liev Schreiber, Miles Teller, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, 50 Cent, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Ratner, Ryan Seacrest, Eva Longoria, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rosario Dawson, John Cena, Alan Jackson, Kendall Jenner, and Elon Musk who have their own alcohol brands.

So, you can see the need for one more, right?

But what do Emma Watson’s many, many fans think?

“Oh, for – ! Remember when Emma Watson used her fame to represent women calling themselves feminist but still allowing themselves to be presented as sexual beings when THEY chose, to support Times Up; advocate for gender equality?” someone who obviously isn’t a huge fan tweeted.

“Yeah. F*** all that. She’s selling gin now.”

“Why is it that whenever an actor gets bored they need to launch an alcohol brand?” someone else tweeted.

Don’t forget the athletes like Peyton Manning and Andy Roddick (Sweetens Cove Bourbon), Michael Jordan (Cincoro Tequila), LeBron James (Lobos Tequila), Scottie Pippen (DIGITS Bourbon), Charles Woodson (Woodson Whiskey), Mike Piazza (TRUE Vodka), Conor McGregor (Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey), Jorge Masvidal (Recuerdo Mezcal), Derek Jeter (Bespoken Spirits), Chipper Jones (Sugarlands Shine Chipper Jones’ Sweet Tea Moonshine), JJ and TJ Watt (KickStand), Troy Aikman (EIGHT), Dennis Rodman (The Original Bad A** Premium Vodka), Charles Barkley (Redmont Vodka), Terry Bradshaw…

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