David Beckham ‘intends to launch his own brand of spirits and beer drinks while stepping down as the face of Haig Club Scotch Whisky’
He has been the face of Haig Club Scotch whiskey for the past nine years, advertising the spirit in a series of promotional campaigns.
But now David Beckham is reportedly looking to make his own mark on the spirits industry by launching a private label.
The 47-year-old former soccer player reportedly hopes to create spirits such as tequila and whiskey under the new brand, alongside beers.
It could be the path to a big payday for the jock as he follows in the footsteps of stars like Ryan Reynolds and Kylie Minogue.
Since 2014, he has been the face of the Haig Club, owned by drinks giant Diageo, but is said to have decided not to renew his contract with the brand, which ends in the coming months.
New venture: David Beckham has reportedly set his sights on launching his own drink brand featuring spirits and beers.
According The timesDavid is looking for partners to help him develop the beverage brand.
While the publication also reports that in addition to alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and non-alcoholic beers are being considered.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for David for comment.
He often appears front and center in Haig Club’s ad campaigns and doesn’t shy away from events and public appearances to promote the whiskey, which he helped launch.
Despite being a brand ambassador, David has shared in the past that he is not a “big drinker” and often enjoys a healthy lifestyle.
While he reportedly made significant profits backing Haig Club, David could set new boundaries if he goes down the path of his own brand of alcohol.
Ryan Reynolds became a co-owner of Aviation Gin along with Davos Brands in 2018, leading to a massive payout when the brand was sold in 2020 to Diageo, likely netting the actor more than $100 million.
While George Clooney co-founded Casamigos Tequila in 2013, it was also previously sold to the beverage giant four years later for $1 billion.
turning away? He has been the face of Haig Club Scotch whiskey for the past nine years, advertising the spirit in a host of promotional campaigns.
On the road: According to The Times, David is looking for partners to help him develop the drinks brand.
Kylie Minogue is also reported to receive a whopping £9.3 million from her highly successful eponymous wine brand.
In 2014, David launched his own company DB Ventures, which handles his multiple sports and fashion endorsements.
With a reported net worth of $450m (£370m), it is believed that he will generate a considerable sum each year from brand partnerships and his own ventures.
But last year, he sold 55% of the company to Authentic Brands, the owner of Juicy Couture, for around £200m.
At the time, it was reported that the agreement would help him enter the US with his financial companies.
Stars: David would be following in the footsteps of a host of stars who have made huge profits from owning beverage brands, including Ryan Reynolds (left), George Clooney and Kylie Minogue (right)
In the bank: With a reported net worth of $450m (£370m), it is believed that he will generate a considerable sum each year from brand partnerships and his own companies.