We can think of worse people to be than Keanu Reeves. A postmodern Buster Keaton, the Canuck has spun his laconic version of method acting into a lucrative Hollywood career that includes films from The Matrix to Point Break to way-back machine Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
Lately, Reeves is best known for John Wick, an ultraviolent revenge series whose third instalment, Parabellum, is slaying at the box office. As the bodies pile up in balletic fashion, wounded hitman Wick has opted for Blanton’s Single Barrel bourbon as a painkiller. Solid choice.
And wouldn’t you know it, Silver Screen Bottling Co. recently dropped Continental Bourbon, a shameless tie-in with the NYC luxury hotel and safe space frequented by Wick and his fellow assassins. Let us know if you give it a shot. Reeves is nowhere to be seen with this concoction, but as we’ve noted before, he’s done his time as a shill for Japanese giant Suntory.
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Reeves is a rocker of sorts, too, having played bass in (we’re being kind here) grunge band Dogstar. He’s since fallen behind when it comes to new music, he tells GQ’s Alex Pappademas. “But once in a while, I have the moments, where you drink the whiskey and you get the records out and you start doing the DJ thing until four in the morning.” All we are is dust in the wind, dude.🥃