Wednesday, 23 May, 2018


Drake taking Virginia Black Whiskey public

Brent Hocking and Drake Brent Hocking and Drake
Hannah Rogers | 14 January, 2018, 10:54

Drake entered the spirits game back in 2016 when he launched his own whiskey brand Virginia Black, and now the rapper is giving the public an opportunity to get a piece of the pie.

Virginia Black is the lovechild of Drake and Brent Hocking, an "acclaimed spirits producer and entrepreneur" who is "known for creating award-winning brands and bottle designs", per a press release.

The Started From The Bottom hitmaker launched the liquor line in 2016 and now he is taking the company to the next level by launching an global public offering (IPO).

The rap megastar plans raise $30 million for Virginia Black, which he co-founded in 2016, by crowd-sourcing the cash from fans, according to a Thursday announcement from the company's investment bank. The move to offer a public IPO is to help the company expand internationally and domestically.

When it comes to taste, Virginia Black is a "rich, decadent, smooth" aged Bourbon whiskey with a "decadent profile", which are also probably all the words Drake would use to describe himself.

"Virginia Black is the flawless combination of exceptionally good juice in exquisite packaging at an accessible price", said Hocking in a statement.

Earlier this week, Drake and his business partner OVO Chubbs hosted a pre-opening celebration for their new restaurant Pick 6ix ahead of its upcoming official launch.

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