The wood-grain-on-wood-grain office Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley operate Brother’s Bond out of looks so small over Zoom that I’m convinced there’s only room for Somerhalder and Wesley, who are shoulder to shoulder, and a single promotional bottle of their concoction. But that intimacy—and constraint—is probably a good thing for these actors-turned-bourbon-men. To make it in whiskey requires obsessiveness. Perhaps a bit of madness for thinking a celebrity-branded bourbon can stick the landing. And most importantly, the ability to work compatibly. “This was really just an excuse for Ian and I to stay together in a one-bedroom office,” Wesley jokes.
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