Actor and Producer Dave Bautista Joins Texas-Based Devils River Whiskey Ownership Group

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Award-winning distiller Devils River Whiskey welcomes Dave Bautista to its ownership team and as the newest member of its Devils Advocates: a group of Devils River Whiskey and bourbon enthusiasts involved in supporting the brand’s social responsibility efforts and overall mission.
Since the introduction of the brand in 2017, Devils River Whiskey has expanded from its roots in San Antonio, Texas, to thirty-six states, five countries, and cruise lines offering premium and craft bourbons with a growing portfolio of flavored expressions. Devils River Whiskey aims to advance time-honored traditions of distilled spirits while being welcoming and accessible to everyone looking to enjoy quality bourbon, from long-standing whiskey enthusiasts to those looking to expand their palates.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Dave’s caliber as an investor and partner,” said Mike Cameron, Co-Founder and CEO of Devils River Whiskey. “Dave’s involvement in our brand is a major step toward Devils River Whiskey leading the diversification of bourbon culture and elevating Texas whiskey.”

Bautista is well-known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise. He can next be seen in “Dune: Part Two” the sequel to the award-winning film “Dune” and in “My Spy 2” which he stars in and produces. Bautista was last seen in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” and in the M. Night Shyamalan thriller film “Knock at the Cabin” where he won rave reviews for this powerful performance. Bautista is a celebrated wrestler with the WWE who retired in 2019 at WrestleMania 35.

“I’m extremely honored to join the Devils River family. I was blown away by their products and the love and pride that goes into making them. I couldn’t be more excited to contribute to the growth of the company,” stated Dave Bautista.

Devils River Whiskey offers eight expressions ranging from premium Bourbon, Rye, and Barrel Strength to a growing assortment of flavored whiskey that consists of Coffee, Agave and Cinnamon options. Devils River Whiskey also offers ultra-premium whiskey, including its Single Barrel and Distiller’s Select. With more than sixty-three national and international awards, Devils River Whiskey has gained a reputation as a rich and bold bourbon distilled using Texas’ purest water sources located on the Devils River in Southwest Texas. The limestone- filtered water from the Devils River is a key ingredient in the finishing process, giving the bourbon its uniquely smooth flavor.

“When we set out to build Devils River Whiskey six years ago, I always envisioned a brand with longevity,” said Cameron.

“Our goal is to create a bourbon legacy that can compete directly with recognized world-class distillers in Kentucky and other places with long-established whiskey industries. With Dave’s support and vision, we are confident that we will continue to elevate our brand and gain broader recognition for the Texas whiskey industry.”

About Devils River Whiskey

Devils River Whiskey is a premium craft distiller of bourbon whiskey based in San Antonio, Texas. Devils River Whiskey captures the spirit of the water from its river namesake in Southwest Texas, with bold flavors in every sip. Founded in 2017, Devils River Whiskey is recognized nationally as an award winning brand, including multiple SIP Awards, The Fifty Best accolades, and International Spirits Competition gold medals. Devils River Whiskey currently offers eight expressions distributed across the U.S. in thirty-six states and five countries. For more information, visit, and for inquiries, please email 

Devils River Whiskey Taps Bri Bagwell as Their Newest Devils Advocate Bri Bagwell and Devils River Whiskey, That’s Music to Our Ears

Nashville, TN – June 15, 2023 – A dynamic partnership forged in great taste. Devils River Whiskey, the premium craft and spirits company renowned for its bold Texas whiskey, is thrilled to announce singer/songwriter and whiskey connoisseur, Bri Bagwell, is their newest Devils Advocate based in the State of Texas.

The partnership between Bri Bagwell and Devils River Whiskey marks an exciting chapter for both entities. Bagwell, renowned as the “original whiskey girl” by Mike Cameron, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Devils River Whiskey, is no stranger to the world of whiskey. Her deep appreciation for the craft and her remarkable talent make the “Trenches” singer a perfect fit for the brand.

“When the Texas Female Artist of the Decade loves your whiskey, you know you’ve accomplished something remarkable. Bri Bagwell is a force to be reckoned with, and as our newest celebrity Devils Advocate, she embodies our brand’s core identity of daring actions, choices, and whiskey selections. We know she will represent our brand well and will inspire others who dare to be bold.”

mike Cameron
Co-Founder, President & CEO of Devil River Whiskey

With a range of eight exceptional, award-winning expressions, Devils River Whiskey caters to whiskey connoisseurs of all preferences. Bagwell herself, known as a lover of all whiskey, expressed her excitement about the partnership.

“My dog - named Whiskey - and I are obviously thrilled to be partnering with Devils River, (although Whiskey can’t have any)! The whiskey is top-notch, and between all of the selections, there’s truly something for everyone. Alone or in a cocktail, Devils River exemplifies a company that knows what they’re doing, and they also give back to the environment! Count me in.”

BRI Bagwell

Texas Female Artist of the Decade

About Devils River Whiskey

Devils River Whiskey (a premium craft spirits company based in San Antonio, Texas) is committed to creating bold Texas whiskey. Devils River Whiskey stands apart from the competition because of its use of the purest water in Texas at the heart of the production process. Founded in 2017, Devils River Whiskey is recognized nationally as an award-winning brand, including multiple SIP Awards, The Fifty Best accolades and International Spirits Competition gold medals. Devils River Whiskey currently offers eight expressions distributed across the U.S. in 34 states via 375 Park Avenue Spirits. Visit for more information. 

About Bri Bagwell

Texas Female Artist of the Decade, Bri Bagwell, is a force to be reckoned with from her rousingly fun live performances to trailblazing recordings garnering her ten #1 singles on Texas Country Radio and counting. With multiple Female Vocalist of the Year awards, Bri is making waves with her music drawing national attention. People Magazine raves, “Bagwell is increasingly finding her name being mentioned amongst country music truth tellers such as Ashley McBryde and Morgan Wade.” Her latest album, Corazón y Cabeza (Heart and Head) has already spawned two #1 singles “Trenches” and “Free Man.” Performing 150 shows a year, Bri has shared the stage with a long list of artists including Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Robert Earl Keen, Kacey Musgraves, and Dwight Yoakam. Catch Bri Bagwell live on her Hello Highway Tour, crossing 10 different states and Mexico this summer. More at


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