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Ricky Gervais becomes the co-owner of Ellers Farm Distillery

Gervais buys into distillery

Ricky Gervais has become the co-owner of a distillery.

The 62-year-old comedian has taken to social media to announce that he's become the co-owner of Ellers Farm Distillery.

In a video clip shared on Instagram, Ricky explained: "I am thrilled to announce that I am the proud co-owner of Ellers Farm distillery, and we make Dutch Barn Vodka.

"It tastes great, it's made from British apples, we're committed to sustainability, and the protection of the ecosystem and the best bit is this could literally make me hundreds of millions, so please buy it, yeah?

"Sure like all strong liquor it may damage your liver and your wellbeing, but think how happy it will make me ... and the saving the planet thing."

Ricky is well-known for his vegan diet, and the comedian has taken his time to find the right company that matched his own values.

The 'After Life' star shared: "I'd been looking to invest in eco-friendly businesses for a while and as soon as I found Dutch Barn I wanted in! I love the planet and I love a drink so it was the perfect combination.

"On a serious note, Dutch Barn really is a quality product. I love the fact that it's done differently and I can't wait to let everyone know about it."

The actor is hoping to use his own fame and success to shine a light on Ellers Farm Distillery.

Ricky said: "The exciting part for me is that I've been promised that I can try to make it a global brand in my own way. Something I can't help but think they will regret."



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