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Despite Saying He Doesn’t Like the ‘Taste or Effects of Most Alcohol’, Elon Musk Names His 2 Favorite Types of Booze

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File photo dated Oct. 30, 2013, of Elon Musk. (Press Association via AP Images)

Elon Musk, the world’s second-richest person, who owns Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter, isn’t a huge booze guy — despite his April 2020 release of Tesla Tequila and recent launch of triangular Tesla-branded tequila glasses.

“I don’t like the taste or effects of most alcohol, but there is something quite beautiful about red wine in a fine glass,” Musk tweeted early Monday morning (or late Sunday night if he was on the West coast at the time).

In 2017, Musk also referenced a penchant for red wine, tweeting, “A little red wine, vintage record, some Ambien … and magic!”

However, beyond red wine, Musk is also a whiskey fan. When a Twitter user responded to Musk’s tweet this week, saying, “Scotch on the rocks is cooler,” Musk agreed, replying: “That too.”

In a 2014 “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, Musk was asked what his favorite alcoholic beverage was and simply responded “whiskey.” He gave the same answer to the same question on Twitter this past August.

In 2018, Musk drank Old Camp Whiskey, made by country music group Florida Georgia Line, while appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

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David Morrow is the Editor In Chief of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.