Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley’s ‘Vampire Diaries’ Themed Bourbon Almost Broke the Internet

by Jeremy Spirogis
Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

The Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley debuted their newest business enterprise on May 27. It was so successful that demand for his or her new product crashed their web site. They have been nonetheless engaged on fixing it on May 28. Wesley and Somerhalder launched a brand new line of Bourbon referred to as Brother’s Bond.

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley pay homage to their ‘Vampire Diaries’ brotherhood

On The CW present primarily based on the L.J. Smith books, Somerhalder performed Damon Salvatore and Wesley performed Stefan Salvatore. The immortal brothers feuded over Elena (Nia Dobrev), however obtained alongside swimmingly in actual life. So after they went into the bourbon business collectively, they named it after the Salvatore brothers.

Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder
L-R: Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA

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“Twitterverse Meet Brother’s Bond Bourbon,” Somerhalder tweeted. “Please go to BrothersBondBourbon.com to sign up! We can’t wait to share this with you! Please share this with friends and family! If you were legal drinking age in the United States or in your home country!”

Even Ian Somerhalder didn’t anticipate Brother’s Bond Bourbon to go over this properly

As quickly as Somerhalder tweeted and shared on his Instagram, sufficient folks visited the Brother’s Bond Bourbon web site to crash it. The Vampire Diaries was undoubtedly geared toward teenage viewers on The CW, however they might have celebrated 21st birthdays for the reason that present resulted in 2017, not to mention because it started in 2009. Perhaps Somerhalder’s followers from Lost have been ready to share a drink with him since his 2004 run on that present.

Vampire Diaries: Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian SomerhalderVampire Diaries: Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
L-R: Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

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“Twitterverse, our Brothersbondbourbon.com website has experienced such huge amounts of traffic that it continues to crash,” Somerhalder tweeted. “We thank you for this & are wroking so quickly to fix this problem! Please don’t give up on us : -) I will let you know when we are up & running! Stand by!”

Day two nonetheless broke demand

On day two of the Brother’s Bond Bourbon launch, the web site was nonetheless experiencing technical difficulties. When you do join, the signeup web page reads, “Brother’s Bond Bourbon is a story of time and quality. Sign up and over time we will reveal our newest collaboration. Each moment of our brotherhood has inspired us to create this exceptional Bourbon to share with you.” Somerhalder continued updating followers on Twitter.

Brother's Bond Bourbon creators Paul Wesley and Ian SomerhalderBrother's Bond Bourbon creators Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder
L-R: Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

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“Thank you from me and @paulwesley,” Somerhalder wrote. “Our website crashed. There were hundreds of thousands of you and will fix this! We can handle you. All of you! Brothersbondbourbon.com is the name. Bonding is our game. Sign up please so we can share with you. See you soon!”

The brothers’ work is rarely completed

The Vampire Diaries had two spinoffs, The Originals and Legacies. Somerhalder and Wesley continued to be productive collectively too. They spent the day on social media speaking about their bourbon, and now tech help is of their future.

L-R: Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley | Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

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“Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey everyone,” Somerhalder stated in a wrapup video. “Just shutting down the Airstream after a good amazing long day in here. It was so fun getting to hang with you all. Thank you for letting us show you this. It was a very special day for Paul and I, or Paul and myself. That’s grammatically correct, and our team obviously.”

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