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Walton Goggins: A Dynamic Actor, Storyteller, and Partner of Mulholland Distilling

Unveiling a Multifaceted Talent and Collaboration

When it comes to the world of entertainment and spirits, there are few individuals as captivating and multifaceted as Walton Goggins. Known for his compelling performances on the big and small screens, Goggins is not just a talented actor but also a remarkable storyteller and an esteemed partner of the renowned Mulholland Distilling. With his distinct blend of charm, passion, and dedication, Goggins has left an indelible mark on both the entertainment industry and the world of craft spirits.

A Force of Charisma and Talent

Walton Goggins possesses a magnetic charisma that effortlessly draws audiences into his performances. Whether he’s portraying the complex and enigmatic Boyd Crowder on “Justified”, Baby Billy Freeman on “The Righteous Gemstones”, or bringing the unpredictable and charismatic Lee Russell to life in “Vice Principals,” Goggins has an uncanny ability to captivate viewers with his nuanced acting skills. His range knows no bounds, allowing him to seamlessly transition from intense drama to dark comedy with remarkable ease.

But Goggins’ talents extend beyond the confines of the screen. Known for his passion for storytelling, he has a knack for weaving captivating narratives that resonate deeply with his listeners. His words have the power to transport you to different worlds, evoke profound emotions, and ignite your imagination. Whether it’s through his interviews, podcasts, or even casual conversations, Goggins has a gift for engaging people with his genuine and enthralling storytelling.

Partnering with Mulholland Distilling

Beyond his acting prowess, Goggins has forged a creative partnership with Mulholland Distilling, an esteemed name in the world of craft spirits. As a partner, he brings his unique perspective and passion for the art of distillation, contributing to the creation of exceptional spirits that embody the spirit of California.

Goggins’ collaboration with Mulholland Distilling goes beyond a mere endorsement. He is actively involved in the process, working closely with the master distillers to ensure that each bottle carries the essence of his vision. His dedication to the craft and his commitment to quality are evident in every sip.

Inspired by the allure of California, Goggins and Mulholland Distilling have created a range of spirits that embody the spirit of the Golden State. From their signature vodka, crafted with locally sourced ingredients, to their meticulously crafted gin and other expressions, each bottle tells a story, capturing the essence of the land, the people, and the rich history of California.

Walton Goggins is not just an actor; he is a force of nature, a masterful storyteller, and an invaluable partner to Mulholland Distilling. His performances on the screen are a testament to his talent, while his involvement in the world of craft spirits showcases his passion for creation and pursuit of excellence. Whether he’s bringing characters to life or crafting extraordinary spirits, Goggins has an undeniable knack for captivating audiences and leaving a lasting impression. With his infectious energy, charisma, and unwavering commitment to his craft, Walton Goggins continues to shine as both an actor and a partner, enriching the worlds of entertainment and craft spirits with his unique blend of talent and storytelling prowess.

Mulholland Dalmation


  • 2 ounces Mulholland Vodka
  • 6 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • .5-ounces black pepper simple syrup


Black Pepper Simple Syrup

Prepare the black pepper simple syrup. To make the syrup, you will need equal parts water and granulated sugar, along with black pepper. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved completely. Remove from heat and let it cool. Strain out the black pepper using a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth. Set aside.

  1. Squeeze fresh grapefruit juice. Take 2 to 3 medium-sized grapefruits and cut them in half. Using a citrus juicer or a manual reamer, extract the juice from the grapefruits. Strain the juice to remove any pulp or seeds. Measure 6 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice and set it aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 ounces of Mulholland Vodka, 6 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice, and 1/2 ounce of the black pepper simple syrup.
  3. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Securely close the shaker.
  4. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to thoroughly chill the drink and mix the flavors.
  5. Prepare your serving glass. If you prefer a salted rim, rub a grapefruit wedge around the rim of a glass and dip it into a plate with kosher salt, pepper or rimming salt. This step is optional and depends on your personal preference.
  6. Strain the cocktail mixture from the shaker into the prepared glass. You can use a Hawthorne strainer or a fine-mesh strainer to achieve a smooth pour without any ice or pulp.
  7. Garnish the cocktail. You can add a grapefruit wedge or a twist of grapefruit peel to the rim of the glass for an extra touch of presentation. Optionally, you can also sprinkle a pinch of freshly ground black pepper on top of the drink for an added flavor accent.



  • 1.5 ounces Mulholland Gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • .5 ounces creme de mure (blackberry liqueur)


  1. Chill a coupe glass in the freezer or fill it with ice and cold water. Let it sit while you prepare the cocktail.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine 1.5 ounces of Mulholland Gin, 1 ounce of lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons of simple syrup.
  3. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Securely close the shaker.
  4. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to thoroughly chill the drink and mix the flavors.
  5. Empty the ice and water from the coupe glass.
  6. Carefully strain the cocktail mixture from the shaker into the chilled coupe glass. Use a Hawthorne strainer or a fine-mesh strainer to achieve a smooth pour without any ice or pulp.
  7. Slowly pour 1/2 ounce of creme de mure (blackberry liqueur) into the center of the drink. The liqueur will create a beautiful layered effect, sinking to the bottom of the glass.
  8. Garnish the cocktail with a cherry.

About Mulholland Distilling
Inspired by Los Angeles, a city of possibilities where creative spirits gather to push boundaries and fulfill their dreams. Mulholland was born to invite other dreamers to connect and collaborate with the spirits of Mulholland. Founded by Matthew Alper, an accomplished photographer, and Walton Goggins, lauded actor & storyteller, the two joined in an entrepreneurial partnership inspired by their friendship and LA stories. The name Mulholland, of Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, is a nod to the past, a visionary that helped bring resources to LA. Today Mulholland Drive represents the connection between the diverse communities throughout LA, the communities Mulholland strives to support. Mulholland is dedicated to honoring collaboration, as like-minded pioneers source ingredients and manage the production process from grain or botanical to glass. The award-winning spirits are meant to be explored in a bold, new way, reimagining the classic cocktail. Mulholland challenges other bootstrappers, entrepreneurs, risk takers and change-makers to unleash their creative spirit.

About Walton Goggins
Walton Goggins was born in Birmingham, Alabama and has starred in some of the most iconic roles in television and movie history. Walton landed an Emmy nomination for his role of ‘Boyd Crowder’ on FX’s “Justified. Walton has established himself as a scene-stealer on screen, and Mulholland Distilling brings that same scene-stealing quality to the bar. Instagram: @waltongogginsbonafide

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