The two pals have founded The Salvatore Brothers and their first initiative will be a new as-yet-untitled tipple.
"The Salvatore brothers have bourbon," Ian told Kelly Clarkson during an appearance on her daytime talk show on Monday, February 24. "It’s going to be a lot of fun."
Talking about their partnership, Somerhalder insists it was only natural they would go into business together: "We love each other. We have wanted to kill each other about 800 times, but that means (we're) brothers. Not only were we on a television show together for eight years, but now, we've started a company together. It's really special."