‘Always Sunny’ Friendship Sparks New Whiskey Brand

| July 15, 2022

In celebration of their decades-long friendship built within a bar (within a television show), Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day recently launched a whiskey brand that pays tribute to the four walls the gang calls home on TV’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

In a statement from the trio, Howerton said, “We wanted to create a brand celebrating the four walls that have held our favorite memories in and kept our troubles out.”

“We were shooting Season 15 (of Always Sunny) when bars were shutting down all across America,” McElhenney noted. “So we decided to source some really great whiskeys and create something as a tribute to the bar and kick it off by giving back.”

Four Walls Whiskey

The two Four Walls Whiskey expressions (image via Four Walls Whiskey)

Day said, “We learned just how rare and how collectible old Irish whiskey is, and we couldn’t believe we got our hands on some and wanted to release it and do something for the people and places that do so much for all of us – the bars and the bartenders.”

The limited-edition Four Walls whiskey collection includes two expressions, a rare Irish whiskey with commemorative packaging as well as a blended Irish and Straight Pennsylvania Rye offering.

The commemorative bottle is a 15-year-old, single-barrel, cask-strength Irish Whiskey made to celebrate the 15th season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which you can find all episodes streaming on Hulu/FXX.

With premium packaging that includes signatures by Glenn, Rob, and Charlie, and a mirrored, engraved box, the set retails for $999 and is only being released in a run of 755 bottles.

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The second release is a mix of hand-selected barrels of grain and malt Irish whiskeys blended with Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey for a new Irish and American tradition.

The 90-proof spirit comes in a collectible premium box and retails for $89. Only a few hundred cases will be released for now, with opportunities for fans to taste the spirit at special events over the coming months, which includes The Always Sunny Podcast live events at the Bourbon & Beyond festival and at The Met Philadelphia.

All proceeds from this collection will be donated to the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association’s HARP (Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania).

McElhenney, Day, and Howerton are the trio responsible for creating “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which has now become the longest-running live-action sitcom in television history.

First aired in 2005, Sunny stars the trio, along with Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito, as the owners of one of South Philly’s most notorious Irish pubs.

In addition to writing, producing, starring in, and occasionally directing the series, Rob, Charlie and Glenn now run a podcast devoted to deep-diving into the history and lore behind the show.

For more information on the Four Walls limited-edition collection or to get a bottle, check out www.FourWallsWhiskey.com.

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Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether...