Irish Whiskey Flying Tumbler Lands In The U.S.

| April 21, 2022

A new Irish whiskey brand, Flying Tumbler, recently launched in America’s Northeast region, making its way from a 2020 release in the Dublin, Ireland market.

Created by the Walsh family, the name Flying Tumbler was inspired by a breed of pigeons, Irish Flying Tumblers, that leave home in search of adventure, but always return.

“We strongly believe that everybody has a bit of Flying Tumbler innate to them, that spirit of adventure to travel and experience but to always return home to share stories of travels,” said Patrick Walsh, head of operations for the family-owned company, in a prepared statement.

Flying Tumbler The Bird

Flying Tumbler The Bird (image via Flying Tumbler)

Walsh co-founded the company with siblings Thomas Walsh, head of sales, and Jen McGinnell, head of finance.

“Sharing a passion for Irish whiskey, we’ve returned to our roots to source, mature, blend and bottle Irish whiskeys that surprise and delight,” Patrick said.

The new Flying Tumbler is available in three expressions … The Bird, The Tippler and The Roller.

In the U.S., The Bird will be the bottle available initially. It’s a four-part blend of grain and malt whiskies cut to 43% ABV and aged in a mix of ex-bourbon and oloroso sherry casks. It has a suggested retail price of $43 USD.

Thomas Walsh said their family farm grew award-winning malting barley for generations, and continuing that agrarian tradition is important to them. “We source, mature, blend and bottle every drop of our whiskey at our base in Carlow, Ireland and cut all of our whiskey to drinking ABV with water directly from our family farm.”

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Flying Tumbler’s U.S. introduction begins in Massachusetts, already available in Boston.

“We are excited to begin Flying Tumbler’s journey in North America with MHW as our importer and M.S. Walker as our distributor,” Patrick Walsh said. “Both companies are industry specialists with the capacity and expertise to bring Flying Tumbler’s modern, youthful and authentic products to a whole new generation of consumers with a particular focus on redefining the Irish coffee and the Irish coffee cold brew.”

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