Flying Tumbler Irish Whiskey

Flying Tumbler Whiskey is an independent Irish whiskey bottler from Co Carlow. We custom source whiskey spirit to our specification and then mature, blend and bottle everything ourselves in Co Carlow, Ireland. We currently have three bottlings on the market for sale through off premise, on premise and online. 

The founders story is one of a return home to do something they are passionate about. Taking inspiration from the Irish flying tumbler, a pigeon with a natural beacon for home. It can fly for days from anywhere in the world to reach the home loft. After years apart, the Walsh boys returned to Ireland and worked with distilling experts to release small batches of independent Irish Whiskey that tell stories of their travels.
Patrick Walsh
Operations, 00353 85 1487466
Co-founder and head of day to day operations at Flying Tumbler.
Thomas Walsh
Sales, 001 781 3339382
Co founder and head of sales based in North America.
Jen McGinnell
Co-founder and head of finance.
Press coverage
"Irish whiskey brand Flying Tumbler is flying “across the pond” and will now be available in the USA, starting with Massachusetts."
Flying Tumbler Flies Across The Pond To The USA
Whisky Critic - April 13, 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"
Irish Whiskey Flying Tumbler Lands In The U.S.
Opera News - April 21, 2022
"Flying Tumbler, an Irish whiskey brand created and launched by the Walsh family, is now available in the U.S. market, rolling out first in the northeast part of the country."
Flying Tumbler Irish Whiskey
Cheers - April 20, 2022
"Irish whiskey brand Flying Tumbler will boost its availability in the US through distributor MS Walker, starting with Massachusetts."
Flying Tumbler Irish whiskey expands US presence
The Spirits Business - April 12, 2022
"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.”"
Irish Whiskey Flying Tumbler Lands In The U.S.
The Whiskey Wash - April 21, 2022
"Niche Carlow whiskey distiller Flying Tumbler has secured a distributor for the brand in Boston, Massachusetts."
Flying Tumbler Whiskey Ties Down Boston Distribution
Business Plus - April 19, 2022
"In the U.S., The Bird will be available initially. This expression is 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’s ideal in Irish Coffee, topped with whipped cream."
Flying Tumbler Irish Whiskey
Beverage Dynamics - April 15, 2022
"The Bird is a triple-distilled blend of grain and malt whiskeys, aged in bourbon and oloroso sherry cask"
Flying Tumbler - The Bird
Whisky Advocate - April 18, 2022
"Flying Tumbler Irish Whiskey is now available in the US market following an agreement with the spirits brand and distributor MS-Walker."
Flying Tumbler Seals US Distribution Deal
FFT - April 14, 2022
"Flying Tumbler, an Irish Whiskey brand created and launched by the Walsh family, is available in the U.S. market rolling out first in the North Eastern portion of the country."
Irish Whiskey Brand Flying Tumbler Lands in the US
Bar Businesss - April 14, 2022
"Flying Tumbler Launches in the US"
Flying Tumbler Launches in the US
Shaken News Daily - April 12, 2022
"Independent Irish whiskey bottler Flying Tumbler Whiskey unveil three new releases. "
Flying Tumbler announce three new releases
Irish Whiskey Magazine - November 14, 2021
"Independent Irish whiskey bottler Flying Tumbler is preparing to release its second and third whiskies, following on from the success of its first whiskey, The Bird."
Flying Tumbler Prepares for Second and Third Releases
FFT - April 29, 2021
"Two New Bottlings from Flying Tumbler"
Two New Bottlings from Flying Tumbler - March 22, 2021
"Flying Tumbler and IT Carlow collaborate !"
Blended learning with IT Carlow
IT Carlow - February 08, 2021
"Flying Tumbler Irish Whiskey has officially launched into the Irish market."
Introducing Flying Tumbler Irish Whiskey
FFT - November 11, 2020
"Flying Tumbler Irish Whiskey launched recently from its Carlow base."
Flying Tumbler Launch
Business Plus - November 05, 2020
Distributor of Flying Tumbler in the USA
US importer and compliance partner.
Bottling, maturation and distribution partner
One of Ireland's first craft breweries based in Bagenalstown Co Carlow. This is where we bottle all of our whiskey. We also mature some of our stock here. Carlow Brewing Company also distribute our whiskey throughout Ireland.
Knowledge Partner
ITC have worked with Flying Tumbler across a number of knowledge areas including marketing and technical know how through their brewing and distilling capabilities.
Grant Support
Carlow Local Enterprise Office provided funding assistance.
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Patrick Walsh
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"Quirky independent light whiskey blend matured in bourbon & oloroso barrels. Hints of citrus/dried fruits which is quite mellow and a pleasant. Very light burn, not overpowering, I tried it neat but possibly would benefit from a drop of water next time round. Pretty unique scent. Aesthetically it has a nice quirky design which is a departure from the typical Irish Whiskey style and a bottle more similar to Japanese styles with individually inscribed batch numbering on each bottle & tube."
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"A solid Irish whiskey, not made like this often enough "
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"Quite soft and citrusy on the nose with floral hints - reminds me of some bourbons. On the palate a bit more grain than malt. Some vanilla and dried fruits. When it opens up a bit, you get a bit more. It's like putting the volume up a couple of notches. "
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