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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Stars Launch ‘Four Walls’ Irish Whiskey – The Hollywood Reporter

Almost 17 years after Paddy’s Pub opened, the trio behind the fictional watering hole plan to start selling their own booze. Philadelphia is always sunny creators and stars Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day have launched their own brand of whisky.

But Four Walls isn’t just another celebrity-backed spirits grab. The trio, whose long-running comedy recently aired its 15th season, plan to donate all proceeds from this limited-edition collection to hospitality workers in need.

“We wanted to create a brand that celebrated the four walls that held our favorite memories and held our troubles,” Howerton said, in a statement announcing the release.

“We were filming Season 15 when bars were closing all over America,” McElhenney added. “So we decided to find some really great whiskeys and create something as a tribute to the bar and launch it giving back.”

The benefits of both bottles – one, a rare Irish whiskey with premium commemorative packaging, is aimed at serious whiskey collectors and Sunny fans, while the other, a blend of Irish rye and Pennsylvania straight, was designed for bartenders – check out the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association’s HARP (Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania).

“We learned how rare and collectable old Irish whiskey is,” Day said, “and we couldn’t believe we had gotten our hands on it and wanted to get it out there and do something for people and the places that do so much for all of us – bars and bartenders.

Those who wish to help by drinking should also expect to pay. The top shelf bottle, a 15+ year old, single barrel, cask Irish whiskey packed with signatures from Howerton, McElhenney and Day, sells for $999. (It was also only released in a run of 755s.) The 90-proof blend, designed to be consumed neat or in a cocktail, is $89. A few hundred cases will now be released, with tastings scheduled at upcoming live events to The Always Sunny Podcast.

As for their show, Sunny ranks as the longest-running live-action sitcom in television history. FXX renewed the show through a planned 18th season – with its most recent, #15, bowing out last December.