The man himself
Our whiskey’s namesake since 1913, Paddy’s spirit is alive and well today, in Paddy’s Irish Whiskey.
A legendary salesman
Patrick J. O’Flaherty, better known as Paddy, sold what became his namesake whiskey in pubs across Ireland for an incredible four decades, spanning the turn of the 20th century. Magnetic, outgoing and generous, Paddy bought rounds and made friends everywhere he went, always making sure everyone had a great time. Kind and wise, with a good-natured, rapier wit, Paddy was always welcomed and was by all accounts universally beloved. After 40 years of service, the whiskey he sold took on his name.
From The Old Country To Yours
Traversing the beautiful southern tip of Ireland from East to West and back for 40 years on foot, with horse and buggy or by train, Paddy was always on the move. From coast to coast, he was the life of the party—one filled with music, laughter, good times and great whiskey. Paddy’s good humor and revelry proved a winning combination, and before long, the brand name was forgotten. Everyone simply ordered more “Paddy’s.”
The true spirit of gathering ‘round
Humble and always of good cheer, with a gift for gathering people ‘round, he was a thoughtful listener and an artful conversationalist with a warm heart, but Paddy was more than a man. More than the life of the party. He was well known for his uncommon generosity of spirit (and spirits), but he was truly a man of the people. Paddy had the rare gift of charisma, meaning he drew people to him. Everyone wanted a piece of what made the man tick. What Paddy was—was genuine—and people responded to that.