Writers’ Tears celebrates Ulysses with new bottle
Irish whiskey brand Writers’ Tears has unveiled a limited edition bottle for its Copper Pot expression to commemorate the centenary of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.
The new Writers’ Tears Copper Pot design is limited to 5,442 bottles, and available in Ireland, Austria, Canada, France, Germany and the UK for RRP of €45/ £35 (US$48.15). The liquid is crafted using a mix of single pot still and single malt whiskeys, and presents honeyed, fruity notes.
Ulysses was first published on 2 February 1922.
Bernard Walsh, creator of Writers’ Tears and managing director of Walsh Whiskey, said: “Celebrating Ireland’s literary greats has always been at the core of the brand and there is none greater than James Joyce.”
The 40% ABV limited edition bottling was designed by Studio Minerva of London, and features a line drawing of Sweny’s Pharmacy, a Victorian shop Joyce visited in 1904, which also features in Ulysses. Today, the Dublin-based pharmacy is a cultural centre dedicated to celebrating Joyce and Ireland’s other great writers.
Walsh added: “We are delighted to play our part in supporting Joyce’s legacy through Sweny’s Pharmacy, which is a piece of perfectly preserved living history from Joyce’s Victorian Dublin.”
The brand is also rolling out a Ulysses Centenary Programme in Dublin, with events taking place on Sunday 12 June, Wednesday 15 June, and Thursday 16 June. Activities include a reading from Ulysses and whiskey tasting evening led by Walsh, and a drinks reception at the International James Joyce Symposium in the Museum of Literature Ireland.
Last month, Writers’ Tears released the 12th edition of its cask strength bottling.