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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.

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Writers’ Tears Copper Pot clocks in at 40% ABV

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.

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