The makers of Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey plan to release a limited edition, collector’s bottling of its Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot expression to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the 1922 publication of James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses.
The design of the bottling will feature a well-known location and chapter from Ulysses.
Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot is a blend of single pot still and single malt whiskeys inspired by what’s described as the golden era of Irish whiskey, when pot still distillation and the creative thinkers and artists that define Irish culture influenced the world, particularly those of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Writers’ Tears will offer a year of events, in-person and online, where Irish whiskey enthusiasts can join with others in celebrating and gaining insights into one of the most renown novels of the 20th century.
The first event of the Writers’ Tears Ulysses Centenary Program’ took place on the anniversary of Ulysses’ first publication, Feb. 2nd, with a Facebook Live reading from Writers’ Tears 1st Edition copy of Ulysses at Sweny’s Pharmacy, Lincoln Place in Dublin, Ireland.
Following the author’s own visit to the pharmacy in 1904, Sweny’s features prominently in Episode 5 of Ulysses, titled The Lotus Eaters. The 1st edition copy to be used in the Sweny’s celebratory reading is No. 1,479 of 2,000 published in 1922 by Egoist Press. It’s the personal copy of Writers’ Tears creator and co-founder of Walsh Whiskey, Bernard Walsh.
Announcing the Writers’ Tears Ulysses Centenary Program, Walsh said in a prepared statement, “Ulysses is a global treasure, not just a national one, and we invite everyone to explore and enjoy it, page by page, with us. You don’t have to read all of it, let alone understand it, but by engaging with it in different ways it will open up and reveal itself to you – just like a good whiskey.”
The Writers’ Tears Ulysses Centenary Program will also include:
- The release of a special, limited edition, collector’s bottling of Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot.
- Viewings of and readings from a 1st edition copy of Ulysses (No. 1,479 of 2,000 published in 1922 by Egoist Press) throughout the year.
- Live and online events in association with Sweny’s Pharmacy of Lincoln Place, Dublin. Writers’ Tears is a supporter of Sweny’s and its program of celebrating Irish literary greats.
- Writers’ Tears is supporting a short film and pilot for a series titled Remarkable Women: The Tale Behind Ulysses about the six women who supported James Joyce so he could write and publish Ulysses. The film was written by Jane Applegate and Margaux Dupont, directed by Dupont and co-produced by VLAM! Productions in Paris and Greenlit Productions in Helsinki.
- Writers’ Tears is supporting the international release of a hybrid documentary, also about the women behind the publication of Joyce’s masterpiece, being produced in the United States titled “Left Bank: The Film.” The production team are – Azadeh Nikzadeh: Producer; Lisa Reznik: Director; Terence Taylor: Editor & Motion Graphics and Eva Zelig: Co-Director.
- Support of Centenary Bloomsday 2022 celebrations in Ireland, France and the United States.
- Support of the Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas in 2022.
- Competitions associated with the centenary of Ulysses through Writers’ Tears online channels – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Writers’ Tears Irish Whiskey (walshwhiskey.com).
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