100 years ago when James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses was published, he probably never thought that on the centenary an Irish Whiskey brand such as Walsh Whiskey would make a special, limited edition, collector’s bottling of its Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot expression.
The bottle will feature a well-known location and chapter from Ulysses.
Writers’ Tears – Copper Pot is a rare blend of Single Pot Still and Single Malt whiskeys. “It is inspired by the golden era of Irish whiskey, pot still distillation and the creative thinkers and artists that define Irish culture, particularly those of the 19th and 20th centuries,” according to the brand.
Writers’ Tears will undertake a year-long program of events, in-person and online, where patrons of the Irish whiskey can join with others in celebrating and gaining insights into what many consider to be the greatest novel of the 20th century.
Announcing the Writers’ Tears Ulysses Centenary Programme, co-founder, Bernard Walsh, said: “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 Programme will 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 programme of celebrating Irish literary greats, since 2019.
- 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, 2022 in Carlow Ireland.
- Competitions associated with the centenary of Ulysses through Writers’ Tears online channels – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and walshwhiskey.com
For more information, go to Walsh Whiskey’s