Friday, May 27, 2022


Walsh Whiskey, has announced the release of a special collectors edition bottle, of its Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Irish whiskey.

The bottling commemorates the centenary of one of the world’s most renowned literary works - James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Writers' Tears honours James Joyce with Copper Pot collectors edition

The limited-edition bottle, designed by Studio Minerva of London, features a striking screen-print and line drawing of Sweny’s Pharmacy, which Joyce himself visited in 1904 and features in Episode 5 of Ulysses.

Supported philanthropically by Writers’ Tears, today Sweny’s Pharmacy is a cultural centre dedicated to celebrating Joyce and Ireland’s other great writers through daily readings, both online and in the pharmacy.

Joyce’s epic novel is about regular people going about their lives on a single day in Dublin – 16th June, 1904. The novel is celebrated on the same historic date every year. The day is known as ‘Bloomsday’, after the main character Leopold Bloom, and Joycean enthusiasts dress in Victorian attire and visit venues that feature in the novel all across Dublin.

Commenting on the news, 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 Writers’ Tears and there is none greater than James Joyce. 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.”

Limited to 5,442 bottles, the special Writers’ Tears Copper Pot release, will be available alter this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of €45.00.

Posted by Steve Rush