An Opus Whiskey Journey
An international collaboration of artisans, coming together to create a compendium of works, where the sum is greater than its parts.
This is a coming together of master distillers and a literary masterpiece, resulting in a collection of 18 rare and highly collectable whiskeys. Inspired by each of the 18 Episodes of Ulysses, every one is a work of art, its brushstrokes the super-premium spirits hand-selected from our exclusive partner distillers.
In joining this journey, you’re entering a portal of discovery where the world of art, rare whiskey and literature collide, making you part of an exclusive community united by a shared passion, giving you ownership of something truly unique, and celebrating 100 years of a seminal moment in literature.
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Join us in celebrating Bloomsday during the next 18 years.
Join us on the Ulysses Whiskey x Art journey and become a member of a vibrant community: every year for the next 18 years we will gather in new surroundings to celebrate Bloomsday, making lasting memories, and nurturing friendships for life.
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18 whiskeys, over 18 years, named for the 18 episodes of James Joyce’s ULYSSES
Celebrating Joyce's legacy of multiculturalism, collaborative approach to the creative process and challenging of norms.
Ulysses Whiskey x Art is an international collaboration of distillers and artists, united to create a unique collection of rare whiskeys. We are bringing together Irish, Italian, Swiss, French, German, Czech, English, Scottish, Japanese, Indian, Norwegian, American distillers and more to create a unique collection of 18 Limited Editions. Each artisanal distiller is responsible for one Episode: one whiskey, one year.
This is our collective magnum opus in honour of Joyce, where the sum truly is greater than its parts.
During the course of the coming weeks, months and years we will be announcing new collaborations with distillers, authors, poets, performers, theatres, film-makers, musicians and more.
Ulysses Whiskey x Art is an odyssey. Join us.
Rare and Highly Collectable
Every bottle opened increases the scarcity of unopened bottles
We will release 18 limited-edition whiskeys named for the 18 episodes of Ulysses every June 16th (Bloomsday) during the course of 18 years (2024 - 2041). The final release in the year 2041 will coincide with the centenary of Joyce's passing.
We will be decreasing the number of bottles between releases in decrements of 250 (but for the last Episode, which will have only 730 bottles, to correlate with the number of pages in the novel when first published by Shakespeare & Company in Paris, in 1922).
By virtue of the 18th Episode consisting of only 730 bottles, there can only be 730 complete collections of all 18 Episodes; the rarest of collections will have the same bottle number throughout the series.
“Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.”
Time Shall Be No More
The Journey Is the Destination
When all is said and done, only 51,730 bottles will ever be released in this limited edition international collaborative art project; cca 10% of which will be in Episode 1, declining to only 1% in Episode 18. Patrons that order the Complete Set have the option to choose the specific bottle numbers throughout the series, e.g. bottle #7 (while available).
Patrons that wish to collect more bottles, acquire a specific bottle number or range, after an Episode is sold-out will have an opportunity to do so on the secondary market which we will curate on behalf of the Ulysses Whiskey x Art community (this is why we ask for your contact details when you register). We encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions by using the form below, or send us an email.