The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. recently partnered with iconic jeweler Fabergé to celebrate the “Seven Wonders of Ireland” with a record-breaking, luxury Irish whiskey collection.
The Emerald Isle Collection is described as the oldest triple-distilled Irish whiskey in the world, making up a seven-piece custom whiskey set with every component crafted by hand.
The first luxury whiskey set of The Emerald Isle Collection sold at auction for a record-breaking $2-million dollars and the remaining sets were launched at exclusive events across the world throughout 2021, some going for as much as $3-million dollars.
Now, according to a statement from The Craft Irish Whiskey Co, only two sets remain.
All the proceeds from the inaugural launch went to the Correa Family Foundation, a charity supporting children affected by cancer.
Jay Bradley, founder of The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., said, “We’d been planning to release a whiskey in collaboration with Fabergé. It was to have a small egg pendant, but the moment I tasted this liquid, I knew it had to be more. We had to shoot for the stars.”
He said he knew this liquid had the potential to become the most expensive whiskey on the planet, thanks to it being among the rarest of triple distilled single malts. “And it tastes perfect, I knew we could auction it to raise a lot of money for charity. A small pendant was no longer enough for a whiskey of this caliber, so we started working with Fabergé on the world’s first Celtic Egg to accompany the world’s finest whiskey. And the rest is history.”
The Emerald Isle garnered high praise from judges across the world, including the Luxury Packaging Awards 2021 and iLuxury Awards 2021.
In 2022, it was awarded a perfect score to take platinum at the A’Design Awards, the only spirit that’s done so.
Tiago Russo, chief design officer for The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., said, “As well as a luxurious exterior, the design of The Emerald Isle empowers the product, the collection and merges art, display, functionality and the most experiential storytelling to date . Combining new technologies, light sensors, hidden cabinets and immersive beauty it has transformed the luxury market like never before.”
Presented in a dark walnut experience box, each set features a bottle of single cask, 30-year-old, triple-distilled single malt Irish whiskey, accompanied by two creations from Fabergé – the first-of-its-kind Fabergé Celtic Egg and a bespoke one-of-one Fabergé watch.
Each collection also includes a humidor with two limited edition Cohiba Siglo VI Grand Reserva (2009) cigars. It also features a gold-plated cigar cutter, gold-plated water pipette, pure obsidian whiskey stones, a hip flask with a sample of the Emerald Isle whiskey, and a carafe filled with Irish spring water from the same region where the whiskey was made.
Emerald Isle’s tasting notes:
- Colour: Deep, rich treacle.
- Nose: Butter toffee, chocolate fudge, followed by a rich maple syrup. Hints of brine and tobacco come to the fore after time.
- Wards: Old leather-bound books up front with slight tobacco backdrop. Silky smooth with some cherry notes, ripe banana and residual caramel. The back palate gives way to Christmas cake spices that flow into the finish.
- Finish: A long and decadent finale with hints of creamy meringue and vanilla cigar smoke that transform into a lingering touch of spice and sweet leather flavor.
For more information, check out www.craftirishwhiskey.com.