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The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. x Fabergé | A Partnership of a Lifetime

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. x Fabergé | A Partnership of a Lifetime.

Fabergé | A Partnership of a Lifetime

A partnership with iconic artist-jeweller seven-piece custom-made whiskey set which celebrates the ‘Seven Wonders of Ireland’. 

We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Fabergé to release The Emerald Isle Collection’: a seven-piece, custom-made whiskey collection which celebrates the seven wonders of Ireland. With each of the seven bottles of ultra-rare, 30-year-old, triple distilled Irish whiskey, comes a bespoke Fabergé Celtic Egg with a unique surprise hidden within, and an elegant 18k rose gold bespoke Altruist watch.   

This partnership sees the release of an extraordinarily rare whiskey collectible worthy of being the most valuable whiskey of all time. Years in the making, were so proud to partner with Fabergé and to materialise our love of extraordinarily rare whiskey in these seven legacy bottles. 

The innovative collaboration forged between The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. and Fabergé fuses together an exceptional and distinctive ultra-rare, single malt with the heritage and mythology from the legendary artist-jewellery.  These two brands share the same vision of creating timeless beauty and a lasting legacy, loyal to heritage while also embracing new methods. 

The Emerald Isle Collection, is a uniquely time-defying celebration of the luxury, colour and boldness of an ultra-rare whiskey. 

Presented in a dark walnut experience box, each set features two bottles of ultra-rare, 30-year-old, triple distilled Irish whiskey, accompanied by two unique and exclusive creations from Fabergé – the first-of-its-kind Celtic Egg objet and a bespoke Altruist timepiece. Each collection also includes a humidor with two ultra-rare Cohiba Siglo VI Grand Reserva cigars, a gold-plated cigar cutter, gold-plated water pipette, pure obsidian whiskey stones, a hip flask with a sample of the Emerald Isle whiskey – which is the rarest Irish whiskey in existence – and a carafe filled with Irish spring water from the same region as where the whiskey was made. 

THE EMERALD ISLE COLLECTION

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., purveyors of the finest Irish whiskey, to release ‘The Emerald Isle Collection’, a seven-piece custom-made whiskey set which celebrates the ‘Seven Wonders of Ireland’. Beautifully presented in a dark walnut experience box, each set features a unique Fabergé Celtic Egg objet and bespoke Altruist watch, along with two bottles of extremely rare, 30-year-old, triple distilled Irish whiskey.

‘The Emerald Isle Collection’ is the oldest triple distilled Irish whiskey in the world and fuses Faberge’s unique heritage with rich Irish tradition and mythology.

Each experience box has been inspired by the shape of an emerald and features an illustration of one of the ‘wonders’ of Ireland and its coordinates, with a frontal egg-shaped aperture and a frame of coloured gemstones. Inside each box is a hand-crafted whiskey bottle which holds the ‘liquid gold’. Each of the bottles has been inspired by key Fabergé design elements, set with responsibly sourced emeralds from Gemfields’ Kagem mine in Zambia on the neck and lowermost part of the bottle.

Accompanying each bottle of whiskey is a bespoke Fabergé Celtic Egg objet, handcrafted by fourth-generation Fabergé enamel workmaster, Dr. Marcus Mohr. Each egg is crafted from 18k yellow gold and features Fabergé’s legendary guilloché enamel in a pastel green; the green, white and gold colours of the egg symbolise the Irish flag.

Each of the seven unique Fabergé eggs is set with a pavé diamond Celtic knot, framing a coloured gemstone at its centre. Each one also features a different gemstone on its exterior: Gemfields Zambian emerald, blue sapphire, Gemfields Mozambican ruby, amethyst, rhodolite, spessartite or tourmaline, representing each of the seven Irish locations. A matching cabochon coloured gemstone is also set on top of the egg, which itself is mounted on a beautiful hand-carved and polished rock crystal plinth with gold base.

In true Fabergé spirit, a surprise awaits inside in the form of a rough, uncut Zambian emerald responsibly sourced from Gemfields and presented on a gold guilloché base with an intricate claw setting. This is the first time in Fabergé’s history that we have featured a surprise of this kind. The enduring legacy of this piece continues, as the owner can later commission Fabergé to convert the rough emerald as part of a bespoke set, or piece of jewellery.

Emeralds are believed to symbolise hope, growth and fresh starts – which befits the current challenging times.

In addition, each edition of ‘The Emerald Isle’ features a bespoke one-of-a-kind Fabergé Altruist 18k rose gold watch with a self-winding movement from Vaucher Manufacture. Each piece has a unique dial, inspired by the landscape of one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Ireland’. Handcrafted by Fabergé’s workmaster André Martinez, a specialist in decorating watch dials, the white mother of pearl face has been skilfully etched and hand-painted with 24k rose gold. The crystal case backs on each piece are dedicated to The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. and feature their logo. The watch is finished with a brown alligator strap, which complements the design perfectly.

Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, Global Sales and Business Development Director at Fabergé, said: “This is a thrilling partnership for Fabergé, as it sees us continuing our legacy of creating unique and collectable objects, bridging the gap between historic legacy and modern-day heirlooms. Rare whiskey has seen tremendous investor attention, and the whiskey market is undergoing a dynamic evolution. It is very exciting for Fabergé to participate in such a cross-pollination of luxury sectors, thereby adding a dynamic twist on age-old traditions.”

The inaugural launch of these highly limited boxes will take place via a private auction on 2nd February 2021 with 100% of the proceeds going to charity – 50% to the Correa Family Foundation supporting children affected by serious illness, and the remaining 50% to the buyer’s charity of choice.

Please contact our client services team for more information 

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The Maserati White Book

Modena, 10 September 2020 For Maserati, this is the start of a new Era. The Trident brand takes centre stage with revolutionary new cars, innovations and projects: for the Brand, the focus is strongly on the future.

The Maserati White Book

After the spark ignited by the Ghibli Hybrid, presented in July, the power of the Trofeo Collection launched in August, and the world première of the MC20 supercar, revealed to the world with an unprecedented event, the time has now come for a real journey into the future of Maserati in Modena, where the Brand’s tomorrow is being built, starting from its roots.

Innovation, passion and uniqueness guide the Brand in this phase of total renewal.

The starting-point for this journey is the historic plant on Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena. The Modena plant, where the Trident has had its home for over 80 years, is a magical location that combines the Brand’s “made in Italy” DNA and its Heritage with an irrepressible drive towards the future and innovation: the plant has been modernised with new production, engine assembly and painting facilities specifically for the new MC20.

In fact the Nettuno, the supercar’s ground-breaking V6 power unit, is the first creation of the Maserati Engine Lab, the new engine hub recently created within the Modena site, which has also, for the first time in its history, been equipped with a state-of-the-art, environment-friendly paintshop.

MC20 is the first step in the new Era, the first model that marks out a new path to the future. The supercar’s strikingly elegant design is achieved by finely balancing a series of opposites: a blend of craftsmanship and engineering, elegance and performance, racing spirit and pleasure at the wheel. Designed by the Maserati Style Centre in Turin, MC20 is 100% developed, engineered and produced in Modena, and began to take shape in the laboratories of the Maserati Innovation Lab, the Trident brand’s engineering hub, a facility of excellence where all the Maserati models of today and tomorrow are brought to life.

In the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, digital processes support the product’s development, applying the exclusive Maserati formula which adopts an integrated approach to prioritise the human factor right from the initial phases: customer-focus is incorporated in the world of virtual simulation with an exclusive hardware-software mix. In fact, more than 90% of the MC20’s vehicle dynamics were developed with the aid of virtual models, using an innovative approach called Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development, managed by Maserati in-house.

The Maserati Innovation Lab is therefore the perfect location for discussing the Brand’s tomorrow, and its laboratories will bring forth the Folgore and the new Grecale SUV.

Folgore is the new strategy for electrification the Maserati way, and ignites the flame of a new energy. An energy that will project the Trident into the future.

The new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be the Brand’s first cars to adopt 100% electric solutions; they will be engineered in Modena and built at the Turin production hub. There will also be an electric version of the MC20, to be produced at the Maserati plant in Modena.

The first step in the range’s electrification is Ghibli Hybrid, launched in July. The challenge facing Maserati was to enter the world of electrification without betraying the Brand’s core philosophy and values. The result? The creation of the best possible hybrid. Keeping faith with its DNA, Maserati has chosen a hybrid solution focused primarily on improving performance, while also saving fuel and cutting emissions.

The future Maserati SUV will carry the name of a wind. It is to be called Grecale, after the fierce north-east wind of the Mediterranean Sea, and it is destined to play a key role in the Brand’s development.

Maserati has a long-standing practice of naming its cars after the world’s most famous winds.

It all began in 1963, with the legendary Mistral. This was followed by Ghibli, Bora, Merak and Khamsin. And in 2016 by Levante, the first SUV in Maserati’s history.

The Brand’s new era also embraces the customisation of its cars. Thanks to the new Maserati FUORISERIE programme, it will now be possible to customise every Maserati to the customer’s taste, and every purchaser is offered the opportunity of a unique experience in the new “car tailoring” shop, to be created at the Modena headquarters. To help customers to find their way around the thousands of possible combinations, we have created three basic collections as starting-points, three collections – called Corse, Unica and Futura – that express the brand’s power and represent its values, uniting breath-taking performance with elegance and innovation.

In its drive towards the future, the Brand proudly maintains its links with its DNA; Maserati starts from Modena, from the heart of Italy’s Motor Valley, the epicentre of passion, performance and audacity, and also gives due prominence to the wonderful cars from its past through the dedicated services in the new Classiche programme.

In addition, to mark the opening of the Brand’s new Era and the significant “MMXX: Time to be Audacious” event, the spotlight goes up on the global mobility stage and Maserati strengthens its bond with its home city: Modena has been chosen for the presentation to the world of the latest addition to the family, the MC20, and one of the cars is displayed on Piazza Grande, below the Ghirlandina tower. What’s more, Piazza Roma hosts the Trofeo Collection: the most extreme, powerful trims of Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte.

Trofeo Collection is now complete. After the launch in 2018 of Levante Trofeo, the SUV’s most extreme, most powerful version, the new Quattroporte and Ghibli Trofeo with the new 580 hp V8 engine are now available, achieving the pinnacle of performance, sportiness and luxury and making them the most powerful Maserati sedans ever.

Also during the event, the Anatomical Theatre in Modena is the location for an “anatomy session” in which Nettuno, the new Modena-made engine, can be viewed opened up and dissected, an opportunity to examine the characteristics of a technological gem down to the tiniest detail.

Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognisable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a global automotive industry benchmark. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available on more than seventy markets internationally. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, now also available in hybrid version, the Trident Brand’s first electrified car, and the Levante, the first made by Maserati SUV, all models denoted by use of the choicest materials and technical solutions of superlative excellence. A complete range, including V6 and V8 petrol, 4 cylinder hybrid and V6 diesel powerplants, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The range’s prestige was recently even further enhanced by the introduction of the new Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine. The top-of-the-range is the new MC20 supercar, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies now made available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. Today, the Maserati range is produced at three plants: Ghibli and Quattroporte are built at Grugliasco (Turin) at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP), and Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin. The new MC20 supercar is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.