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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