Fabergé releases Emerald Isle whiskey setBy Owen Bellwood
The Craft Irish Whiskey Co has collaborated with luxury jeweller Fabergé to create a seven-piece set that includes a 30-year-old bottling.
The Emerald Isle Collection was created to celebrate the ‘seven wonders of Ireland’, and comes with two bottles of 30-year-old Irish whiskey.
The 30-year-old single malt Irish whiskey has been aged in 200-litre first-fill American oak casks, which previously contained Bourbon. The whiskey was then finished in a single 40l pedro ximénez Sherry barrel.
Alongside the whiskey, each set includes a Fabergé Celtic Egg, handcrafted by fourth generation Fabergé enamel workmaster Dr Marcus Mohr. Made from 18k yellow gold, the eggs are set with a diamond Celtic knot that frames a coloured gemstone at its centre.
The sets also feature a bespoke Fabergé Altruist 18k rose gold timepiece. Hand crafted by Fabergé workmaster André Martinez, the pieces feature a self-winding movement and unique dial, inspired by the landscape of one of the Seven Wonders of Ireland.
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 contemporary twist on age old traditions.”
The collection also includes a humidor with two Cohiba Siglo VI Grand Reserva cigars, a gold-plated cigar cutter, gold-plated water pipette, 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.
The collection will be launched at a private auction in Houston, Texas, tomorrow (2 February).
The Craft Irish Whiskey Co has pledged 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each set to charity. The company will donate 50% to the Correa Family Foundation, which supports children affected by serious illness, and the remaining 50% will be donated to a charity chosen by the buyer.