The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. from Dublin has collaborated with Fabergé to create seven unique gift sets containing two bottles of ultra-rare, 30-year-old, triple distilled Irish whiskey, along with two Fabergé creations, a custom-made Celtic Egg and a bespoke Fabergé Altruist timepiece.
The Emerald Isle Collection sets also include 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 where the whiskey was made.
The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. has pledged 100 per cent of the proceeds to charity, with 50% of proceeds benefitting the Correa Family Foundation supporting children affected by serious illness, and the remaining 50% donated to the buyer’s charity of choice.
They were launched at a private auction in Houston this week.
The seven unique eggs are set with a pavé diamond Celtic knot, a renowned symbol of Irish heritage which has no start or finish, representing eternity, love and friendship, and frames a colored gemstone at its centre.
Each of the seven Fabergé eggs features a different gemstone on its exterior: Gemfields Zambian emerald, Gemfields Mozambican ruby, blue sapphire, amethyst, rhodolite, spessartite or tourmaline, representing each of the seven locations, from The Blarney Stone to the Giant’s Causeway, and its rich Irish mythology. 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 addition to the whiskey and Celtic Egg, each set includes a one-of-a-kind Fabergé Altruist 18ct rose gold timepiece 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’. Hand crafted by Fabergé’s Workmaster André Martinez, a specialist in decorating exquisite watch dials, the white mother of pearl face has been etched and hand-painted with 24ct gold flakes.
The case backs on each piece are dedicated to The Craft Irish Whisky Co. with the addition of the CIWC logo and 1/1 engraved to signify the uniqueness. The timepiece is finished with a brown alligator strap.
Each of the seven sets is expected to sell for $2 million.