The Emerald Isle Collection whiskey set raises $2 million at charity auction

An Irish 30-year-old whiskey, a Fabergé egg, a watch and other exclusive accessories auctioned

 

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., founded by Jay Bradley, focuses on the "ultra-luxury" segment in the whiskey sector. With the auction of the first of a total of seven whiskey sets from The Emerald Isle Collection on March 17, 2021, the Irish national holiday, St. Patrick's Day, they have remained true to this line: A group of private investors around Houston paid two million dollars resident Fabergé collectors James and Korrine Whipkey for the impressive box with extraordinary content.

It is the second very successful auction that The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. can look forward to: In November 2020, "The Devil's Keep", a 29-year-old whiskey sold for 60,000 US dollars.

More than the premium whiskey in the set

The Emerald Isle Collection was developed in collaboration with Fabergé. A set includes a bottle of 30-year-old, triple-distilled Irish single malt whiskey from an unnamed distillery, a Celtic Fabergé egg, a Fabergé watch specially made for the set and a humidor with two extremely rare Cohiba Siglo VI Grand Reserva (2009) cigars, as well as a gold-plated cigar cutter, a hip flask with a sample of the emerald whiskey, a gold-plated pipette, whiskey stones made of obsidian, two glasses and a carafe with spring water from the region of origin of the whiskey.

The boxes made of dark walnut wood are designed in the form of a stylized emerald and each show a different illustration of one of the "wonders" of Ireland including geographic coordinates. The shape of the whiskey bottle is based on that of the legendary Fabergé ice cream from 1885. The in The Fabergé eggs included in the set were handcrafted from 18-carat yellow gold. The colors of the guilloché enamel in green, white and gold represent the Irish color. Inside the egg there is an uncut Gemfields emerald from Zambia - it is the first time that Fabergé surprises with such a bonus inside an egg.

The proceeds go to charity

The proceeds from the auction will be donated to a charity organization that looks after more than 15,000 children with cancer and provides funds for food, transport and rent.

Jay Bradley, Founder, The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have set a world record, for the second time in three months, with the launch of ‘The Emerald Isle Collection’. Collaborating with Fabergé has been a tremendous experience and together we have created an extraordinary bespoke set that truly celebrates Ireland, its craftmanship and unique heritage. I am also delighted and proud to be able to donate the full proceeds of this sale to the Correa Family Foundation, a cause which is very close to my heart as my own daughter was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare form cancer, when she was just five-months old.”

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