Following the global unveiling of the highly anticipated ‘The Emerald Isle Collection’ by The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., in partnership with Fabergé, the rarest, triple-distilled, single malt Irish whiskey and first Fabergé Celtic Egg sell for $2 million. The final bid and private sale of the first Emerald Isle box to be released was secured jointly on 17th March by Houston-based Fabergé collectors, James and Korrine Whipkey, and a group of private investors led by Scott H. Weissman. All proceeds will go to the Correa Family Foundation, a charity supporting children affected by cancer, chaired by Major League Baseball star, Carlos Correa. The remaining six Emerald Isle experiences boxes will be released at auctions and events in key cities throughout 2021.
Presented in a dark walnut experience box, each set features a bottle of ultra-rare, single cask, 30-year-old, triple distilled single malt Irish whiskey, two exclusive creations from Fabergé – the first-of-its-kind Fabergé Celtic Egg and bespoke 1/1 Fabergé watch. Each collection also includes a humidor with two limited edition and sold out, ultra-rare Cohiba Siglo VI Grand Reserva (2009) cigars. There is also a gold-plated cigar cutter, gold plated water pipette, pure 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.
Inside each box is the hand-crafted whiskey bottle containing the ‘liquid gold’. All bottles of whiskey are accompanied by a bespoke – first of its kind – Fabergé Celtic Egg. Each egg is handcrafted from 18k yellow gold and features Fabergé’s guilloché enamel in a pastel green; the green, white and gold colors of the egg symbolising the Irish flag. Inside, there is a rough, uncut Gemfields Zambian emerald that can be customised by Fabergé into one-of-a-kind piece of Fabergé jewelry.