In a perfect world, putting a price on a 30-year-old single malt, a Fabergé egg and a bespoke watch would be next to impossible, but the world we live in is realistic and has put a $2 million price tag on ‘The Emerald Isle Collection,’ that encases within it one of the finest offerings ever. A spectacular result of a collaboration between The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. and Fabergé, the seven-piece custom set makes for a superlative gift for a person of refined taste. Seven sets of the collection will head to auction on February 2nd, the proceeds of which will go toward charity. The one-of-a-kind gift box contains not one but two bottles of the oldest triple-distilled Irish whiskey inside a handsome walnut box. The whiskeys matured in American oak casks are kept company by other luxury rarities by the legendary jeweler Fabergé. a bespoke Fabergé Celtic Egg one-of-a-kind Fabergé Altruist timepiece are also part of the collection. The Fabergé Celtic Egg is made of 18k yellow gold and looks resplendent with hand-painted guilloché enamel and striking elements like a diamond-encrusted Celtic knot two-colored gemstones. Each egg comes with a different gemstone representing one of the Seven Wonders. The Faberge Celtic Egg highlights an uncut Zambian emerald burrowed inside that collectors can turn into a piece of custom jewelry. Fabergé’s talent house André Martinez is the brain behind the 18k rose gold Altruist timepiece. The watch, too, has been created keeping the seven wonders theme in mind with a mother-of-pearl dial enhanced by incorporating etched and hand-painted 24k gold flakes and a complementing brown alligator strap.
The luxe items’ collection is completed with a humidor with two ultra-rare Cohiba Siglo VI Grand Reserva cigars and a gold-plated cigar cutter. In addition to these fancy items, the ‘Emerald Isle Collection’ also includes a gold-plated water pipette, some pure obsidian whiskey stones, a hip flask with a sample of the Emerald Isle whiskey, a carafe filled with Irish spring water from the same region as the whisky. The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. pledged 100 percent of the proceeds to charity, with 50 percent of proceeds benefitting the Correa Family Foundation supporting children affected by serious illness. The remaining 50 percent donated to the buyer’s charity of choice.