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Craft Irish Whiskey Company Partners With Renowned Jeweler to Release ‘World’s Most Expensive Whiskey Collection’

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The Emerald Isle Whiskey Collection (Photo: The Craft Irish Whiskey Co.)

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. and jeweler Fabergé lay claim to a whiskey collection “of unrivalled luxury and sophistication.”

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. is touting The Emerald Isle Collection as the oldest triple-distilled Irish whiskey in the world, as well as the world’s most expensive whiskey collection. The collection consists of seven hand-crafted pieces.

The first Emerald Isle Collection set sold at auction for $2 million. The remaining sets were launched at exclusive events across the world throughout 2021, earning more than $3 million. Only two remain.

“We’d been planning to release a whiskey in collaboration with Fabergé. It was to have a small egg pendant, but the moment I tasted this liquid, I knew it had to be more,” Jay Bradley, founder, The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., said in a news release. “We had to shoot for the stars. I knew this liquid had the potential to become the most expensive whiskey on earth; it’s the rarest triple distilled single malt, and it tastes perfect so I knew we could auction it to raise a lot of money for charity. A small pendant was no longer enough for a whiskey of this calibre, so we started working with Fabergé on the world’s first Celtic Egg to accompany the world’s finest whiskey. And the rest is history!”

Each set is presented in a dark walnut box and includes a bottle of 30-year-old, triple-distilled single malt Irish whiskey, accompanied by two unique creations from Fabergé — a Celtic Egg and bespoke watch. Each collection also includes a humidor with two limited-edition Cohiba Siglo VI Grand Reserva (2009) cigars, as well as 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.

The collection is intended to pay homage to the Seven Wonders of Ireland, which comprise the Old Head of Kinsale, the Cliffs of Moher, the Newgrange, the Blarney Stone, the Giant’s Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the Ha’penny Bridge.

All proceeds of the inaugural launch went to the Correa Family Foundation, a nonprofit founded by MLB player Carlos Correa and his Family, which supports children with cancer.

Emerald Isle Whiskey Tasting Notes

Color: Deep, rich treacle

Nose: Butter toffee, chocolate fudge, followed by a rich maple syrup. Hints of brine and tobacco come to the fore after time

Taste: Old leather-bound books up front with slight tobacco backdrop. Really silky smooth with some cherry notes, ripe banana and residual caramel. The back palate gives way to Christmas cake spices that flow perfectly into the finish Finish: A wonderfully long and decadent finale with some hints of creamy meringue and vanilla cigar smoke that transform into a lingering touch of spice and sweet leather flavour.

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David Morrow is the Editor In Chief of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.