Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a World Class Irish Whiskey Treasure

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a World Class Irish Whiskey Treasure.

On Wednesday, Ireland and many other countries around the world, will celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a World Class Irish Whiskey Treasure

In time for this national celebration, The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. has recently released The Emerald Isle Collection in partnership with Fabergé – a unique collaboration which celebrates Irish heritage in a series of highly collectable and unique special-edition bottles of the oldest triple distilled whiskey in the world.

It is little known that Ireland is where the story of whiskey began. First invented in the 14th century, Irish whiskey dominated the sector until it suffered a decline. It is currently experiencing a Renaissance, as Ireland’s emerging, small-scale but disruptive distilleries innovate whiskey on a scale not seen since the 19th century.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a World Class Irish Whiskey Treasure Case

With the launch of The Emerald Isle Collection, Irish whiskey is firmly back on the map. Just seven lucky experiences boxes have been created, each featuring two bottles of 30-year-old whiskey, accompanied by two unique and exclusive creations from Fabergé – the first-of-its-kind Celtic Egg objet and a bespoke Altruist timepiece. Each experience box features a uniquely designed geometric illustration on the front, representing ‘The seven wonders of Ireland’ – from the Old Head of Kinsale to Giant’s Causeway.

Seven Wonders of Ireland and Their Mythology.
  1. The Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork (Blue Sapphire): The cliffside headland is a celebration of
    Ireland’s beauty and heritage, with panoramic views of the sea. It also marks the location
    where the first settlers came to Ireland over 6,000 years ago.
  2. The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare (Gemfields Zambian Emerald): Located on Ireland’s breath-taking west coast, the aerial sight of the grassy headlands of the Cliffs of Moher epitomise the Emerald Island, and are home to some of the greatest Irish mythology chapters, where great creatures of both land and sea meet.
  3. The Newgrange, Co. Meath (Amethyst): Built around 3200BC, this Neolithic tomb is one of the most significant references in early Irish literature and tradition. It is associated with the Tuatha Dé Danaan, a race of supernatural beings who, according to legend, ruled Ireland before the coming of the Celts and afterwards retreated into the fairy mounds and forts.
  4. The Blarney Stone, Co. Cork (Rhodolite): According to legend, those who kiss this mythical stone, which is built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, are endowed with the gift of gab (or eloquence). The myth is associated with Clíodhna, the goddess of love and beauty, who assisted Cormac McCarthy by instructing him to kiss the first stone he saw on his way to court in order to help him win his case with surreal eloquence.
  5. The Giant’s Causeway, Co. Antrim (Spessartite): Renowned for its scenic beauty, Giant’s Causeway features more than 40,000 basalt columns which, according to the Gaelic mythology, are the remains of a causeway built by a giant that was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner, who built the causeway across the Channel so that the two giants could meet.
  6. The Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry (Tourmaline): The first home of the Milesians, the original settlers arriving in Ireland, this circular route full of valleys, lakes and river streams is the site of ancient legends, with sightings of mythical creatures such as the Leprechaun – who is said to have been first seen here.
  7. The Ha’penny Bridge, Co. Dublin (Gemfields Mozambican Ruby): The Ha’penny, now named Liffey Bridge, is Dublin’s oldest footbridge, which dates back to 1816. It was originally a tolled access bridge for travellers to cross the River Liffey, where they would have to pay half a penny – a “Ha’penny” – to cross. The toll system was abandoned a century later, but to this day, the bridge keeps its name, and memories of ancient stories of lovers from both sides of the bridge meeting at the very top, sharing that moment together over the cost of a ha’penny.

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. will host private auctions for the collection throughout 2021.

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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a World Class Irish Whiskey Treasure.

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