Tiago Russo The Taoscan Irish Whiskey Packaging
The Taoscan Irish Whiskey Packaging is Golden Design Award winner in 2021 - 2022 Packaging Design Award Category.
The Taoscan Irish Whiskey Packaging

To stand out from the crowd you need to be extraordinary. And The Taoscan is no ordinary product: there is no whiskey on earth like it. Designed for the finest venues, stealing the limelight on the bar. The stand and accessories were designed to offer the perfect whiskey serve: its open, 360 degrees design allows it to be viewed from every angle, deploying envy from everyone else in the bar. The walnut stand, the detailed copper stems that lead up to a leather handle, the obsidian or the thoroughly crafted bottle and glasses; every part of The Tasocan is the pinnacle of design excellence.

The Taoscan Irish Whiskey Packaging
Tiago Russo The Taoscan
Tiago Russo Irish Whiskey Packaging
Tiago Russo design
Tiago Russo design
Tiago Russo

Tiago Russo is the Chief Design Officer at The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., a premium & luxury Irish spirits brand that aims to elevate and return to Ireland its former glory and reputation as home of the best whiskies in the world. Building an empire with a global mind-set and Irish heart. Over the last decade Russo has designed for some of the most respectable brands in the world. His impressive portfolio spans the luxury lifestyle domain from spirits to cosmetics, automotive to timepieces including: The Macallan, Dewar’s, The Dalmore, Craigellachie, Bacardi, Louis Vuitton, Patek Philippe, Coty Inc. and McLaren, to name a few. Russo has been obsessed with detailed design for much of his career and holds a Master’s degree in Product Design with Automotive Design specialisation. With over a decade of experience implausibly dedicated to design, Russo is the ultimate perfectionist, always focused on making ideas a reality with a spirit of purpose, accuracy and finesse. Mastering the full design process from concept through to production, Russo is continuously immersing himself in culture and innovation to create pioneering, meaningful designs. Revelation Designer of the Year in 2014 and collecting several awards and accolades over the last decade, Russo has been labelled one of the greatest luxury spirits and packaging designers of today. His design work for The Craft Irish Whiskey Co.; ‘The Devil’s Keep’ is an ultra-rare whiskey and has, since its launch in December 2020, attained the world record title for the most expensive inaugural whiskey bottle ever sold, and the overall winner of the Luxury Packaging Awards and the A’ Design Awards, marking another set of achievements on Russo’s creations within luxury product design, joined by the more recent record-breaking and award-winning creations The Brollach, The Emerald Isle, in collaboration with Fabergé, The Taoscán or The Aodh.

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co.

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. (CIWC) was founded with a clear intention to exploit the rapid evolution of the global Irish whiskey market by creating a range of premium and ultra-premium Irish whiskeys. The dramatic growth of the Irish whiskey market over the last twenty years has led to consumer reappraisal of the category, leaving the premium end under-served. Similarly, traditional whiskey companies have not seized modern marketing techniques despite the rapid penetration of brown spirits amongst the 25-45 year-old category. CIWC aims to meet this market need, offering high-quality whiskeys sold as rare and collectible releases.