Tiago Russo Shay Vsop Luxury Cognac
Shay Vsop Luxury Cognac is Silver Design Award winner in 2022 - 2023 Packaging Design Award Category.
Shay Vsop Luxury Cognac

Crafted with Shannon Sharpe's input and inspired by Mary Porter's heritage, Shay Vsop enters the market as a product that is bold yet elegant, disruptive, a true statement piece for cognac lovers and connoisseurs. The strong, dark shapes contrast with delicate light detailing, creating a product full of contrast and raising all attentions towards the long vessel, topped by a black obsidian closure and silver detailing, where a collectible item is placed: with each batch, a different letter of the word Le Portier is foiled onto the closure, allowing collectors to procure all different batches.

Shay Vsop Luxury Cognac
Tiago Russo Shay Vsop
Tiago Russo Luxury Cognac
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.

Le Portier

Cognac was born in France but made a legend in America. Lending richness and sophistication to every occasion, it became the bottle of choice for connoisseurs like Shannon. A meeting of minds between whiskey maverick and Founder of The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., Jay Bradley, and Hall of Famer, Shannon Sharpe, has brought the world the next generation of cognac. Conceived from tradition, but born to disrupt, Le Portier is a legend, reborn. Inspired by the tireless grind of elite athletes; imbued with centuries of Cognac craft. To become the best takes hard work and an obsession with perfection. It takes dedication, discipline and determination. But it also takes purpose. In crafting a cognac of such distinction, Shannon honours the woman who gave him that purpose. Le Portier honours Mary Porter. Just as Shannon shares his success with those around him, a cognac from Le Portier is one to share with friends and family, honouring those who make us who we are.