A unique Glen Grant 72-years-old whisky NFT combo is up for grabs at a Bonham’s auction this month in Hong Kong.
We’ve seen the world of luxury spirit NFTs heating up over the past few months and now that surge is coming a little closer to home with a very unique whisky auction taking place in Hong Kong.
In a world-first for the rare whisky market, a single bottle of Gordon & MacPhail’s Glen Grant 72-year-old whisky is to be auctioned alongside a single one-off NFT artwork and its original which commemorates Hong Kong in the year 1948, when the whisky was first laid down in its cask.
The artwork was created by celebrated South China Morning Post artist Harry Harrison, whose controversial sketches over the years have captured the unique essence of Hong Kong. It also marks the first time Harrison’s work has been minted as an NFT.
Bottle number 88 of only 290 bottles of this remarkable 72-year-old whisky set a world record price when auctioned a year ago by Bonham’s. This time, with a world-first NFT artwork attached, it is likely that the previous record for a single bottle of the rare Glen Grant 72-year-old single malt will be exceeded.
Gordon & MacPhail’s Glen Grant 72-year-old is one of the greatest and most historically significant whiskies ever produced. For serious drinkers, connoisseurs or investors looking for the Holy Grail of beautifully aged rare whisky, securing a bottle for their collection is a must.
The NFT minted alongside one of these exceedingly rare bottles is the first project of Meta Malts, a newly formed Hong Kong company which plans to take the premium whisky market into “the metaverse” and create a Hong Kong-based crypto exchange for trading in rare whisky tokens.
Presented in a beautiful hand-cut crystal decanter, the finished product is a premier whisky masterpiece. A total of 200 bottles were sold before the whisky even hit the shelves, which is a good indicator of massive demand.
Just in case you were looking for a new addition to your whisky cabinet.
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