Royal Salute has created the Royal Salute 27 Year Old Single Cask Finish, a new NFT exclusive release in partnership with the world’s first direct-to-consumer NFT marketplace for luxury wines and spirits, BlockBar.com.
The collaboration sees the special release of just 315 flagons, all bottled from a single cask, delivered as individual NFTs (non-fungible tokens) the first time that Royal Salute has released an expression exclusively as an NFT, and one that will only be available to purchase on BlockBar.com.
BlockBar democratizes access to luxury wines and spirits whilst offering bottle owners storage, insurance and a marketplace to resell their bottles. Upon purchase of the limited-edition Royal Salute 27 Year Old Single Cask Finish, the physical version will be held securely by BlockBar, with a record of authenticity held on the blockchain as a digital certificate of ownership. The bottle owner may redeem the physical product and have it delivered from BlockBar’s secure storage facility by burning the relevant NFT, safely trade its NFT version within the BlockBar.com marketplace, gift it, or showcase the NFT in their virtual bar.
The 27 Year Old Single Cask Finish showcases the Scotch’s innovative approach to the art of whisky blending as, once blended, the expression was fully finished in a single cask. Using a first fill sherry hogshead which held a rare Oloroso for 18 months, Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop filled it with the rich blended Scotch and left it to finish for a further six years. After the cask finished imparting its rich flavours to the whisky, every drop was bottled into 315 precious flagons
The expression has flavours of dark chocolate ganache, ripe plums and freshly baked ginger cake, with notes of dark toffee, Florentine biscuits, morello cherry jam and warming cinnamon leading to a rich and slightly dry finish with gentle spice.
The 27 Year Old Single Cask Finish is housed in a regal purple flagon, paying homage to Royal Salute’s heritage which has inspired the brand since its inception. The pack features a recurring motif that utilises the iconic Royal Salute double diamond, reminiscent of the windows of royal residences.
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