The Dalmore recently partnered with BlockBar to launch a new whisky expression, the 33 Year Old Limited Edition Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé Cask Finish.
Following an initial collaboration, which sold out in minutes, the Scottish whisky distiller has launched this limited run of its 33-year-old whisky as an NFT exclusively through BlockBar.com, an NFT marketplace for luxury wines and spirits.
This is the first time The Dalmore will sell an entire cask exclusively on this platform. In September of this year, The Dalmore and BlockBar will then invite holders of this NFT to an exclusive event at a location chosen by themselves, to celebrate the bottling of this rare liquid from the cask.
On March 29th, the first 10 bottles of The Dalmore 33 Year Old became available to existing BlockBar NFT holders through a lottery on the site. Priced at $8,800 USD, NFT holders of this first drop of 10 bottles are invited to attend an exclusive hosted VIP experience at the Highland Distillery, flights excluded.
The blocklist (pre-sale registration) for the second drop of 213 bottles began Wednesday, March 30th, to sign up ahead of the NFT release on Tuesday, April 5th.
When it’s emptied in September, The Dalmore 33 Year Old will clock in at 51% ABV. The distiller’s notes show tastes of cassis, blackberries, citrus, marzipan, liquorice and soft spices that continue to develop over time.
Bottling of the cask will begin in early September, making the physical bottles ready to redeem in late December of this year.
The NFT serves as a digital receipt that verifies the buyer’s ownership and authenticity of the whisky bottles. Each bottle will be stored at BlockBar’s secure facility in Singapore, until the purchaser decides to redeem the bottle.
Upon purchase, the cryptographic version will be held securely by BlockBar, with a record of authenticity held on the blockchain as a digital certificate of ownership. The buyer can choose to keep the NFT in their digital bar, gift it, redeem the physical product and have it delivered from BlockBar’s secure storage facility anywhere in the world, or to safely trade its NFT version within the BlockBar.com marketplace.
This partnership follows a previous sale of The Dalmore Decades No. 4 Collection, which sold out in just minutes for $137,000 in November of 2021.
Dov Falic, co-founder and CEO of BlockBar, said in a prepared statement, “Community is at the heart of the NFT world and with this drop we wanted to celebrate that. By purchasing The Dalmore 33 Year Old Vintage on BlockBar, owners will have the rare chance to attend a celebratory bottling event at a venue chosen by the community, anywhere in the world.”
Gerry Tosh, private client director for The Dalmore, said, “The Dalmore offers some of Scotland’s most rare and precious whisky stocks, remarkable in their desirability to collectors, investors, and drinkers alike and this bottle is no exception. It takes artistry to craft each bottle of The Dalmore and so it is our pleasure to invite the first 10 buyers of this special single malt to experience the home of our whisky.”
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