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Rare 72-year old Glen Grant whisky with NFT attached smashes previous auction world record

23/05/2022
A rare 72-year old Glen Grant whisky has smashed the previous auction world record

IN WHAT proved to be one of the greatest spectacles of any whisky auction in 2022, a single bottle of Gordon & MacPhail’s Glen Grant 72 year old whisky alongside a single one-off NFT artwork and its original has been sold at auction by Bonham’s today for a record $937,500 including buyer’s premium 

This represents more than double the price a bottle of this same rare whisky sold for in February 2021, and firmly establishes its reputation as one of the greatest Scotch single malts of all time.

The Gordon & MacPhail’s Glen Grant 72yr old is one of the greatest and most historically significant whiskies ever produced and a only a handful of bottles exist. 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 accompanying NFT artwork “Year of the Dram 1948” was commissioned from 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.

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“A bottle of this incredibly rare whisky reached a world record price for this category at one of our auctions just over a year ago. With the one-off NFT attached, making it even more unique and collectible, we weren’t surprised to set a new world record price for this exceptional whisky”, said Daniel Lam, Director of Fine Wines and Spirits at Bonham’s Hong Kong.

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.

Recorded in the Top#5 Oldest Whiskies globally, this remarkable 1948 cask was named the World’s Finest Single Cask and “Scottish Single Malt Whisky of the Year – 2022”. 

Bob McNab, Managing Director of Premier Whisky, commented: “We knew from day one that we had picked a great whisky. Leading the team of experts choosing the cask, Charles MacLean could not have been more fulsome in its praise, so we are especially grateful to our friends at Gordon & MacPhail, the expert creators and custodians of this special cask all these years. It only remained for us to give it the Premier Whisky star treatment commensurate with its quality and prestige—and of course, its inherent value.”

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