The Glenrothes has unveiled a 36-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky with an interactive NFT artwork that unlocks real-life experiences across the globe.
The Glenrothes 36 Year Old 1978 Single Cask #3631 was drawn from a sherry-seasoned hogshead cask. Limited to just 168 bottles, it’s a truly unique whisky that will never be replicated.
“This individual cask was identified years ago as something special. When it reached 36 years, the liquid was considered optimal in terms of its maturation and flavor development,” said Laura Rampling, master whisky maker for The Glenrothes. “This wonderful liquid has all the typical fruity character of The Glenrothes as well as notes of fresh almonds which are often apparent in our older editions. There is also a unique fragrance to it, including hints of rose oil and gentle spice, which are a product of its aging in this particular cask.”
To go along with the golden 36-year-old nectar, New York artist Maddie Dai has created a custom artwork that gives collectors a chance to go beyond the physical bottle and delve into the whisky’s heritage virtually and experientially. The design blends the distillery’s home in Rothes, Scotland with New York City.
Upon purchasing the whisky, collectors will receive Dai’s black and white sketch as a non-fungible token (NFT), which will be safely stored on the Solana blockchain. Additionally, the NFT unlocks exclusive experiences across the globe, though details on those remain scarce.
“The Glenrothes is a hidden gem among single malt Scotch whiskies, one with a storied background, prized by those who care to look beyond the norm and understand the rewards that can follow,” said Gregory Cozzolino, marketing director of Breakthrough Brands at Edrington.
The Glenrothes 36 Year Old 1978 Single Cask #3631 is available at select fine spirits retailers across the US as well as ReserveBar for $3,900.
In October 2020, The Glenrothes unveiled its oldest whisky, a 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch.