Scotland’s revered online whisky platform “The Whisky Barrel” has announced the launch of its latest single barrel scotch whisky paired with its own Digital Provenance Certificate (NFT). While applying blockchain technology to 279 bottles of a single cask of peated Scotch, collectors can mitigate the risk of purchasing counterfeit whisky.
How Scotch Whisky Found The Blockchain
Ran by brothers Chris & Alastair Brown, the two have recognized the massive growth between the digital and physical. Each of the 279 bottles features a distinctive QR code that ties to its corresponding Digital Provenance Certificate. This token provides digital proof of ownership and the provenance of each bottle.
As a result, each NFT associated with the 6-year-old whisky can securely transmit essential product information on a public ledger. Thus, alleviating most if not all doubts if you are purchasing the authentic bottle. In addition to alleviating buyer stress, Alastair Brown commented on their willingness to accept the technology around NFTs, expressing its many benefits.
“The positive response from customers who purchased our first release, a Glen Moray 30-Year-Old, has emphasized the benefit that this technology brings to rare Scotch whisky. Each bottle features a layer of provenance that’s unrivaled in the Scotch whisky industry.” Alastair Brown
Whisky Barrel Goes SOL
Each Digital Provenance Certificate will live on the Solana blockchain platform. Chosen for its carbon-neutral & low-energy consumption Whiskey Barrel saw Solana as a perfect fit. In addition, owners of these bottles are given membership to The Whisky Barrel Scotch Club hosted by Solsea. The Annandale 6-Year-Old marks the second release from The Whisky Barrel’s 15th Anniversary Portfolio Series. Which will conclude with the bottling of a 50-year-old single cask whisky.