An NFT In Collaboration With Illustrator Maddie Dai
To additional improve the expertise of The Glenrothes 36 12 months Previous Single Cask Scotch whisky, the bottle comes with an unique NFT illustration by Maddie Dai. Maddie Dai’s black and white etch – which pays homage to the long-lasting New Yorker model – transforms by way of surprising moments the place Scotland and New York come to life. A once-static picture will shock whisky lovers with delicate actions that reveal particular parts present in Maddie’s artwork. Moreover, Maddie’s monochrome sketch can be enhanced by way of strokes of colour highlighting each the whisky and the 2 worlds that impressed its creation.
“The Glenrothes is a hidden gem amongst single malt Scotch whiskies, one with a storied background, prized by those that care to look past the norm and perceive the rewards that may comply with,” stated Gregory Cozzolino, Advertising Director of Breakthrough Manufacturers at Edrington. “This launch embodies the ethos of what it means to discover past what is predicted and cherish a deeper perspective, by beginning with a posh, superbly balanced whisky, then inviting exploration of a much bigger world that bridges The Glenrothes and New York Metropolis by way of the vessel of an NFT that our revolutionary founders undoubtedly would have embraced.”
The Glenrothes NFT will stay on the forward-thinking Solana, one of the vital sustainable blockchains out there. The NFT expertise not solely compliments the worth of the restricted 36-year-old bottle of whisky, however gives a novel alternative for purchasers to delve deeper into the story of The Glenrothes distillery. To additional be immersed in The Glenrothes world, homeowners of the NFT may also have the chance to attend uncommon and unique real-life experiences in New York Metropolis and throughout the globe, together with the potential to tour the distillery – which historically has been closed to guests.
The Glenrothes 36 Tasting Notes
I’m very accustomed to The Glenrothes portfolio — in actual fact, the 18 12 months Previous expression is a staple on my bar cart. However, truthfully, what are you able to say concerning the 36 12 months Previous? It’s a bit onerous to explain a whisky as fascinating as this however I’ll actually attempt.
Beginning with the aroma. As you may anticipate from The Glenrothes, your senses are greeted first with a fruity character. Ripe peaches are fairly current with further hints of candied peel, candy floor ginger, recent almonds, and a touch of rose oil perfume. That fruity character continues as you style the whisky — tropical fruits and orange zest is balanced in opposition to a delicate vanilla sweetness, mild oak, and mild spice. The end is richly candy because the fruit notes persist and stay gently aromatic.
One very fascinating factor to notice — at the least from my palate — is that though The Glenrothes 36 is 41.4% alcohol by quantity (ABV), the preliminary aroma in addition to the chew and snap it possesses on the primary sip undoubtedly suggests the next, nearly overproof, energy. I needed to do a double-take of the bottle be sure that we weren’t, in actual fact, ingesting some overproof stuff. Removed from taking away from the expertise and delight, this sensation invited me to savor the whisky in my mouth longer, as one may with a cask energy expression.
The place To Purchase & Value
The Glenrothes 36 12 months Previous 1978 Single Cask #3631 has an prompt retail worth of $3,600 and is obtainable at choose wonderful spirits retailers throughout the U.S. and on-line solely by way of ReserveBar.com.
Picture Report From The Launch Occasion
The Glenrothes 36 12 months Previous Single Cask launch occasion came about on the Inn at Irving Place within the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. Visitors have been handled not solely to a tasting of the brand new launch, but additionally two signature cocktails in addition to different expressions from The Glenrothes portfolio. After the discharge and tasting, company moved to the backyard earlier than being ushered again into the Inn’s widespread space for stay jazz and savory hors d’ouevres.
Images by Amy Anaiz.