A 72 Year Old Glen Grant, one of the oldest whiskies ever produced, will be auctioned by Bonham's along with an NFT artwork on May 20

The Glen Grant 1948 was named the Best Cask in the World in the 2022 Whisky Bible.

Master of the Quaich Charles Maclean MBE has said of it, “I can honestly say this is one of the finest malts it has been my pleasure to taste in 40 years of professional exploration. It is outstanding—rarely, if ever, have I been able to write so fulsome a testimonial.”

Now Bonham’s in Hong Kong is offering the rare opportunity to buy a bottle of the Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 72 Year Old when it goes under the hammer on May 20.

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Bonham’s First Ever Whisky NFT by Harry Harrison titled Year of the Dram 2022
Above Bonham’s First Ever Whisky NFT by Harry Harrison titled Year of the Dram 2022 (Photo: Bonham's)

Not only will the successful bidder take home this outstanding single malt, one of just 290 bottles of the 72 Year Old, which was also named World’s Finest Single Cask and Scottish Single Malt Whisky of the Year – 2022, but it is accompanied by a one-off NFT artwork and its original, titled ‘Year of the Dram 2022’ created by political cartoonist Harry Harrison that celebrates Hong Kong and whisky in 1948.

The NFT that accompanies the whisky is the first project of Meta Malts, a Hong Kong company that aims to “bring the realm of investment in fine and rare whisky to a wider audience through tokenisation” according to its founder, Nicholas Breton.

Presented in a hand-cut crystal decanter, this rare whisky and accompanying NFT is estimated at HK$700,000-HK$900,000 and is expected to set a new world record price. The auction will take place at Bonham's in Hong Kong on May 20, 2022 and also features other coveted whisky collectibles including the Yamazaki 50 Year Old, with an estimate of HK$3,500,000-HK$5,000,000.

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