New record for Gordon & MacPhail’s Glen Grant


The rare and collectible 72-Year Old Gordon & MacPhail’s Glen Grant, together with a one-off NFT artwork by celebrated political cartoonist Harry Harrison has sold for a record $937,500 at auction by Bonhams – more than double the price a bottle of this same rare whisky sold for in February 2021.

The accompanying NFT artwork “Year of the Dram 1948” was commissioned from celebrated South China Morning Post artist Harry Harrison to commemorate the year the whisky was born. It also marks the first time Harrison’s work has been minted as an NFT.

“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.

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

Premier Whisky’s Gordon & MacPhail 72 year old is the oldest Glen Grant whisky ever released to be released to the market. “We knew from day one that we had picked a great whisky” said Bob McNab, Managing Director of Premier Whisky. “Leading the team of experts choosing the cask, CharlesMacLean 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”.

The NFT minted alongside this rare bottle 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.