Global brand Buffalo Trace has announced the release of the distillery’s only vintage bourbon, OFC Bourbon Whiskey. Distilled in 1982, the expression will be the first bourbon released in a colossal six-liter bottle and sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) on BlockBar.com.
The five bottles in this very limited release are among 2,022 bottles that Buffalo Trace Distillery has committed to offering in 2022 and will be auctioned off in a five-day event starting Monday, March 14 in conjunction with the platform. NFT BlockBar.
This is BlockBar’s first-ever auction and the first bourbon sold on its platform.
Proceeds from each of the final winning bids will benefit the following charities:
- World Central Kitchen – a non-profit organization that is first on the front lines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises, currently supporting thousands of refugees in and around Ukraine
- The James Beard Foundation – through its Open for Good campaign, the Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, build back better and thrive in the long term
- Elton John Aids Foundation – a global HIV charity that funds frontline partners to prevent new cases of HIV, fight stigma and provide care for those affected
- The Art of Elysium – an artists’ organization founded on the idea that through service, art becomes a catalyst for social change
261 Fearless – a global non-profit women’s running organization dedicated to encouraging and uniting women through running
“We have been inspired by what our charity partners have done to help communities around the world and are proud to help further their missions through the release of our exclusive OFC Vintage 1982 NFTs,” said Sara Saunders, Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Vice President of Marketing. “We are thrilled to bring our rich history and philanthropic efforts to the forefront of today’s technology and we couldn’t ask for a better ally than BlockBar to help us get there,” he said. she continued.
Each of the five NFTs will represent an authentic six-liter bottle of OFC Vintage 1982, available for redemption by December 31, 2022. Once redeemed, the NFT holder will also unlock a personal invite to Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY for a VIP private tour experience that includes exclusive tastings of whiskeys from its rarest and most sought-after private collection, including select previous vintages from the OFC collection.
“Buffalo Trace Distillery is world renowned and we are honored to launch our first bourbon on Blockbar.com with five of their most coveted bottles,” comments Dov Falic, co-founder and CEO of BlockBar. “The partnership marks our first live auction and to mark this milestone, we’re thrilled to donate proceeds from this drop to support Buffalo Trace’s chosen nonprofits.”
Like its predecessors in the OFC line, the Vintage 1982 will be presented in an elegant hand-cut crystal bottle with inlaid copper lettering custom-created for the brand, but “oversized” in a six-litre bottle. A bottle of this magnitude has rarely been seen on the whiskey market. At six liters, this bottle is nine times larger than a typical whiskey bottle and holds over a gallon of whiskey, standing 2 feet tall and weighing 22.5 pounds with liquid inside.
To bid with ETH, you must have the funds in your wallet and be logged into BlockBar. AT [10:00] AM EST, all winning bidders have two hours to submit full balance; payment will be accepted via Eth or fiat. Full terms and conditions are available on BlockBar.com.
Auctions planning to use wire transfer must pre-approve funds by going to BlockBar.com, selecting your payment method under the profile icon in the top right of the screen, and clicking on payment methods. payment, then selecting “verify funds” for pre-approval.
When purchasing the NFT, the cryptographic version will be held securely by BlockBar.com, with a record of authenticity kept on the blockchain as a digital certificate of ownership. The buyer can choose to redeem the physical product and have it delivered from BlockBar’s secure storage facility, securely redeem their NFT version on the BlockBar.com marketplace, keep it in their virtual bar, or to offer NFT via BlockBar’s new giveaway platform.
For more information, visit buffalotracedistillery.com and blockbar.com