NFT Bottle Creation
Jun 22, 2022
Owners of an Australian Agave Project NFT have received their very own piece of art – a bespoke hand-blown recycled glass decanter made exclusively by leading Australian designer Mark Douglass.
Taking inspiration from the shaved pina of an agave and the azure waters of the Whitsundays, the elegant bottles are individually numbered, signed and encompassed in a lux velvet insert box.
The bottles - available only to NFT holders – are filled with 100% Australian Agave Anejo. Matured at Top Shelf International’s barrel houses in Melbourne’s outer north for two years, it is the first spirit released by the Australian Agave Project from plants harvested in north Queensland.
TSI CEO Drew Fairchild said the bespoke bottles are one of the many benefits NFT holders will receive over the next 18 months.
“No other spirits company in the world is connecting technology, bespoke distillation and cutting-edge plant-to-bottle production in this way.”
“We’ve already hosted NFT holders at our Australian Agave Spirit Farm and will continue to provide them with unique experiences as we deliver a new category of spirits to the world.
“This exclusive experience also provides a rare chance to be a part of history and participate in a pioneering agricultural project.
“The Australian Agave NFT is the first demonstration of how technology will play an increasingly important role in TSI’s ambition to connect consumers with our portfolio of premium Australian spirit brands in exciting ways.”
“To get the chance to work with a master glassmaker and artist of Mark’s standard is something we just couldn’t pass up.
“His work speaks for itself, and he has truly captured the essence of the Australian Agave Project in this beautiful bottle.”
Douglass said the opportunity to work on an exclusive project like this was exciting.
“To collaborate and create this one-off design piece that is connected to this pioneering agricultural project and the uniqueness of the NFT program was an offer I couldn’t refuse,” he said.
“After learning more about the project I knew I wanted to create a piece that represented both the plant and the location – having an agave farm on the doorstep of the Whitsundays is just magical and that is where the idea for the colour of the glass came from.
“I hope this is a bottle that people can admire long after the delicious spirit is drunk from it.”