Cardano NFT: Whiskees – The Cryptonomist

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Cardano NFT: Whiskees – The Cryptonomist

This week’s guest on the Cardano NFT column is a project that will be launching a pool of 10,000 NFTs representing crowd-funded whiskey casks for fractional ownership: Whiskeys.

The previous guest was a cross-media, cross-chain Metaverse that aims to become the world’s first Enlightenment Simulator.

This initiative is a reference point for NFTs on Cardano and every week or two we’ll invite someone to answer and give us some questions an update directly from the Cardano community.

Considering that many of our readers are new to the crypto space, we will have a mix of simple and technical questions.

Cardano NFT Project: Whiskees

Cardano NFT project Whiskees leverages the value of whiskey casks

Hey, nice to have you here. Please introduce your team, where are you from, what are your backgrounds?

The Whiskees NFT team is a small and dedicated one group of three Cardano advocates living in the US and Europe which has been around since the HODL days of 2018.

We are whiskey lovers, entrepreneurs, designers and developers and worked on some notable Cardano NFT projects and tools such as Water farmers and NMKR. Our vision is to bring real use cases to Cardano NFTs and we believe and are excited for the advantages and uniqueness Whiskees NFTs can provide to the Cardano community!

What are Whiskeys? How do you use NFT technology and why did you choose the Cardano blockchain?

Whiskees NFTs are a realistic fun and unique hand-drawn collection of 10,000 Cardano blockchain-based artwork NFTs. The artwork is inspired by a love and passion for all types of aged whiskies, whiskies, or as we prefer… Whiskeys and represent the many differences in locations, people and ways to enjoy a glass or bottle.

However, Whiskees NFTs go beyond just amazing works of art, as does every Whiskees NFT represents crowd-funded partial ownership in aging, and appreciating, whiskey casks. It offers real utility for Whiskees NFT owners for a highly desirable and unique asset and provide the opportunity for returns on future whiskey cask sales paid directly back to Whiskees NFT owners.

Each Whiskeys NFT is:

  • 50% unique digital art.
  • 50% crowd-funded partial ownership in aging, and appreciating, whiskey casks.
cardano nft Whiskeys
Example of a 1% Top Tier Whiskeys NFT

Cardano is the perfect blockchain to launch our NFT collection as we firmly believe in the vision, mission and core values ​​of the blockchain and the decentralization it pioneers and brings to the world of cryptocurrency.

In addition, it has a vibrant and growing NFT community with a bright future that we are excited to be a part of and add to. Other blockchains can’t really say the same, especially in this bear market.

What are the benefits of connecting NFTs to something tangible in the real world like whiskey barrels? Where do you think most of the utility lies?

NFTs have so much potential for connection to the real world which we are only now figuring out and knocking on. It started with a cool way to digitize art ownership with IP rights and grew here and there across all blockchains by a few big visionaries. Some cool use cases that we liked that started appearing are things like using NFTs as unique club membership, yield increase on DEX farming, play-to-earn gamesor as ways to stake and earn project tokens that can be used for brand purchases.

We take these ideas above one step further and really link NFTs to an actual item using whiskey barrels. This is the perfect connection in our opinion, as whiskey cask ownership can be quite difficult to come by with a high cost barrier to entry plus storage concerns. Using NFTs and crowdfunding partial ownership we can get people exposure to something that would have been out of reach for many before.

Whiskey was, and still is, an ever-growing business with no signs of slowing down in global demand anytime soon as an aged spirit with limited supply. It is a uncorrelated asset to traditional markets and performs well in both bull and bear markets. Looking at the first half of 2022 bear market alone, things like the stock markets (-20%), Bitcoin (-60%), bonds (-12%) and even gold (-2%) were all down, but whiskey is growing (+8.5%)! This is a steady, reliable and REAL rate of return compared to almost everything else.

Getting exposure to something like this through an NFT is quite different and exciting!

whiskeys nft data
Whiskey led to a stronger asset during this bear market

Tell us about the future of Whiskees, where do you see the project in 1 year? How about 5 years?

The team is in this one for the long haul whiskey is a patient and long game in itself. The longer whiskey ages in casks, the more valuable it becomes. The aging process inside the wooden barrel creates rarity, deepens flavor profilesand also limits the supply of what is available at different distilleries for consumers to buy at once depending on when the whiskey is bottled from the cask.

Our first year focus will be on building our community and minting the NFTs and then also acquiring the whiskey barrels using 50% of the funds from the NFT coin sale. The whiskey casks to be purchased will be either Irish or Scotch Whiskey from a variety of distilleries with the most whiskey casks filled in their first year of the aging process. The Whiskeys NFT team has partnered with whiskey experts to source the finest and rarest Irish and Scotch whiskey casks available to the mint. offers the greatest benefit and value to Whiskees NFTs holders.

Whiskey barrel selections will be made with planned holding periods of 3, 5 and 10 years and whiskey casks will be optimally selected to match these time points.

During the holding period the whiskey casks will continue to age, untouched and unsold, in government-bonded and insured warehouses to meet the minimum of three years per Irish and Scottish aging requirements.

After 3 years of aging 1/3 of the whiskey barrels kept will be voted on-chain by Whiskees NFTs holders to determine what happens to these barrels (DAO style).

The voting options are:

  • Keep – vote again in 1 year on 1/3 of the barrels
  • Sell – distribute profits back to NFT owners
  • Bottle – distributed to NFT owners

The majority vote of the NFT holder will determine the way forward for these whiskey casks. As an NFT owner, you can help decide!

This process repeats at the 5 years (next 1/3 of the barrels) and 10 years (last 1/3 of the barrels) mark until all barrels are sold or bottled.

We believe the future is very bright for Whiskees NFTs owners and is work on other partnerships and utility between the 3, 5 and 10-year time points to further increase the utility of the NFTs.

Kindly thank you for your time. Any closing comments? Where can people learn more about Whiskees?

We are really excited about brings some real utility to Cardano NFTs and would recommend following and following us on our various social media channels Bits of paper on learn a little more about the project.

We are looking for mint over the coming months and hope you will be there with us!

Link with us on us Website, Twitter, Disagreement.

All links can be found on Link tree.

Cheers Everyone!

Disclaimer: The opinions and views of the people interviewed are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Cardano Foundation or IOG. Additionally, this content is for educational purposes, it does not constitute financial advice.


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