We started working with [Amber Island](https://twitter.com/theamberisland) two years ago and have been building though a brutal bear market. Our crew at [Qwellcode](https://twitter.com/qwellcode) creates the tech side and teamed up with the amazing folks at [GHARAGE Vision Hub](https://www.linkedin.com/company/gharage-visionhub) which is subsidized by their parent company [Gebr Heinemann](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gebr._Heinemann), a family-owned travel retail business founded in 1879. They have massive experience and an incredible network in the physical realms which enabled us to bring Amber to the market. # Enabling secure Whisky Markets Collectors around the globe struggle to find secure ways to buy, store and trade rare whisy. Deals on forum boards and social media chat groups in Facebook for example invite scammers to sell faulty bottles (e.g. relabeled, wrong liquid, etc) to honest buyers who want to invest into these scarce assets. Amber Island provides both a community and platform that offers special whisky in direct cooperation with distilleries and brands. Physical bottles from Amber are securely stored in professional fashion while investors trade ownership certificates without friction. Owners can decide to redeem their bottle NFT for the actual physical whisky which flags the NFT onchain, changing their 3D appearance forever. ## Melting Digital and Physical Amber Island is all about melting the digital with the physical realm. Experiments like 3D printed bottles that were showcased at community events clearly demonstrate the love that the Amber team is putting into achieving this goal. We've been building through a tough bear market and believe that the high quality is going to convince both the web3 and the whisky space. [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/BknSjvKnn.jpg">](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/BknSjvKnn.jpg) After many months of execution all the real world processes have been implemented in their first form. Amber has been working close with their partners to achieve all the necessary components beyond the digital realm to facilitate real world production, storage, redemption and shipping of the first bottles. Now that the processes are in place the team can focus on scaling BD towards more drops and partnerships while pushing the boundaries on the digital side of the project. [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SyO0jvFnh.jpg"/>](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SyO0jvFnh.jpg) ## Metaverse Native Web3 Interoperability <iframe style="width:100%;display:inline-block;padding:0px 0px 5px 0px" height="420"src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oiRoeeSusdc" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> We thrieve for high degrees of NFT interoperability and integrated the whisky assets into virtual worlds via [Oncyber](https://www.oncyber.com/amberisland_gallery) and [Hyperfy](https://hyperfy.io/reneil). Collectors can curate their bottles in virtual worlds in which they can be scaled as pleased to showcase them across the Metaverse in interoperable fashion. To us at Amber it is very important to replicate the bottle designs into versatile glb assets that owners can present easy and flexible within a vast range of virtual worlds <iframe style="width:100%;display:inline-block;padding:0px 0px 5px 0px" height="420"src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nY4Du3EydJE" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> We've done tons of virtual and physical events since Amber Island was launched and have always taken good care of our community. Our roots are web3 and we're going to ensure that this ethos is being carried foward by the project over the coming years. Make sure to join [our Discord](https://discord.com/invite/uexeJn5URz) where you find tons of information and an awesome community. # 2023 Amber Bottle Drops Amber Island NFTs are [hand-crafted 3D artifacts](https://twitter.com/reneil1337/status/1646079378852311040) that stand out. For the team its very important that the digital counterparts match the physical craftmenship of the partners we work with. ## The Glenturret 30 Years Old [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/ryEbEOoha.jpg">](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/ryEbEOoha.jpg) Sold out within 7 minutes at $2700 each [the Glenturret 30 years old](https://amberisland.io/whisky-releases/TheGlenturret) is an astonishing whisky. We worked very closely with the artist [Mark Constantine Inducil](https://twitter.com/markinducil) who has created an incredible psychedelic artwork which dominates the most scarcest bottle that [Glenturret](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenturret_distillery), the oldest working distillery in Scotland, has ever released since they were founded in 1763. Only 30 of such bottles exist in the world and you can find them [on secondary](https://opensea.io/collection/amberislandbottle?search[stringTraits][0][name]=Brand&search[stringTraits][0][values][0]=The%20Glenturret) in case you want to obtain one of these ultra rare and beautiful bottles. [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/HytE4_s3T.png">](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/HytE4_s3T.png) [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/rkmvb_K3n.jpg" width="49%" style="padding-right:1%"/>](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/rkmvb_K3n.jpg)[<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/S1vPb_Khn.jpg" width="49%" style="padding-left:1%"/>](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/S1vPb_Khn.jpg) ## Fable x Amber Island Punk Whisky [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/HJNkCIyVa.png">](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/HJNkCIyVa.png) The second drop was a Cryptopunks collaboration. You can learn more about the drop in [this thread](https://twitter.com/reneil1337/status/1645777645135622150) or via the [drop page on official website](https://amberisland.io/whisky-releases/cryptopunkfable). To our knowledge this is the first punk whisky ever released and I'm glad that I've facilitated the punk side of the partnership via [CryptoPunk #2764](https://opensea.io/assets/ethereum/0xb47e3cd837ddf8e4c57f05d70ab865de6e193bbb/2764) which is just the perfect fit for an endevour like this. There are 999 bottles with the physical bottles already being redeemed in certain regions including the EU. [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/Hy1LVdi36.jpg">](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/Hy1LVdi36.jpg) Lots of bottles were already shipped to the community. You can watch me unboxing my punk whisky bottle [on Twitter](https://twitter.com/reneil1337/status/1724418883065397275) it turned out as an amazing product. ## Obtain your Key to enter the Community To access the Amber Island community and get access to all the exclusive bottle drops, the first step is to obtain an Amber Island Key. There are 999 keys for sale and the CryptoPunk whisky that we've released in Cooperation with Fable is a free claim that welcomes each community member to the Amber Island. [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/B1O9j81VT.jpg">](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/B1O9j81VT.jpg) [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SJ8bfuKhh.jpg">](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SJ8bfuKhh.jpg) # Upcoming: Kilchoman Bottle Drop Learn everything about the upcoming drop [on twitter](https://twitter.com/theamberisland/status/1762101199988252893) or on the [official website](https://amberisland.io/whisky-releases/kilchoman). It's gonna be a 11 yo 100% islay single cask that will be distributed through 111 twin bottle sets. [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/r1K4LFs2T.jpg" width="49%" style="padding-right:1%"/>](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/r1K4LFs2T.jpg)[<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/ryjV8YsnT.jpg" width="49%" style="padding-left:1%"/>](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/ryjV8YsnT.jpg) Sign up for our Masterclass with the Kilchoman CEO on March 6th at 6PM CET [right now](https://me6yphdb866.typeform.com/to/iPAp5fzz) to learn about this upcoming drop and recent news from Amber Island. ## Bringing Whisky Connoisseurs into Web3 One of our missions is to bring these ultra rare bottles not just into a small niche within web3 - we realized there are not too many whisky enthusiasts and investors in the space yet - but instead bringing existing whisky collectors and communities into the web3 space. ## Enabling Mainstream Wallet Experiences The new login systems that [we've already used for zeroone in 2023](https://hackmd.io/@reneil1337/zeroone) enable mainstream users to login with email and buy amber whisky bottles without having to own any crypto currency or Metamask account at all. If you're on Metamask, nothing will change for you. Of course we also thrieve to educate about more web3 native tools with top notch security such as hardware wallets and multisig approaches but we strongly believe that humans are way more eager to learn these things as soon as the have actual skin in the game. [<img src="https://hackmd.io/_uploads/r1M2KYjh6.jpg">](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/r1M2KYjh6.jpg) But bear in mind: Everything we do builds on top of cutting edge web3 technology. Our mission is to onboard many new folks into web3 and introduce them into web3 native community core we've been growing for years. Our team will do their best to leverage community efforts. ## Delegate Cash for secure interaction and storage Many collectors these days enjoy their [delegate cash](https://twitter.com/delegatedotxyz) setup. Having a software wallet in your pocket while keeping valuable NFTs on a hardware wallet or even in cold storage is becoming more and more common among collectors of precious nfts. For this upcoming bottle drop and those that will follow, our systems can aggregate multiple addresses into an amber inventory allowing us to validate memberships and bottles onchain. # Explore Amber Island - [Website](https://amberisland.io/) - [Twitter](https://twitter.com/theamberisland) - [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/theamberisland/) - [Discord](https://discord.com/invite/uexeJn5URz) - [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/company/86609971/)