Collecting Whisky just got safer: Amber Island and Authentic Vision GmbH partner to ensure authenticity of physical bottles and their associated NFT
Published On: May 31st, 2023
Hamburg, Germany and Salzburg, Austria Amber Island, a Web3 membership community for international whisky collectors and Authentic Vision, the global leader in mobile authentication solutions, today announced their collaboration. With the help of Authentic Vision’s innovative Meta Anchor™ technology, Amber Island securely connects the physical bottles of its exclusive and limited-edition CryptoPunk #2764 x FABLE Scotch Whisky to their related NFT, ensuring the authenticity of each bottle. The partnership is a significant step forward bringing together cutting-edge technology and passion for quality.
The Meta Anchor™ technology gives products a unique, copy-proof identity and seamlessly bridges the gap between physical products and digital assets. In this use case the Meta Anchor™ provides each physical bottle of its FABLE 8-year-old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky limited Amber Island x CryptoPunk #2764 edition with a unique, copy-proof identity, and connects it to their corresponding NFT. This unique collection is the result of a ground-breaking collaboration between Amber Island, FABLE Whisky, and CryptoPunk holder #2674, uniting tradition and innovation, and is exclusively available as free mint to every holder of the NFT membership token, called Amber Island Key.
Amber Island was created by GHARAGE, the Vision Hub of leading international travel retailer and distributor Gebr. Heinemann. Its mission is to help the whisky community grow beyond its borders by making whisky collecting easier, safer, more accessible, and transparent with the Blockchain technology and turning it into an experience. The membership program offers whisky enthusiasts’ exclusive access to rare and limited releases, experiences from some of the world’s most iconic distilleries, and much more. To become a member of Amber Island, one must purchase an NFT membership token, called the Amber Island Key, which is limited to 999 pieces.
With the integration of Authentic Vision’s Meta Anchor™ technology, Amber Island members can have confidence in the authenticity and provenance of the limited edition bottles they purchase. “We’re thrilled to partner with Amber Island to bring our cutting-edge technology to their exclusive whisky membership community.”, said Authentic Vision CEO, Thomas Weiss. “Our Meta Anchor™ technology is setting a new standard to create secure and cost efficient phygital experiences. We’re excited to help Amber Island offer their members the highest level of product security and consumer engagement at the same time.”
The Amber Island team also expressed enthusiasm about the partnership. “We are thrilled to partner with Authentic Vision and leverage their innovative technology.” said Venture Lead Shenr-Jye Hon. “Trust and authenticity are paramount in both the rare whisky and NFT collecting world. With Meta Anchor™, each bottle’s unique identity is safeguarded, reassuring collectors and connoisseurs alike of the bottle’s genuine origin. By establishing an unbreakable link between the physical product and its digital representation, we deliver the highest level of integrity and trust to our esteemed members.”
About Authentic Vision:
Authentic Vision provides mobile authentication solutions designed to protect your organization’s investments in product innovation, brand value, and reputation while creating new opportunities to increase trust and engagement with consumers. The company’s vision is “To be the secure bridge connecting the digital and physical world”. Authentic Vision’s patented Meta Anchor™-technology, which consists of the Holographic Fingerprint label, mobile authentication app, and real-time analytics capabilities protect physical assets from counterfeiting and creates opportunities for brands to securely connect their digital assets to digital value in Web3 applications. The technology enables a wide range of use cases to engage with consumers through loyalty programs, incentives and future experiences. Authentic Vision’s customers include leading brands such as HDMI, Commscope, Nexans, Unicredit Bank Austria, Svendborg Brakes, Elsewedy Electric, Kanthal, ATQ and Danfoss.