LitePaper Project U#1972KV Drop
A mixture of unique spirits and beautiful art generates project U#1972KV.
This project features a rare Karuizawa bottle from 1972 aged 39 years and 78 incredible art pieces from Mexican artist Karmele Rodríguez. These 78 art pieces will be launched as NFTs on the Polygon main net. Each one of them will have legal rights over the physical bottle and the final NFT art piece, which will feature the 78 initial NFTs.
The collection will be minted on the official CoCo B.C. web page https://thecoco.club. Each one will have a price of 500USD, which can be paid on Matics (the native token of Polygon) or on USDC (stablecoin paired with the USD).
Each NFT represents 1/78 of the bottle and the final NFT art piece, meaning that the bottle and final NFT art will be kept safe by Collection Collective LTD until someone collects all the NFTs and makes the exchange for both items (physical bottle and NFT art piece). The bottle is safely stored in-bond at LCB Hillington in Glasgow, Scotland. The final NFT art, which is minted by the artist, is safely kept in Collection Collective LDT's “Wallet Vault”
The process for exchanging the collection for the physical bottle and NFT art piece will be held on the official minting site it will only be active once a collector gathers all the 78 NFTs, and is an on-chain process, meaning that we are not able to modify the way it works or bypass it.
We have encountered the possibility that a wallet holding one of the NFTs can be lost, making it impossible to gather the whole collection and make the exchange. So we have created a “Rules Game” document that elaborates on how the “Active No Rule” applies and how to use it. This process is also on-chain, meaning that we are not able to modify how it works or bypass it.
Polygon Blockchain 1.- It lets us make a gamification collection, due to the low fees. 2.- It is an EVM (Ethereum virtual machine) so we can if needed in the future adapt or evolve into other EVMs or into the main net. 3.- It has the security we need for the development of our project, as it is backed up by real assets. 4.- It has the market size that we need for us to be successful.
Smart contract audit 1.- Solidity finance (https://solidity.finance). 2.- Specific audit for this project (https://solidity.finance/audits/CoCoBottleExchange/).
We will use the ERC721 NFT standard.
Karmele, a Mexican artist, was born in Mexico City in 1988. Restorer of works of art by profession and passionate about painting since she was a child, she has undergone several fine arts and cultural management studies both in Mexico City and Madrid. Her curiosity about life, and her internal questions about human behavior have led her to carry out studies on art therapy with the aim of recognizing and rediscovering herself, and thus, reinventing herself through her painting.
She has participated in group exhibitions such as “Ecos Peregrinos” (2018), “Reflejos de Taller” (2019), and “Talla Condesa Exhibition and Painting Contest” (2019), in which she gained second place with her work “Reflejos de Silencio.” In 2015, she started her personal project ‘Eskuila,’ a clothing brand with hand-painted items by the artist, having her first solo exhibition of her artistic work for the brand in 2017, “The color of Eskuila.” This project was a fundamental axis in Karmele’s artistic career and a springboard to redirect her life toward the production of art rather than towards the preservation of cultural heritage.
Inspiration for this project
The design of this NFT collection is inspired by the subtlety of Japanese art. Through minimalist but significant designs, the essence of Japanese culture and its traditions are mixed with the delicacy of its strokes, its solid but subtle colors, and its free -- but -- bold brushstrokes. This makes for the perfect balance with the whiteness and delicacy of its Washi. Through its fibers, history, effort and tradition are intertwined.
Within the simplicity of the designs, I decided to highlight only the mouth, as the organ of perception, with which you taste and enjoy this liquid full of history and tradition.
Like Karuizawa, many of the legends and characters in the stories and tales no longer exist today. However, their essence and tradition are still alive.
What is the concept?
The main concept of the art is inspired by the Chanoyu Ceremony or tea ceremony which refers to one of the most significant and deeply rooted traditions in Japanese culture. The pretext of meeting and worship is the precious liquid or tea. In this case, we migrate the experience to the Karuizawa, as a concoction that causes the meeting and liturgy of this experience. During these types of ceremonies, four fundamental principles are followed. They have served as an inspiration to create these scenes, the compendium or final work.
- Wa (harmony): The composition and colors of Japanese culture.
- Kei (respect): The interaction between subjects of mystical and earthly nature, ideologies, classes, and genders, as well as coexistence with and respect for nature.
- Sei (purity): Basic element of Japanese art, purity, simplicity, and delicacy.
- Jakul (tranquility): The final concept is properly balanced, calm, and harmonious.
This results in a work, where the Karuizawa ceremony is not only an experience but an inclusive ritual around a unique drink of its kind.
Technical info: Distillery: Karuizawa Country of origin: Japan Vintage: 1972 Bottled in the year: 2011 Aged: 39 years Worldwide: 1 of 523 Cask No.: 7038 Cask Type: Ex-Sherry Alcohol: 63.3% Size: 700ml
What to expect from this bottle?:
Website: Hedonism - Nose: Notes of coconut, raisins, rubber, caramel, vanilla, and mixed grains. - Palate: Dominated by spices in sherry, with a tendency towards petroleum and rubber. - Finish: Long and spicy, before it turns down to a sweet vanilla and oaky aftertaste.
Website: Keypingers Blog - Nose: Leather dominates! In addition, there are nut and cereal flavors, brittle, caramel, a few fruity flavors, and a stronger salty spice. Slightly smoky underlaid and actually, relatively untypical compared to the darker Karu's. Soft lime juice and wet cardboard come in addition. - Palate: Wow ... full, fat, spicy, and very peppery with chili, orange pepper, and China grass. Sweet, more and more assertive honey character. Oak wood. Herbs and, here, too a little fruit. However, packed together, it results in a very ingenious combination and taste - TOP! - Finish: Long _ sweet and still powerful. Honey, vanilla, salt, white pepper, some leather, and cardboard, as well as caramelized sugar. Polarizing with a lot of spice until the end!
By Charles MacLean:
The temperate climate and rich volcanic soils at the foot of Mount Asama attracted wine-makers, including, during the 1920s, a company named Daikoku-budoshu. Although its main business was wine, Daikoku also had a small whisky distillery in Yamanashi Prefecture and began to release a blended whisky named Ocean in 1946 – one of the first Japanese whiskies to be released after the Second World War - first aimed at American G.I.s posted in Japan, but soon fashionable among the local business communities.
Ocean sold well; whisky was becoming increasingly popular in Japan at that time, and by the mid-1950s Daikoku decided to convert one of their wineries at Karuizawa into a malt whisky distillery - Japan’s smallest – in order to supply the company’s blends. It opened in 1956.
In 1962 Daikoku was absorbed by what became the Mercian Corporation, producers of the popular Chateau Mercian wine, while the distillery continued supplying malt for Japanese blends until 1976, when small amounts were released as single malt, although very little was exported.
Japan enjoyed a significant economic boom during the 1970s, but this faltered during the 1980s and collapsed during the 1990s. Japanese whisky distilleries began to close, and this was the fate of Karuizawa in 2001. Five years later the Mercian Corporation was taken over by the giant brewing company, Kirin – founded by Thomas Blake Glover - but they did not bring Karuizawa back to life, and refused to sell it. The distilling license was cancelled and in 2016 the distillery was demolished and the site sold for redevelopment.
After several years of negotiation, in 2011 the remaining stock of 364 casks was bought by Number One Drinks Company, based in Norfolk, England. Since then, they have gradually been bottled and sold – many achieving phenomenal prices at auction – until now only two casks are left.
If there is one important takeaway for readers it should be that Collection Collective LTD is developing new class assets for people to collect, and enjoy so that the can learn more about the hard-to-access luxury world. We invite all of you out there to become part of our community!