It’s always a pleasure to find beautiful things around bitcoin (BTC). Designers and artisans all over the world are full of imagination to create amazing things. To celebrate bitcoin’s birthday in El Salvador, the Ventura family distilled a very special whiskey. Of course, it was President Nayib Bukele who received the first bottle.
Recently the jeweler Jacob and co presented its Bitcoin watch during the Geneva Days Watch. Limited edition and overpriced, not accessible to everyone, fortunately other collectibles or commemoratives are within our reach.
In the east of El Salvador, in the department of Morazan, little Antonio Ventura (born in 1950) likes to watch the distillation of alcohol. He notices and thinks that one day he will make his own whiskey too. What he did at the age of 31: on September 20, 1980, he opened his own distillery on a small farm in town with the evocative name “Delicias de Concepción”.
Five years later, the distillery had to be closed due to the civil war. The Ventura family chooses to leave, but Papa Ventura plans to return. It was made in 1996. But bad luck continued and a fire destroyed the distillery in 2012. Antonio did not allow himself to be demolished and rebuilt. He died in 2019 and left the family legacy to his children. They honor it and the distillery always offers high quality whisky.
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The first bottle was sold at auction for $100 in thirty minutes. It is not known if it was sold in bitcoins, but it is a possible option. Other bottles are $65. We still have bad news: the Ventura does not sail outside of El Salvador… Certainly everything invites us to go to this country. To celebrate the National Day on September 15, which almost coincides with the anniversary of Bitcoin in El Salvador (September 7), President Nayib Bukele received his numbered copy.
The Ventura Distillery website.
We can understand if you are disappointed, like me, not to be able to this wonderful bottle of Bitcoin whiskey as an anniversary. In France, we are lucky to have very good wines and BTC Wine will undoubtedly be able to console you. This company has been offering very fine wines since 2017 and accepts payments in Ethereum, Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, DAI and USDC. The bottles are beautiful and come with their NFT.