We’ve pretty much waited 17 (!) months for the season 8 finale of Game of Thrones to return, and the only cold comfort we can get is that, 1) it’s only 5 more weeks till we catch sight of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen and, 2) there’s a limited edition Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection (eight bottles) you can buy, or sample, while waiting. (Or buy to drink when episode one premieres on Apr 14.)
The collection is inspired by the iconic characters and the creative world of Westeros and beyond. (It follows White Walker by Johnnie Walker, a limited-edition blend inspired by those darn walkers.) The collection features eight single malts, each paired with one of the iconic Houses of Westeros, as well as the Night’s Watch, giving fans an authentic taste of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.
So House Stark is represented by Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost: Dalwhinnie is in the north and is one of the highest distilleries in Scotland. Because Winter.
House Greyjoy rules the Iron Islands and worships the Drowned God. Talisker was a natural pair for House Greyjoy as this single malt is distilled on the shores of the Isle of Skye, one of the most remote and rugged areas of Scotland.
You’re getting the picture (full list of whiskies below). You can also get a fantastic tasting flight of all eight whiskies for only $88 at Monarchy (56 Tras Street.) The bar is decked out resplendently like the Red Wedding, but the bar only has a few bottles to kill off, and we reckon there’s quite a few GoT fans out there – so walk faster.
8 Whiskies, 8 Seasons — Get the set at your nearest 1855 The Bottle Shop store or online at AsherBWS (www.asherbws.com). Suggested Retail Price: $1,188 for entire set of 8 (incl. GST)
Game of Thrones House Tyrell – Clynelish Reserve; 70cl; ABV 51.2%
Game of Thrones House Targaryen – Cardhu Gold Reserve; 70cl; ABV 40%
Game of Thrones House Baratheon – Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old*; for 70cl; ABV 40%
Game of Thrones House Tully – Singleton of Glendullan Select; 70cl; ABV 40%
Game of Thrones House Greyjoy – Talisker Select Reserve; 70cl; ABV 45.8%
Game of Thrones House Lannister – Lagavulin 9 Year Old; 70cl; ABV 46%
Game of Thrones House Stark – Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost; 70cl; ABV 43%
Game of Thrones The Night’s Watch – Oban Bay Reserve; 70cl; ABV 43%
* The Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Collection is new. Within the collection, there are seven new liquids, not including Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old, which is currently sold in Singapore.