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Fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ rejoice! Whisky is coming this winter

While fans have to wait to witness the final battle in the “Game of Thrones” until sometime in 2019, but they can drown their sorrows with some scotch whiskeys. Confused?

Famed scotch maker Johnnie Walker is launching single malt scotch whisky collection inspired by the villainous White Walkers of HBO’s hit series.

The limited-edition collection is inspired by the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where the saga takes place and the prominent families in the TV series.

Liquor giant Diageo revealed a special Johnnie Walker Blended Scotch Whisky called ‘The White Walker’ by Johnnie Walker (USD 36) and a collection of single malt scotches, coming in November.

A 30-second promotional video from Johnnie Walker for the new White Walker by Johnnie Walker scotch blend, inspired by the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series is out now. Watch here.

The White Walker, a blend from two single malt scotches from Cardhu and Clynelish distilleries in Northern Scotland, is meant to be served cold.

Northern Scotland faces “fierce and long winters, which then impacts the liquid that went into the White Walker,” said Dan Sanborn, senior vice president of culture and partnerships at Diageo.

Each of the eight Game of Thrones single malt whiskeys is crafted by a different Diageo-owned Scottish distiller; seven are inspired by the family Houses of Westeros and another by the Night’s Watch (prices range from USD 29.99 to USD 64.99).

Among the single malts, due to be released this fall, is this House Targaryen Cardhu Gold Reserve, suggested price of USD 39.99. The House Targaryen scotch (USD 39.99), which promises hints of clove and red apple, was made by the Cardhu Distillery.

Other single malts in the collection include the House Lannister scotch (USD 64.99), a 9-year-aged scotch from Lagavulin, and the House Stark Winter’s Frost scotch from Dalwhinnie (USD 39.99), one of the highest-situated.

While beer and wine have played prominent roles in the series, but scotch and whiskey have not been served at the forefront in the tales.


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