Eight exclusive Scottish single malt whiskies were carefully selected to represent the seven Houses of Westeros and the infamous Night’s Watch. So, choose your own House and pledge your allegiance while you watch the final season of the glorious Game Of Thrones saga!
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The GOT single malt collection was announced with the launch of the special Johnny White Walker Edition which you can read all about here. Now there are eight whiskies representing seven Houses and the Night’s Watch. And this is their selection:
House Tully – The Singleton Glendullan Select
Based in Riverrun, this House rules the River Lands. Just as the Singleton is produced on the banks of the river Fiddich, which flows through the forested hills of Dufftown.
House Stark – Dalwhinnie’s Winter Frost
The powerful House of Stark and its capability to prevail in even the most dire of circumstances is largely due to the harsh climate of icy Winterfell. Dalwhinnie was chosen because it is one of the most northern distilleries in Scotland and almost as cold and desolate as Winterfell. The harsh climate makes for a typical honey-like sweetness and a spicy warmth in the Winter Frost edition. Preferably sipped chilled of course.
House Targaryen – Cardhu Gold Reserve
This single malt is an ode to steadfast and spirited women like Daenerys Targaryen, but also Helen Cumming who lead the Cardhu distillery in the 19th century as one of the first women in a world dominated by men.
House Lannister – Lagavulin 9 Years
Lagavulin is a single malt as legendary as the House of Lannister and holds as much passion for producing scotch as Lannister does for conquering the Iron Throne. The 9 Years is a tremendous whisky which easily represents the fabled richness of the House. Add a drop of water to fully enjoy all the flavours.
House Greyjoy – Talisker Select Reserve
Greyjoy rules the Iron Islands and worships the Drowned God. When you see the words ‘island’ and ‘drowned’ the choice of whisky becomes quite evidently. It’s Talisker of course, the most maritime of all whiskies, distilled on the cliffs of the Isle of Skye. Talisker is all about smoke, spice and a little bit of salt.
House Baratheon – Royal Lochnagar 12 Year
King Robert of House Baratheon rules the Seven Kingdoms from his Iron Throne and the royal connection was easily made with the Lochnagar distillery receiving its Royal status in 1848 after a visit from Queen Victoria. Therefore the 12 year old can be described as having regal flavours with delicate fruit and spice.
House Tyrell – Clynelish Reserve
Tyrell of Highgarden rules the Reach, a bountiful and fertile region in Westeros. Much like Clynelish. This golden scotch is light and floral with an underlying complexity of both Highland and maritime flavours.
The Night’s Watch – Oban Bay Reserve
The Oban distillery lies under a high cliff overlooking the bay at the border of the Western Highlands and the Isles of Scotland, just like Castle Black is guarding the border between Westeros and the lands beyond the Wall. The Oban has an unusually balanced richness with lots of wood and a dry finish. It’s probably standard ration of the Night’s Watch… well, it should be.