Winter Is Coming — and It’s Bringing an Official 'Game of Thrones' Whisky With It (Video)
Winter is coming. And this year it’s bringing whisky.
Fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” have been patiently awaiting the arrival of the final season of the acclaimed series. And though the show still doesn’t have an exact release date, it did pair up with Johnnie Walker to introduce a brand new “Game of Thrones”-inspired Scotch Whisky to help ease fan’s nerves while they wait it out one last winter.
White Walker by Johnnie Walker, as it’s cleverly named, was designed to evoke the icy world of the show’s undead army from the Frozen North, a press release said. Best served straight out of the freezer, the bottom of the bottle contains a secret message for fans when it’s chilled to a level only White Walkers can embrace.
The flavor of this frozen Scotch was also designed to embrace the chill of the North by using single malts from Cardhu and Clynelish, one of Scotland’s most northern distilleries. “Whiskies from Clynelish have endured long, Scottish winters, not dissimilar to the long periods endured by the Night’s Watch who have ventured north of the wall,” whisky specialist and creator of White Walker said. “It was the perfect place to start when creating this unique whisky.”
The limited blend, which starts around $29.99, is now available at liquor stores and airports around the world. If you get your frozen hands on a bottle, Johnnie Walker has created some “Game of Thrones” inspired cocktails, like the White Walker Old Fashioned, to really prep for the winter.
If a drink isn’t enough to hold you over, you could always escape to one of the incredible filming locations around the world, or start planning a future trip to some of the original sets slated to become behind-the-scenes tourists attractions.