Monday, May 27, 2019

More Game of Thrones releases from Johnnie Walker

In October of 2018, Johnnie Walker released White Walker, a special limited edition of their blended whisky, in honor of the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones. After doing a little snooping on the TTB COLA website, I found that JW isn't done with the Game of Thrones tributes. It seems they have two more special releases in the works to celebrate A Song of Ice and Fire.
First up is A Song of Ice which is a blended whisky dedicated to House Stark and is centered around malt from Clynelish from the Highlands of northern Scotland. According to the label, this 80 proof (40% Alc./Vol.) whisky's flavor profile is "green and grassy with notes of vanilla and tropical fruit."
Since we have a Song of Ice, we naturally need to have A Song of Fire. This 80 proof (40% Alc./Vol.) blended whiskey dedicated to House Targaryen is centered around peated malt from Caol Ila from the Isle of Islay. According to the label, the peated malt lends a "subtle smoke tempered by a rich, rounded sweetness. A full-bodied flavor delivers subtle red fruit, a hint of spice and sweet smoke."

Diageo and Johnnie Walker haven't posted anything about either release on their websites as far as I can tell but it shouldn't be long before we hear something. You can pretty much bet on them being released before GRRM gives us the next book in the series.

If you have any thoughts or information on these releases, I would love to hear them so leave a comment below. Until next time, Sláinte!

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