Johnnie Walker releases Game of Thrones-inspired whisky
Scotch whisky producer, Johnnie Walker, has teamed up with American television network, HBO, to release a limited edition batch inspired by the television program Game of Thrones.
Labelled White Walker by Johnnie Walker, the whisky has been created by a small team of expert blenders lead by specialist George Harper.
With the Night King and his army for white walkers in mind, the Scotch has been designed to be served chilled, directly from the freezer.
Featuring single malts from Scottish distilleries, Cardhu and Clynelish, the whisky includes notes of caramelised sugar and vanilla, together with red berries and orchard fruit.
Harper says, "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 - so it was the perfect place to start when creating this unique whisky.”
In keeping with the theme, each bottle features Johnnie Walker's striding man logo refashioned with icy blue eyes and armour.
In addition, once frozen temperature-sensitive ink technology will reveal to users and drinkers the message 'Winter is Here' on the bottle.
“We knew there was fan appetite for a Game of Thrones whisky and once we saw the vision from Johnnie Walker for a way to collaborate we knew the idea was perfect and the time was now,” said Jeff Peters, Vice President, Licensing & Retail at HBO
"From the beginning, they understood that we wanted to create something special, and they’ve accomplished that with White Walker by Johnnie Walker.
"We’re confident fans will enjoy sipping this delicious whisky as they wait for season eight and beyond."
White Walker by Johnnie Walker will be available from late November until supplies last with an AU RRP: $65 for 700ml (41.7% ABV).
For more information on White Walker by Johnnie Walker, please visit johnniewalker.com.