Diageo and HBO have partnered up to bring us perhaps one of the greatest collaborations known to man; Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Game of Thrones. The collaboration was born to celebrate the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones.
The collection features seven Scotch Whiskies, six of which have been paired up with the iconic Houses of Westeros and the seventh belonging to the Night’s Watch, with the aim of giving fans a truly authentic taste of the Seven Kingdoms.
“We’re excited that the Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection will be hitting shelves in more countries around the world. We are always trying to find fun and interesting ways to introduce our Scotch portfolio and what better way than partnering with Game of Thrones, one of the most successful TV series ever created. We are thrilled to be celebrating the final season of the show by toasting with whiskies that authentically pay homage to some of the greatest characters and houses,” said Pedro Mendonca, Global Reserve Marketing & Malts Director.
Just to give you an idea of how whiskies have been paired with their respective Westeros Houses, take the Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old for example that’s been paired with House Baratheon. Similar to Robert Baratheon ruling the Seven Kingdoms upon the Iron Throne, Royal Lochnagar was deemed a whisky worthy of a royal family as it was granted a Royal Warrant after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited the distillery in 1848.
Below is a list of the Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection with their paired houses as well as ABV and RRP.
- Game of Thrones House Stark – Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost; RRP: $99.99; ABV 43%
- Game of Thrones House Tully – Singleton of Glendullan Select; RRP: $99.99; ABV 40%
- Game of Thrones House Targaryen – Cardhu Gold Reserve; RRP: $99.99; ABV 40%
- Game of Thrones House Lannister – Lagavulin 9 Year Old; RRP: $129.99; ABV 46%
- Game of Thrones The Night’s Watch – Oban Bay Reserve; RRP: $129.99; ABV 43%
- Game of Thrones House Greyjoy – Talisker Select Reserve; RRP: $99.99; ABV 45.8%
- Game of Thrones House Baratheon – Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old; RRP: $129.99; ABV 40%
- Game of Thrones White Walker by Johnnie Walker – RRP: $64.99; ABV 41.7%
The collection will be available to purchase from liquor stores across Australia from the end of March.