As we wait patiently for season eight of the blockbuster tv series, Game of Thrones, Johnnie Walker in collaboration with HBO have unveiled a limited-edition Scotch Whisky to take the edge off (just in time for Christmas!). You don’t even have to like Game of Thrones to enjoy it, as this Whisky could make even The Bachelor seem good!
Summer is coming but Game of Thrones characters the White Walkers are going to all lengths to stop that. Their icy blue eyes and chilling presence have inspired this concoction, a blend of caramelized sugar and vanilla, fresh red berries with a touch of orchard fruits and featuring single malts. For those of us guilty of just drinking to get drunk and not up with the fancy lingo “single malt” is a malt whisky which is the product of an individual distillery. In this case, from Cardhu and Clynelish, which is one of Scotland’s most northern distilleries. Blender George Harper explained that “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.”
Unlike my $28.99 bottle of vodka I put in the freezer to mask the taste of, this whisky has “temperature sensitive thermochromic ink technology.” This means there are additional benefits of chucking this bad boy in the freezer as when it’s frozen a graphic appears on the bottle and changes again when cooled to room temperature. A certainty to entertain you and your drunk friends for hours.
The words “limited edition” are enough to make me buy even the stupidest of products like Cadbury’s disgusting vegemite chocolate. If you aren’t sold as easily as I am Jeff Peters, Vice President at HBO has said “once we saw vision from Johnnie Walker for a way to collaborate we knew the idea was perfect and the time was now. From the beginning they understood we wanted to create something special and they’ve accomplished that.”
Even though they are going for those winter feels, this to me sounds like the ideal, cool summer treat. Released in November get your hands on it quick as it is only available as stock lasts… also remember it’s 41.7% alcohol!
At $65 for 700mL sit back, embark on a Game of Thrones marathon, be entertained by the moving graphics and polish off a bottle or three of the Johnnie Walker White Walker Whiskey with your friends. If you follow these steps correctly, by the time you finish it will be closer to the season eight release – A WIN WIN SITUATION!
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