Johnnie Walker’s White Walker Whisky Will Chill Out ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans
Winter is coming, but very slowly. Fans of HBO’s hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones” have been waiting for new episodes since August 2017. It looks as if they’ll have to wait until the summer of 2019 for the eighth and final season to air. And those who love the novels that inspired the show have had to wait even longer: George R.R. Martin’s last book in the series came out in 2011, and there’s still no publication date for the long-awaited sixth novel, “The Winds of Winter.”
It’s enough to drive a fan to drink. Thankfully, in addition to the “Game of Thrones” beers that already exist, there are now multiple themed whiskies from Johnnie Walker to soothe a fan’s impatience. The first is the new White Walker by Johnnie Walker Blended Scotch Whisky, inspired by the chilly undead White Walkers of Westeros.
The White Walker offering was created by whisky specialist George Harper, and features single malts from Cardhu and Clynelish in Scotland.
“This special blend has notes of caramelized sugar and vanilla, fresh red berries with a touch of orchard fruit and is best served chilled – the Night King would have it no other way,” Johnnie Walker said in a press release.
Be sure to put the bottle in the freezer — temperature-sensitive thermochromic ink gives the bottle a special graphic twist when it’s cold enough. (Hint: Old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, might have appreciated this chilling look.)
There’s also a new “Game of Thrones” Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection, featuring eight limited-edition whiskies inspired by the iconic characters and the creative world of Westeros. You can select a whisky named for the series’ legendary families, such as House Stark and House Targaryen, or enjoy one named for the Night’s Watch, the military order that guards the icy Wall that marks the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms.
White Walker Whisky is priced at $36 for a 750 ml bottle; while the others range from $29.99 (for House Tully) to $64.99 (for Houses Lannister and Baratheon), all for 750 ml bottles. The White Walker offering should be available nationwide in October, while the collection will be sold starting in November.
While you’re settling back with your drink, you can prep the rest of your meal by taking inspiration from the best food moments from “Game of Thrones.”