Johnnie Walker has announced its two new limited edition whiskies, A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire, will be available from late October.
The limited edition whiskies are inspired by the two great Houses who face off in the final series of Game of Thrones – House Stark, represented by the fearsome Direwolf, and House Targaryen, represented by the fire-breathing Dragon.
When the bottles are paired side-by-side, on the A Song of Fire bottle, Johnnie Walker’s iconic Striding Man uncharacteristically faces head-to-head with the A Song of Ice Striding Man, both backed by the fangs of the Direwolf and the smouldering breath of the Dragon. As a pair, the bottles convey the dynamic relationship between House Targaryen and House Stark by displaying their house symbols – the Direwolf and the Dragon – side-by-side.
Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice has a crisp, clean taste inspired by the unforgiving, sharp Winterfell terrain and the freezing ice that shapes its mountains and stops its rivers.
Much like Winterfell’s positioning in Westeros, A Song of Ice is crafted using whiskies from Clynelish, one of Scotland’s most northern and iconic distilleries, lending a fresher crisp to the Scotch. The whisky’s delicate flavour is grassy, with notes of vanilla and tropical fruit akin to the fruit from the orchards of Dorne.
The sweeping blues and greys of the bottle design evoke the freezing North of the show – famed for its harsh winters and arctic frozen landscapes. Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice is best enjoyed on the rocks – the whisky delivers a cold, smooth finish at an ABV of 40.2%.
Johnnie Walker A Song of Fire boasts flavors of subtle smoke from the peated malts of the Caol Ila distillery. Synonymous with the House in which it hails from A Song of Fire’s full-bodied flavour delivers subtle red fruit, a sweet smoke and a hint of spice like those laden in the markets of Meereen.
The bottle design evokes a fiery setting with the deep-red colours inspired by the dragons of House Targaryen, feared for their fire breathing. A Song of Fire is best enjoyed neat, lending a warm, smooth finish. It has an ABV of 40.8%.
These limited edition whiskies are a continuation of the Johnnie Walker collaboration with HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Game of Thrones and successor to the limited-edition Scotch White Walker by Johnnie Walker, which was launched in 2018.
Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire limited edition whiskies will both be available from liquor stores nationwide from late October, at $69.99 for 700ml.