Food & Drink

'Game of Thrones' Just Released 8 Scotch Whiskies

Sip this while you wait for Season 8.

BY SARAH RENSE | Nov 19, 2018 | News

Winter is coming, but ever so damn slowly. HBO finally gave fans a premiere month for the new and final season of Game of Thrones—April—which leaves us with five months to twiddle our thumbs and wait. How better to pass the time than by drinking?

Game of Thrones just released eight—yes eight, conveniently one for each season—bottles of single malt scotch whisky. Each scotch comes from a lauded Scottish distillery, and each is paired with one of the Houses of Westeros or the Night's Watch. For example, Cardhu Distillery was founded in 1824 by Helen Cumming and her husband John. Legend has it Helen would disguise the distillery as a bakery when taxmen came around to avoid paying alcohol taxes, and smuggle bladders of whisky under her skirts because she knew that she, a lady, wouldn't be searched. For this collection, Cardhu's Gold Reserve is bottled with House Targaryen's dragon crest, where another strong woman makes the calls.

Houses Tully, Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, and Tyrell are also included, as is the Night's Watch with its own black bottle. The bottles are available now, and run from USD$30 past USD$100. If un-dead antagonist is more your style, Johnnie Walker just came out with a White Walker (duh) whisky. There's plenty of GOT booze to go around this winter while you're re-bingeing the first seven seasons.

From: Esquire US