Featuring eight scotches — each cleverly matched with one of the iconic Houses of Westeros, as well as the Night’s Watch — the collection pays authentic homage to the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. Take House Stark
, for instance. Its characteristics that are greatly shaped by Winterfell’s frigid temperatures are perfectly matched with Dalwhinnie
, known for being one of the highest distilleries in all of Scotland. With extreme conditions, it forges the honeyed sweetness and spicy warmth of the signature Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost, best served chilled or over ice to savour the suggestion of fresh fig and the malty aroma of a rich fruit cake.
Another excellent pairing is House Lannister
with Lagavulin 9 Year Old
from a distillery that has been crafting whiskies on the shores of Islay for more than 200 years, bearing one of the most legendary single malt brands. It marries the cunning meticulousness and tenacity of the Lannister to conquer the Iron Throne with the roaring single malt that recalls the Lannister’s riches and is best served neat or with a just a drop of water. Prepare your palate to be rewarded with an explosion of briny-sweet smoky flavours followed by a lingering aftertaste of caramelised banana, vanilla and burnt marshmallow.
Here are the pairings from the rest of the collection: The Singleton Glendullan Select for House Tully, Cardhu Gold Reserve for House Targaryen, Talisker Select Reserve for House Greyjoy, Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old for House Baratheon, Clynelish Reserve for House Tyrell, and Oban Bay Reserve for The Night’s Watch.