GAME OF THRONES COMPLETE COLLECTION ~ 8 PACK VALUE
Winter has come, and with it, the dead… good Game of Thrones-themed single malt whisky range from Diageo. Whiskies from eight of Scotland's best-known and most-loved distilleries have been paired with the great Houses and factions of Westeros, from Clynelish with the verdant, agricultural riches of House Tyrell in the south to Dalwhinnie and the open honesty of House Stark in the northern stronghold of Winterfell, and Oban with The Night's Watch at The Wall, to name a few.
HOUSE TARGARYEN - CARDHU GOLD RESERVE
A Cardhu with the warmth and spice to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, and the delicacy to rule them: this Speyside single malt is a cornucopia of orchard fruit, freshly-baked crumble, a touch of caramel on the side and a drying finish.
HOUSE TYRELL - CLYNELISH RESERVE
With a dryness comparable to the wit of the Queen of Thorns, a flavourful palate worthy of The Reach's rich soil and a 51.6% ABV as punchy as the Tyrell armies, this Clynelish offers up an excellent balance of sweet and dry; wood, leather and zesty, tropical fruit.
HOUSE BARATHEON - ROYAL LOCHNAGAR 12-YEAR-OLD
A tumultuous dram worthy of the Stormlands, and House Baratheon's internal conflict. At once zesty, citrus and floral, and earthy and lightly bitter, this whisky – like House Baratheon – has two sides to it: the light and the dark; the jovial and the brutish.
HOUSE TULLY - THE SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN SELECT
From Dufftown on the banks of the River Fiddich, The Singleton of Glendullan is, much like House Tully, a product of the Riverlands – just with a lower-case 'r'. A sweet and fruity dram, this single malt is heaving with vanilla, chocolate and cereal notes, all lifted by a lively spice.
HOUSE GREYJOY - TALISKER SELECT RESERVE
Talisker is 'made by the sea'; House Greyjoy and the people of the Iron Islands are seafaring folks who worship the Drowned God – the sea is intrinsic to both, and as evident, in this whisky, as you'd expect. Coastal, briny notes mingle with wafts of wood-smoke, savoury seaweed on stone and a rich, spicy sweetness.
HOUSE LANNISTER - LAGAVULIN 9-YEAR-OLD
A whisky as rich as the Lannisters, this is a fantastic Lagavulin full of all the thick peat smoke and sweet, chewy, citrus-fruit notes you'd expect from the distillery. Golden caramel and vanilla join the fray, alongside a flash of vibrant greenery.
HOUSE STARK - DALWHINNIE WINTER'S FROST
The Starks embodies all the best of the North; full of warmth and honesty, what you see is, for the most part, what you get – and so it is with Dalwhinnie Winter's Frost. Despite its name, this single malt is a warming, summery dram full of bitter-sweet citrus and candied zest.
THE NIGHT'S WATCH - OBAN BAY RESERVE
Despite its members' dark demeanours, The Night's Watch is the light of the Seven Kingdoms; the first defence against the encroaching Long Night. This waxy, complex Oban shares that nature: behind this bottle's dark exterior lies a substantial, yet light dram in which berry fruit and cocoa are lifted by an airy menthol note.