The undead army of White Walkers has inspired a new Johnnie Walker Scotch.
White Walkers, the characters with icy blue eyes from the hit series Game of Thrones have emerged from the Frozen North bringing with them the chill of winter and now a limited-edition whisky that evokes their frozen world.
White Walker by Johnnie Walker is a collaboration between the iconic Johnnie Walker whisky, television network HBO and Game of Thrones. The limited-edition Scotch Whisky makes its debut in time for fans to enjoy as anticipation builds towards the series’ final season.
White Walker by Johnnie Walker was created by whisky specialist George Harper, alongside the small team of expert blenders at the distillery. It’s best served directly from the freezer, echoing the chilling presence of the GoT’s White Walkers.
The bottle features an icy white and blue design along with Johnnie Walker’s ‘Striding Man’ character. This time dressed in armour to fit in among the ranks of the Night King’s forces. Using temperature-sensitive ink technology, fans will be reminded that “Winter is Here” when an unexpected graphic reveals on the bottle after it is frozen.
“We knew there was fan appetite for a Game of Thrones whisky and once we saw the vision from Johnnie Walker for a way to collaborate we knew the idea was perfect and the time was now,” says Jeff Peters, VP of licensing and retail at HBO.
“From the beginning, they understood that we wanted to create something special, and they’ve accomplished that. We’re confident fans will enjoy sipping this delicious whisky as they wait for season eight and beyond.”
Tasting notes say the Scotch has notes of caramelised sugar and vanilla, fresh red berries with a touch of orchard fruit and features Single Malts from Cardhu and Clynelish – one of Scotland’s most Northern distilleries. Blender George Harper used the Frozen North as his starting point for creating White Walker by Johnnie Walker.
“Whiskies from Clynelish have endured long, Scottish winters, not dissimilar to the long periods endured by the Night’s Watch who have ventured north of the wall – so it was the perfect place to start when creating this unique whisky,” he said.
White Walker by Johnnie Walker will be available globally, including in major airports, from October until supplies run out. It is priced at £32 for a 750ml bottle and contains 41.7 per cent ABV.