The wait for the next season of Game of Thrones has been painfully long, but Johnnie Walker has something that can keep us warm while we wait another winter for the last season. In collaboration with HBO & Game of Thrones, Johnnie Walker has released a new Scotch Whiskey called The White Walker.
This limited-edition blend is inspired by the most enigmatic and feared characters on the show – the White Walkers – and is here for fans to enjoy as anticipation builds towards the final season.
The bottling brings you right to the forefront of the frozen North with an icy white and blue design along with the iconic Johnnie Walker Striding Man, but now covered in armour and wielding the Night King’s sword. It utilises temperature-sensitive ink technology, which generates an unexpected graphic icy reveal on the bottle when frozen, to truly remind fans that Winter is indeed here.
Created by whisky specialist George Harper, alongside the small team of expert blenders at Johnnie Walker, this innovative whisky is best served directly from the freezer, echoing the chilling presence of the White Walkers. 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. “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”, said George Harper.
“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. From the beginning, they understood that we wanted to create something special, and they’ve accomplished that with White Walker by Johnnie Walker. We’re confident fans will enjoy sipping this delicious whisky as they wait for season eight and beyond”, said Jeff Peters, Vice President, Licensing & Retail at HBO.
White Walker by Johnnie Walker will be available in India, starting December 2018 until supplies last priced equivalent to Johnnie Walker Double Black.