Johnnie Walker Launches White Walker Whisky For 'Game Of Thrones' Fans
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Just when we tried to forget about the Game of Thrones prequel announcement, they've got us all geared up again - but this time with a limited-edition Scotch whisky.
World renowned brand Johnnie Walker has teamed up with the network behind Game of Thrones, HBO, to produce the tipple inspired by the most enigmatic and feared characters on the hit show - the White Walkers.
The White Walker whisky, a blend from two single malt scotches from Cardhu and Clynelish distilleries in northern Scotland, is meant to be served freezing cold.
When put in a freezer, the iconic 750ml bottle's white and blue thermochromic pigmented ink will glow, a nod to the colours emitted by the eyes of the show's wicked white walkers.
According to AdAge, the drink, attached to the show's frosty undead, will soon hit stores and airports as result of a new deal between DIAGEO and HBO's licensing division, which has existing deals for Game of Thrones beers and wine.
Face it - and especially if you're the sort of person who likes to get everyone's presents from the airport on the way home - this covers pretty much everyone for Christmas, doesn't it? Saving time, saving energy and saving lives - we're a huge fan of this.
The bev, which you can order on Amazon now, will set you back £34 ($44) and gift-wrapping is available. That'll do - order us 15.
It's a 41.7 percent ABV blend of Scottish single malts with notes of caramelised sugar and vanilla.
Dan Sanborn, Senior Vice President, Culture and Partnerships at DIAGEO, said: "We are very proud to have our collection of single malts and Johnnie Walker, the number one scotch whisky brand in the world, collaborate with HBO's most successful TV franchise to develop these limited-edition offerings for fans to collect and celebrate the final season of Games of Thrones."
And Jeff Peters, Vice President, Licensing & Retail at HBO, added: "We knew there was fan appetite for a Game of Thrones whisky and once we saw Diageo's vision for a way to collaborate together we knew the idea was perfect and the time was now.
"We're confident fans will enjoy sipping these delicious whiskies as they wait for season eight and beyond."