HBO and Diageo announced this week the ninth and final piece in the Game of Thrones Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection: the Six Kingdoms Mortlach Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Aged 15 Years.
“Eight fantastic Scotches toasted the coming of the final season of the show, and we now look back on the most captivating television show of all time and raise a ninth glass in celebration,” said Jeff Peters, vice president, licensing and retail at HBO.
Six Kingdoms (46% ABV) is inspired by the finale of the show and pays tribute to the fate of fictional continent Westeros, when the fictitious realm’s Seven Kingdoms became six after the North became independent under queen Sansa Stark.
The beautiful presentation of the whisky reflects the new king. Encased in a metallic gold cannister, it features an intricate pen and ink drawing of the three-eyed raven. The design pays homage to the independence of the north, which was granted by Bran Stark, who served as the Three-Eyed Raven. He was chosen as king of the Six Kingdoms in the finale.
The new whisky has been matured in first-fill Sherry-seasoned casks and finished in American oak ex-Bourbon casks. It is said to have a fruity character and a “bold, smooth taste with notes of vanilla and spice”.
The expression is recommended served neat, over ice or with a small amount of water, which “develops the fresh fruit characters”.
Game of Thrones Six Kingdoms – Mortlach Aged 15 Years will be available in “extremely limited quantities” in the US this December for US$150 per 750ml. It will be sold online at reservebar.com and in select retailers.
In the UK, the whisky is available for pre-order for £120 (US$154.50) per 700ml on Amazon and will be released on 25 November. It will also be available in select retailers.