The legions of fans of the critically acclaimed HBO series "Game of Thrones" can enjoy two new Scotch whiskies inspired by the iconic and powerful houses of Westeros. Johnnie Walker and HBO Licensing & Retail are introducing to the realm these limited edition whisky blends as successors to White Walker by Johnnie Walker, which launched in 2018.
From House Stark comes A Song of Ice, from House Targaryen A Song of Fire. Together, the two whiskies celebrate the dynamic relationship between the houses, represented by their house sigils--the Direwolf and the Dragon--which fiercely adorn each bottle. As another nod to the complicated interactions between the two great houses in the show's storyline, Johnnie Walker's iconic Striding Man uncharacteristically faces backwards on the A Song of Fire bottle, revealing a face-off with the Striding Man on the A Song of Ice bottle when paired side-by-side.
Whether in conflict or harmony, this is a tale of two great houses represented by two ancient creatures. One is a house descended from the First Men. Rulers of the North and builders of the wall, they thrive in the icy-cold climate of the Direwolf. The other, a noble family of Valyrian descent and the first royal house of the Seven Kingdoms. Fire courses through their veins and is made flesh in the form of their dragons.
"Johnnie Walker and 'Game of Thrones' are an epic pairing. There is as much for people to discover and explore within the world of whisky as there is within the world of the show," says Sophie Kelly, senior vice president, Whiskies Diageo North America. "Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire perfectly capture the essence of House Stark and House Targaryen, from the bottle designs to the unique Scotch whiskies within. Each new blend brings to life a different profile of...