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How to Pair Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky with Food

Following the release of Game of Thrones White Walker by Johnnie Walker in 2018, the Game of Thrones, Diageo and HBO have released a limited-edition Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whiskies collection.

Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky collection features seven Scotch whiskies paired with six of the iconic Houses of Westeros, as well as the Night’s Watch, giving fans an authentic taste of the Seven Kingdoms.

Much like in Westeros, Diageo’s diverse range of distilleries in Scotland has unique characteristics and produce a distinctive whisky representative of its local terroir. These similarities were the inspiration behind the collection, drawing an authentic storyline between each House and single malt pairing.

Game of Thrones House Targaryen – Cardhu Gold Reserve is fueled by the same fiery spirit of the fierce female leadership of Daenerys Targaryen, celebrating legendary women and their unwavering perseverance. The Cardhu Distillery was pioneered by Helen Cumming and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth during the 1800s, a time when the whisky industry was almost entirely male-dominated.

Royal lineage drives the iconic pairing for Game of Thrones House Baratheon – Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old. Similar to Robert Baratheon ruling the Seven Kingdoms upon the Iron Throne, Royal Lochnagar was deemed a whisky worthy of a royal family as it was granted a Royal Warrant after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited the distillery in 1848.

At a launch event hosted at Mjolner in Sydney, all the whiskies were on taste, each paired with a complementary canapé.

Game of Thrones Single Malt

Game of Thrones House of Targaryen – Cardhu Gold Reserve
Mjølner pairing – Duck ham, horseradish, pear, seeded rye bread

Royal Lochnagar Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones House Baratheon – Royal Lochnagar 12 year old
Mjølner pairing – Venison tartare, wild rice miso, pickled beetroot, rye & caraway crisp

Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost

Game of Thrones House Stark – Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost
Mjølner pairing – Fresh fig, burnt honey, Riverean Blue on rye toast

Game of Thrones Single Malt

Game of Thrones House Tully – The Singleton Glendullan Select
Mjølner pairing – Cured ocean trout, salmon skin, crème fraiche, fish roe

Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Game of Thrones House Greyjoy – Talisker Select Reserve
Mjølner pairing – Signature rock oysters, pickled green apple

Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Game of Thrones The Nights Watch – Oban Bay Reserve
Mjølner pairing – Chicken liver parfait, blood red plum glaze

Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Game of Thrones House Lannister – Lagavulin 9 year old
Mjølner pairing – Mini bone marrow brulee, chocolate, smoked marrow, Lagavulin 9 year old

Where to Taste Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection

Mjølner (Sydney & Melbourne) will be hosting Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection tasting experiences on Sunday 14th April. Each event at the Norse-inspired restaurants, which reflect the popular show with its medieval-like charm, will treat guests to a two hour tasting of the entire Game of Thrones Single Malt Whisky Collection paired with a selection of artisanal charcuterie and cheeses.

Tickets start from $80 and will be available from 12pm, Thursday 4th April via mjolner.com.au. The tasting experiences present the ideal treat for those looking to try the full collection before choosing their preferred house-bottling from the collection and ensuring they have a glass to hand to toast the final season.

The Game of Thrones Collection Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection is priced from $64.99 RRP to $129.99 RRP and is available from liquor stores nationwide.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.