This limited edition designed to commemorate the popular HBO series Game of Thrones is more than a marketing stunt; Johnnie walker sourced malts from the northern-most distillery in Scotland, Clynelish, in the real-world beyond the ice wall for a crisp and refreshing malt. Not extraordinarily complex or contemplative, this one is fantastic to enjoy on casual get-togethers. It has collector’s value as well. This is a fun whisky and, interestingly enough, one of very few blended Scotch featuring what the Northern Highlands have to offer.
Light on the nose, but very appealing. This one is all about fresh white fruit and herbal notes reminiscent of tea. Oak spices akin to Fino Sherry support the malt from behind, and the subtlest aroma of vanilla and peat smoke shows House Walker’s character.
Light-bodied with a medium persistence, there’s finesse in the blend, and the flavors are well defined. A unique freshness and greenness fill the palate, supporting a layer of poached peaches, while the vanilla and smoke act as structural flavors.
The finish might not be long, but it’s charming. Vanilla and peaty smoke with memories of white peaches and nectarines leave a good reminder that winter is coming.
A fun blend giving a well-deserved spotlight to the Northern Highlands and their light but fruit-forward malts. Very appealing and inviting, this is not a contemplative malt but one designed for you to enjoy it with friends.
If you enjoy Johnnie Walker Song of Ice, try the Song of Fire, the exact opposite — warm aromas, smoke, and intense spiciness. Both complete a collector’s set that you’ll find hard to hold on to. Buy two bottles of each, a pair to collect, and another one to enjoy.