Johnnie Walker to debut Ice and Fire whiskiesBy Nicola Carruthers
Diageo’s blended Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker is set to launch two limited edition Game of Thrones-themed expressions, called A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire.
Available to pre-order in the US, the new blended Scotch whiskies will launch in the US this August and globally in October.
Johnnie Walker’s Twitter account teased the release of A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire whiskies yesterday with a short video.
The bottle design for A Song of Ice features an image of a direwolf, while A Song of Fire depicts a dragon.
A Diageo spokesperson said: “We are excited to announce that Johnnie Walker and HBO will be releasing two new Scotch whisky blends in honour of the enduring legacy of Game of Thrones.”
Details of the new whiskies “will be released in the coming months” and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The expressions are named after the series of fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, which was adapted by network HBO into the popular television series Game of Thrones in 2011.
The new bottlings were released as part of Diageo’s partnership with HBO, which began with the launch of a blended Scotch whisky in October 2018, called White Walker by Johnnie Walker.
It was followed by the launch of a range of single malt Scotch whiskies earlier this year, in celebration of the eighth and final series of Game of Thrones. The collection features eight whiskies, each matching one of the show’s Houses of Westeros, as well as the Night’s Watch.
The much-anticipated series finale aired on 19 May, with a planned prequel series in the works under the working title of Bloodmoon.
Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire are available to pre-order on reservebar.com for US$43 each per 750ml.
Check out the teaser video below.