It only took seven years, but Game of Thrones fans will finally be able to pair the perfect scotch with each action-packed episode of the hit series when its eighth and final season premieres in 2019. Drinks conglomerate Diageo has partnered with HBO to release eight special single malts this winter—each from a different distillery and named for a different house or group from the fictional land of Westeros.
The labels for each whisky have been approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), but Diageo hasn’t yet released additional details. Here’s what we know about the whiskies so far:
Cardhu Gold Reserve (40% ABV): A non-age-statement single malt from Speyside, representing House Targaryan and featuring its three-headed dragon on the label.
Clynelish Reserve (51.2% ABV): A non-age-statement Highlands single malt, representing House Tyrell and displaying its rose sigil.
Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost (43% ABV): A non-age-statement single malt from the Highlands, representing House Stark and featuring a fearsome direwolf on the label.
Lagavulin 9 year old (46% ABV): An Islay single malt, representing House Lannister and showcasing its lion sigil.
Oban Bay Reserve (43% ABV): A non-age-statement Highlands single malt, featuring an appropriately dark and simple label with the vow of the Night’s Watch.
Royal Lochnagar 12 year old (40% ABV): Hailing from the Highlands and representing House Baratheon, the label shows a rampant stag with a crown around its neck.
The Singleton of Glendullan Select (40% ABV): A non-age-statement Speyside single malt, representing House Tully and showcasing its leaping fish sigil.
Talisker Select Reserve (45.8% ABV): A non-age-statement single malt from the Isle of Skye, representing House Greyjoy and featuring its kraken.
In addition to these eight single malts, Diageo plans to release a special White Walker edition of Johnnie Walker. “Freeze for an unexpected icy reveal,” the label commands, also noting that the whisky includes Cardhu and Clynelish malts, and is “distilled, bottled, and blended North of the Wall.”
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