“It’s not easy being drunk all the time. If it was easy, everyone would do it.”
Well, it just got easier, Tyrion Lannister.
To help us weather the wait for the final season of Game of Thrones (coming in April), the HBO series is offering up eight bottles of single malt Scotch, each one an homage to a House of Westeros or The Night’s Watch.
Available on the boozy delivery site Drizly, each “House” whisky is a creation of a different Scottish distillery — House Greyjoy by Talisker, House Tyrell by Clynelish, etc. — and given the appropriate backstory and tasting notes. For example:
House Tyrell of Highgarden rules over the Reach, the lush and fertile region of Westeros. Like the Reach, Clynelish is positioned among green pastures and rolling hills, with scenic views of the North Sea. This vibrant, golden Scotch is light and floral, like House Tyrell, it’s not to be underestimated with its underlying complex combination of Highland and maritime qualities.
But let’s be honest: You want the Night’s Watch Reserve, which arrives in a black bottle and was crafted by the Oban distillery, which “sits beneath the steep cliff that overlooks the bay in the frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands of Scotland, separating land and sea, just as Castle Black, home of The Night’s Watch, sits between Westeros and the lands beyond The Wall.”
The bottles are available now for $30-$150. If you’re more of a beer fan, we’ve got a few GOT-inspired beer recipes here.
Photos: HBO; Drizly