Sexton’s New ‘Walking Dead’ Inspired Irish Whiskey Commemorates Show’s Final Season

| February 28, 2022

The Sexton Single Malt recently collaborated with AMC Networks on an exclusive, co-branded bottle to commemorate the final season of The Walking Dead.

To introduce the new release, the Irish single malt’s parent company Proximo teamed up with Walking Dead cast member Ross Marquand, who plays good-natured Aaron known for his optimism in even the darkest of times.

An Irish Whiskey enthusiast off-camera, Ross will serve as an ambassador for the Official Whiskey of The Walking Dead, and help celebrate the new, limited-edition bottle with fans of the show.

The Sexton Single Malt exclusive, The Walking Dead-inspired bottle release.

The Sexton Single Malt exclusive, The Walking Dead-inspired bottle release. (image via The Sexton)

The new whiskey release depicts notions of The Walking Dead across what’s described as The Sexton’s distinctive, black hexagonal bottle. Featuring a decaying silver label and a walker’s head in the place of the brand’s trademark skeleton logo, the packaging melds the post-apocalyptic show with the bottle’s distinctive qualities.

Quotes from cast members Daryl, Herschel, Rick and Michonne adorn the bottle, describing what’s seen as the harsh realities of existence experienced by characters throughout the series. Which is an ironic reminder of The Sexton’s mantra – celebrate life.

“After visiting the Emerald Isle several years ago, I developed a deep appreciation for the country and special whiskey, like The Sexton Single Malt, that’s made there,” Marquand said, in a prepared statement. “As a long-standing cast member of this powerful franchise, I’m so excited to unite two personal passions of mine and introduce our loyal following to The Official Whiskey of The Walking Dead.”

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The Sexton Single Malt is triple distilled, matured in former Oloroso Sherry casks and aged to achieve what the brand feels is a balance between rich, dried fruits and toasted oak notes. The Walking Dead-inspired release is available for purchase in limited quantities at wine and spirits retailers across the country at a suggested retail price of $29.99. It clocks in at 80 proof.

For more information, check out www.thesexton.com.

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