Diageo Adds A Final Game Of Thrones Scotch Single Malt - The Whiskey Wash

Diageo Adds A Final Game Of Thrones Scotch Single Malt

By Nino Marchetti / November 20, 2019

Spirits giant Diageo last year launched a Scotch single malt whisky series known as the Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection that was designed to offer up eight bottlings, one for each of the Houses mentioned in the popular television show. It had been said there would be one additional and final expression being launched later, and now that’s been revealed as Six Kingdoms.

The new Game of Thrones Six Kingdoms – Mortlach Aged 15 Years, according to those behind it, is said to pay “tribute to the fate of Westeros, whose long-held Seven Kingdoms ultimately became six at the conclusion of the show’s climactic battle for the Iron Throne.” The whisky heralds from the Mortlach distillery of Scotland’s Dufftown region, having been aged for 15 years, first in first-fill sherry-seasoned casks and then finished in American oak ex-bourbon casks.

“We saw an overwhelmingly positive response to the launch of the Game of Thrones Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection and as Game of Thrones fans continue to explore both the world of whisky and the world of Westeros,” said Kavita Agarwal, Diageo Global Brand Director, Malts, in a prepared statement, “we are proud to introduce the final addition to the collection.

Game of Thrones Six Kingdoms - Mortlach Aged 15 Years

Game of Thrones Six Kingdoms – Mortlach Aged 15 Years (image via Diageo)

“Mortlach is one of our most sought-after super premium single malts, and seemed fitting as the perfect finale to complete the collection.”

The Scotch is encased in a metallic gold canister that features an intricate pen and ink drawing of the three-eyed raven seen throughout the eight seasons of the series. It is bottled at 46% ABV and will be available in December in “extremely limited quantities” for a price point of around $150 per 750 ml bottle.

Very limited official tasting notes suggest this whisky imparts “a bold, smooth taste with notes of vanilla and spice befitting of those with a noble palate.”