Game of Thrones inspired single malt series arriving January 19


VANCOUVER – BC Liquor Stores will be the only retailer in the province that will offer a limited-edition collection of single malt scotch whiskies inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones.


The collection, from Diageo, is being released to mark the final season of the television series and features eight scotches, each paired with one of the Houses of Westeros and the Night’s Watch, giving fans of the television series an authentic taste of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.


“We are very excited to offer this amazing collection of scotches to our customers,” said Adele Shaw, BC Liquor Stores’ Category Manager for Spirits. “This whisky series is sure to appeal to both the Game of Thrones fans as well as whisky enthusiasts. They’re coming from some of the most iconic scotch distilleries in Scotland with a wide range of flavour profiles, from the sweetly-peated Lagavulin to the tropical fruit flavours of Clynelish.”


Due to the limited quantities of four of the whiskies in the collection, the entire set of scotches will only be available at the following BC Liquor Stores:

  • Richmond Brighouse
  • 39th and Cambie, Vancouver
  • Park Royal, West Vancouver
  • Fort Street, Victoria
  • Kelowna Orchard Park 

The remainder of the collection will be available at 50 select BC Liquor Stores. Individual bottles range in price from $65 to $150 and will hit the shelves on January 19th, 2019.


The Liquor Distribution Branch operates 197 BC Liquor Stores throughout the province and is one of the largest retailers in the province. BC Liquor Stores serve more than 36 million customers every year.


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GAME OF THRONES – The whisky collection


Game of Thrones House Tully – Singleton of Glendullan Select

House Tully is located at Riverrun, and rules as the lord of The River lands. The power of water flows through both House Tully and The Singleton Glendullan Select as it is made on the banks of the River Fiddich in the wooded hills of Dufftown. Here they harnessed the water that flowed through the land utilizing a water wheel to power the entire distillery. Orange and clove open on the nose but on the palate there’s red berry compote and vanilla cheesecake with a pronounced cereal spice finish. The whisky has ABV of 40%.


Game of Thrones House Stark – Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost

House Stark’s resiliency, strength and ability to thrive under the most intense situations are greatly shaped by Winterfell’s frigid temperatures. Dalwhinnie – known for being one of the highest distilleries in all of Scotland – is cold and remote, much like The North where House Stark calls home, making the two an iconic pairing. Extreme conditions are responsible for shaping the signature Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost honeyed sweetness and spicy warmth. Naturally, it’s best served chilled or over ice. Honey and fresh fig develop on the palate followed by a delicious maltiness and rich fruit cake. The whisky has ABV of 43%.


Game of Thrones House Targaryen – Cardhu Gold Reserve

Fuelled by the same fiery spirit of the fierce female leadership of Daenerys Targaryen, this single malt celebrates legendary women and their unwavering perseverance. The Cardhu Distillery was pioneered by Helen Cumming and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth during the 1800s, a time when the whisky industry was almost entirely male-dominated. Baked apple with baking spices open on the first nosing, then transforms on the palate into a rich caramel character with hints of clove, red apple and a gentle nuttiness. The whisky has ABV of 40%.


Game of Thrones House Lannister – Lagavulin 9 Year Old

Lagavulin is one of the most legendary single malt brands and has been crafted on the shores of Islay for more than 200 years, mirroring the meticulous calculation and tenacity employed by the Lannister’s in their rise to conquer the Iron Throne. This single malt whisky is a roaring single malt that recalls the Lannister’s riches and is best served neat or with a single drop of water. Characteristic Lagavulin sweet smoke explodes on the nose with a little more brine than the other expressions. The palate opens with smoked caramelized banana and heavy vanilla and burnt marshmallow which subside into a light dry, slightly salted caramel. The whisky has ABV of 46%.


Game of Thrones House Greyjoy – Talisker Select Reserve

House Greyjoy rules the Iron Islands and worships the Drowned God. Talisker was a natural pair for House Greyjoy as this single malt is distilled on the shores of the Isle of Skye, one of the most remote and rugged areas of Scotland. The layered flavours and signature maritime character of Talisker Select Reserve are the result of its wave-battered shores. This liquid is an intense smoky single malt scotch with spicy, powerful and sweet elements combined with maritime flavours. Dry Sichuan peppery smoke and dark chocolate on the nose. On the palate, the salted caramel with chili flakes explode into a smoky fruit cake of spice and the finish is long and complex with a lasting character of leather. The whisky has ABV of 45.8%.

(BC Liquor Store Select product, limit of one bottle per purchase)


Game of Thrones House Baratheon – Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old

Royal lineage drives the iconic pairing between House Baratheon and Royal Lochnagar. Similar to Robert Baratheon ruling the Seven Kingdoms upon the Iron Throne, Royal Lochnagar was deemed a whisky worthy of a royal family as it was granted a Royal Warrant after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited the distillery in 1848. Balanced with delicate fruits and spices, this taste of royalty is best enjoyed neat. Light notes of oak and sweet liquorice that develops into a rich, creamy vanilla coffee and finishes with a mild nutmeg custard note. The whisky has ABV of 40%.

(BC Liquor Store Select product, limit of one bottle per purchase)


Game of Thrones House Tyrell – Clynelish Reserve

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. Bursting with fresh tropical fruits like papaya and mango that subside into a creamy vanilla character. The finish is slightly maritime in quality with a delicate floral note. The whisky has ABV of 51.2%.

(BC Liquor Store Select product, limit of one bottle per purchase)


Game of Thrones The Night’s Watch – Oban Bay Reserve

The Oban distillery 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 liquid’s richness is balanced with a woody, spicy dryness that The Night’s Watch could enjoy even on the coldest of nights. Rich notes of cherry pie and candied orange peel open up on the palate that drifts into a wonderful crème caramel and a wisp of charred oak. The whisky has ABV of 43%.

(BC Liquor Store Select product, limit of one bottle per purchase)