The Sport of Thrones whisky assortment is about to cross fantasy realms and launch one bottle to rule all of them: a 15-year-old single malt whisky to be launched subsequent month with the title “Six Kingdoms.”
“Six Kingdoms” refers back to the remaining realm—spoilers!—over which King Bran the Damaged held energy on the finale of Sport of Thrones (he allowed Sansa Stark and Winterfell to secede).
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Six Kingdoms is a 15-year-old expression of Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky: a Speyside distillery identified for its sherry finishes. Six Kingdoms takes first fill sherry cask Scotch and provides a further layer of taste by ending that whisky in ex-bourbon barrels. Mother or father firm Diageo says the whisky is predominantly filled with notes of vanilla and spice. Judging by the outline (and the 92-proof power), we assume it’ll make a full-flavored, sippable dram. The Sport of Thrones whiskies have been comparatively hit and miss. However the “Home” collection of single malt releases had some scrumptious gems amongst them, together with Home Greyjoy and Home Stark.
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Mortlach, in the meantime, is a storied model, and a longtime favourite of Scotch’s most devoted connoisseurs. In recent times, the model has launched a few of the oldest Scotch whisky ever bottled, and this 12 months they revamped their portfolio with 12-, 16-, and 20-year age statements which have been properly obtained.
We’re warned that Six Kingdoms will solely be launched in restricted portions, and the $150 price ticket means they probably gained’t stick round for lengthy. Given the general optimistic critiques of the Sport of Thrones assortment, this bottle is nearly actually price selecting up in case you cross paths with it. However in case you do purchase it, don’t simply stick it in a closet as a collector’s merchandise. In spite of everything, all drams should die.
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