This whisky is an unexpected treat. Its package is so over-the-top with the Striding Man logo reimagined as The Night King and it’s frosted sleeve. It’s a completely new blend, unlike some of Walker’s previous limited releases, primarily made of Cardhu and Clynelish malts, it’s amber color gives way to aromas of soft baking spices, dried dates and cherries and a hint of freshly heated caramel. The palate reveals additional complex notes of vanilla, cinnamon spice and a touch of oak tannin. The long, spicy finish will keep Winterfell’s cold nights at bay.
Back in 1820, when Johnnie Walker first established his business, (and malt and grain whiskies were bottled singly) a market for them barely existed outside Scotland. Mr. Walker found that like wine, whisky can vary from year to year, so he started doing the unthinkable - blending malt and grain whisky to create a consistent flavor and a quality that could be relied on time and time again. Over 150 years later, Johnnie Walker's mission "to make our whisky of such quality that nothing in the market shall come before it" is still the reigning leader of blended scotch whisky.