Winter is coming once again and this time it's the final countdown to the war between Westeros and those pesky ice-zombies. To alleviate the period of waiting, HBO teamed up with DIAGEO, forged eight rare Scotches and paired them with the royal Houses of Westeros. Each bottle tellsa wonderful story about one of the Seven Kingdoms and each has a character so unique, we're afraid the Writer might kill it off. It's time to bring some medieval intrigue to your home bar and hum the intro theme.
Winter is coming in a bottle and one should treat this frosty Whisky that way. From Scotland's Highest and coldest distillery comes a wonderful Scotch Whisky distilled in harsh winter and it has a rugged character that represents House Stark. It's intended to be served from the freezer, bringing out rich and smooth taste of honey with a hint of peat. We imagine a cask ofDalwhinnie Winter's Frost sitting in cellar of Winterfell. It's sweet as Sansa and ferocious as Arya. It can't be tamed but its flavors will make you lose your head (geddit?).
Compared to the rest of my bar, this is my least favorite bottle. It’s pretty average and boring. Flavors aren’t bad but they’re not exciting or spicy, just very plain. Would call it good for a beginner.
Floral on the nose; spice and fruit on the palate; a nice, warming, spicy finish. A decent Scotch.
This was an excellent scotch for my preferred taste. I'm normally a Macallan 12 or Oban preferred sipper. I actually preferred this up against the Macallan.
Pretty average dram
It was ok a lil lacking the notes didn't really shine thru not for me anyway its drinkable but it wouldn't be one I reach for on a regular basis.
Definitely a sipper, but still palatable for non scotch drinkers
Decent overall flavor. Works just fine. Slightly more spice than I like, but that’s just a personal preference.
I absolutely loved it; it became my end-of-the-day-relaxer. Flavorful, and I enjoyed showing off the bottle and giving a review to whoever asked me. I will definitely be buying again
Excellent scotch, great mix of flavors and not too spicy. Just right.
Excellent Scotch, I enjoy showing off the bottle to friends and family, Great Oak and smoke flavors
It has an overpowering spicy taste. It is not one I would have again.
In my uneducated opinion, I think it has a Great Clean taste, it's smooth and has warmth but not a burn; this is my second bottle and I would order it again.
Not a favorite at all. Honestly, I'd advise staying away from it.
The chilled approach makes this the first scotch I truly enjoy!
A very good, decently priced Scotch. Excellent served cold.
New to whiskey. But I thought this was very good tasting. Seemed to taste a bit earthy compared to American whiskey.
Not spicy or any harsh aftertaste .. it has a pleasant fruity aroma, a pleasant sense of apple. Very smooth aftertaste .. you will not lose your head once you have swallowed. I may not fight a Giant to get to the bottle, but I would definitely ride a wolf to get to it. A pleasant sipping whiskey. Wish there were a bit of smoke and peat, but it is on the more mild profile.
Not as spicy to me as the flavor spiral suggests. Strong taste of apple with a nice undertone of pear. Beautiful nose. I can see how the flavor profile is meant to evoke a cold, crisp winter’s day, so it feels suitable for House Stark.
Though primarily an Islay drinker, I like to keep this one around for the occasional change-up. And at a sub-$40 price, it’s well worth it!
I really wanted to love this! It reminded me of sitting around a huge fire with rotting fruit nearby, much like life in Game of Thrones. In that way, I appreciated the effect achieved, but dang it was hard to drink. Still, I could tell this was a well-crafted scotch for the price point. Just not my thing.
An outstanding scotch! Would expect nothing less from Dalwhinnie.
This one is great, single malt, body and aromas. Great to keep the party on! Salud!
rich high-end single malt. I love it. Just enough smoke/peat.
This is a fantastic scotch, really caught me by surprise.
Good but not great. I will give an extra half star for the low price.
Really smooth and great for the price. Recommend trying.
I tried this multiple ways, straight up, on the rocks, and frozen (well chilled in the freezer). I will say straight up was a little strong on the smokey, peaty side. On the rocks smoothed it out a little. Frozen is the way to go, as the description says. Starts off cool and smooth and warms up as you swirl it around. Full mouth feel and warms the soul as it goes down. Will buy again, and definitely need to procure more in this GoT collection.
Great, smooth scotch with the right amount of smoke and left a nice spice on the tongue.
Loved it. Smooth. Would buy again.
Makes a great weeknight Scotch
I absolutely love the novelty packaging, makes for an awesome showpiece. The flavor/smoothness is about what you'd expect for the price, perhaps a bit better than the price would suggest. Overall it's a great value and represents something that you can show and serve with a conversation. Not sure I would feel the same way about the same exact scotch in a different package.
I enjoyed the series with this scotch. It was very enjoyable.
Winter is coming. This well help.
Smooth with a smoky bite. Not as much fruit as expected.
I did not get as much fruity flavors as the wheel would suggest. It had an interesting floral nose and taste which was offset by the oak and spice. Very interesting flavor profile, may not be for everyone but a good Scotch for the money.
Smooth, didn’t expect a Smokey taste.
Has a fresh crisp fruit smell to the nose. Has a sweet long after taste with a light spice after taste. Didn't try it on ice. A drink worth trying for the price
Absolutely love this! Chilled over a little ice, the smoothness and the flavor make it difficult to have just one, or two.... It has a little bit of heat that slowly warms the throat, and just makes you want more. One of my favorites. Would buy it again in an instant.
My favorite GoT inspired whisky. I was surprised because I had heard Cardhu was the best. I’ve had the JW line (they are very good), the Night’s Watch Oban, and the Cardhu House Targaryen in addition to this. I would definitely buy again.
Good but like the original better.
light peaty taste
very woody and warm
I would describe it as a mild scotch, borderline Irish for me. Some of it's strengths are weaknesses, so just depends on the drinker: Not too smoky vs no age. not expensive, but not complex either. Overall, it's done well, decent for mixing too.
This is an approachable, easy to drink, pleasant sipper. The nose is potent and all up front, which translates to the moment it hits your tongue. That first touch brings some spice - not too much though, followed by a woody medium bodied experience, with a hint of honey and winter berry. Finishes cool and mellow. For the price point, you can't go wrong, I was not at all disappointed, but not overwhelmed either.
Nothing to write home about. Not bad by any means, just nothing special about it. Pretty average.
Pretty bland honestly. No age to it.
Heavy wood flavor with a spice at the end. Not what I expected, but not bad either. I didn't get the "floral" or "honey" flavor. Looking forward to my tasters to further my experimenting.
for the price point I thought it was very good.
Very approachable. Sweet and refreshing
Pretty good stuff. Not too smoky. No particular flavor really stands out but all blend together well for a smooth slightly smoky finish.
Good, refreshing cold sipping scotch.
Very smooth without the kick, but still flavorful. A variety of flavors including oak, honey, fruit, and just the right amount of spice. One of my favorites!
Light amber color. Smell of vanilla not particularly strong. Definitely taste of vanilla with fruit notes, pear and apple. No smoke whatsoever. Easy to drink.
Water does intensify the flavors making it more tasty. Good everyday dram.
A refreshingly crisp and young Scotch with bright floral and fruit notes offer a promising finish. A flavor of apple and spices follow, teasing the senses a bit. The finish is medium length and is SPICY. Not in a powerful flavor way, but in a literal unexpected HEAT way... Not an unpleasant amount of heat, but very hot. The kind of Scotch I'd keep in a small flask and carry with me on a chill-your-bones kind of winter camp out to have a sip of around a roaring fire to keep the chill away. I hope more bottles become available, as it may become a favorite.
I was expecting a so-so scotch but thought I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did! Very smooth and just the right amount of smoke for me. I'd liked the balance of sweet and spice. Might look into the other GOT bottle to see how they hold up to this one.
Amazingly smooth, light, crisp scotch whisky for the price. The bottle and container look really nice too.
Light, beautiful and full of life. I can imagine Arya sipping on this before facing the Night King. Another excellent offering form the GOT collection.
Surprisingly good. Better than I thought it would be. Nice balance of flavor with a little sweet and spice. Nice and smooth, finishes well. REALLY opened up with some ice.
Not bad. Not bad at all. Gave this a 9. It might be more like an 8.5 but hey I learned to round up in school, aye! Interesting taste actually. I almost taste honey in it?? Overall is spicy and peppery but nothing over the top. Has a nice clean finish to it. And the spiciness is gone. I bought the bottle because of the label (tbh) and didn't expect much but dang, it's something I'll buy again for sure. I'm happy!
A positive, not what I was expecting experience. Would buy again. Recommend ice or a water bottle cap of water, REALLY opens up the flavor and matches the nose with the taste. I found it to have a hint of fruits and honey on the first touch that gets spicier the longer you 'chew' with a floral after taste when it goes down.
Winter is coming...and the fire in your belly you’ll get from drinking the whisky is incredible! The spiciness reigns supreme in the flavor profile, and honey that compliments give the whisky a taste that warms the drinker that’s much needed in the cold north
Very delicious. I like it better with an ice cube
Very good, much like anything else I’ve had from this distillery. I would recommend to anyone, novice or experienced scotch drinker, as one of the better drams available.
Tasty and beautiful bottle!
nice and smooth great tang and smoke hard to come by kind of wish i bought 2
Really fun bottle esp for the price. Won,t blow you away but nice crisp flavor... good balance of sweet honey, apple, and some spice
Nice smooth dram
This is Dalwhinnie but without that mild burn. Sweet, tangy, smoky, so many flavors. So good, I can’t believe I only bought one bottle.
Overall a great Scotch! It has the right blend of sweetness, spice and fruity floral notes.
Really smooth, and I was not disappointed. I would recommend drinking it neat with no ice! Dalwhinnie is a solid distillery which I got a chance to visit on my trip to Scotland.
Lovely flavor and color. Good neat or over ice
Admittedly I am a GOT fan so when these started popping up I wanted to give's a try. I actually went in with the intention to grab the Lag 9 but it was not in stock. This was the back up and I quite enjoy it. The price point for me can't be beat at around $30.
It is not the taste I expected but it is delicious. Very crisp and makes you smack your lips. Wish it wasn't a limited time only or it would be a staple in the bar.
Very well done, didn’t get the spicy so much as the apple and honey. Delicious cold, very unique in that aspect.
A little smokier than expected, but a really balanced and tasty whisky.
Sweet finish, spicy, but subdued. Great even without ice.
Great chilled. The north will remember
Was surprised by this Game of Thrones edition. Subtle bite/burn and sweetness to this scotch but not overwhelming.
Love it. Managed to find 5 of the 8 Game of Thrones single-malts in the Atlanta area. Tried this one first. It's rich and sweet on the tongue - extremely smooth, with just a bit of smoke on the finish. Looking forward to trying the other 6.