Remarkable booze that would revive the living dead.
When the white walkers stumbled about in Westeros, we knew Johnnie Walker had to do a special expression with a pun on it. And it's here, both winter and alimited edition of blended Scotch Whisky celebrating the unstoppable force of the pale ice zombies. HBO and JW owner Diageo teamed up and created something to soothe our waiting aches before the last season comes next year.
It's a cool blend of two single malt Scotches from Cardhu and Clynelish distilleries in northern Scotland, the real place by the Wall. It's meant to be served glacial cold and when you put the bottle in a freezer, the white and blue thermochromic ink will glow like the diabolical eyes of those fantastic ghouls.
And how do spectral man-eating monsters taste? Probably not great, but luckily, the White Walker blend tastes amazing with rich vanilla and red fruits flavors. It's smooth and unstoppable, like if the Night King played a sexy sax solo while his minions ate your face. So when Westeros is finally invaded by the zombies, you'll have a strong companion to keep your sword calm. How do you say "cheers" in Skroth?
First time trying a blend, it was smooth and very popular in my house, going to need another bottle.
Very average. Cool bottle.
I keep revisiting this hoping for more. Frozen is tolerable but super boring. Warm it has a bit of a burn at the end. Nothing really stands out except for the bottle wrap. Put in a couple thimble full of water and this is pleasant with the vanilla being pronounced, not a good representation of Scotch for this price point go for Glenffidich 12.
It was like 5 when not in the freezer. Once it was frozen, it didn’t taste good at all. Overall sour taste is what I got from it.
Love it...very forward on the vanilla and caramel. Deceptively sweet for a scotch. Not sure traditional scotch drinkers will like it...
Did not enjoy.
Amazing! Smooth, palate pleasing whiskey for a great price....at Costco.
Loved it everyone that tried it loved it very smooth
Nice taste, when it warms up it changes.
Not as good as the black...
Could be one of my Favorite Walker’s, what a surprise! Smooth, clean finish and nice notes. Winter is here
Different. Keeping in the freezer for me is new.
Closest to Red Label. Not bad, but not great. Add water and/or ice for this one for sure.
The taste is amazing.
Winter is here. I’m sipping this on the coldest night of the year, with temps (F) in the single digits! The whisky? Well, it’s unique. The packaging is lovely, if a bit gimmicky. The whisky itself is very reminiscent of a cognac; dried fruit and spices, but with a fairly heavy viscosity from the freezer. As it warms, it thins, and the character changes. Maybe more vanilla and less herbal. As many other smarter people have said, freezing this is probably the best way of enjoying it as it’s simply not that great otherwise. I’d put it somewhere between JW Red and Black. Overall, very glad I tried it, and I’m certainly enjoying it, but one bottle is enough, thanks.
Nothing special, just a nice drinkable blend.
I shared with some friends that are serious scotch drinkers and they all enjoyed it. Very smooth and is very appropriate for a winters night. I am buying more bottles.
Too grainy. Not smooth. Similar to Red Label, and altogether a poor blend. Tasted at room temperature, though the bottle recommends freezing (not a good sign).
Cool bottle, big GOT fan, not so great scotch. But oh well, will be pouring it when winter is here
I did enjoy it. Not my favorite go to choice but it is good. I have one more Im saving for a special day with some friends.
I loved it. Very smooth going down. Essences of oak.amber and a little sweet. I definitely recommend this. Thanks
Smooth and cool bottle.
This is the first blended I've ever had. Can't say I'm a fan of it.
Great designer label ,better than Red Label. I feel it is priced right and it looks good on the shelf. you could serve it at poker night with friends if they drink JW. rate it 6.5
Red label- frozen.
Love it, best served straight from the freezer, the flavor is sweet and evolved as it warms up. Great blend with a very unique bottle presentation.
Disappointing for a Walker. Clearly slapped a designer label on a JW Red to appeal to the broad, GoT audience. Bummed I spent so much on this one. Should’ve wait and splurged on a bottle of Talisker.
This blend is unlike any of their bottlings (much sweeter). If you think it tastes like Red, you need your taster fixed :P Also, did you freeze it? It tastes wholly different frozen.
Great bottle but I cannot say the same about the taste of this JW.
I would say that it is better than Red Label but that's all the good stuff I can say about it.
was not a fan the mixtures were not that great of a taste I did enjoy the bottle but definitely not a favorite at all
I thought it was smooth and light much like the highland strain I all ready love.
This is the first blended scotch I've had. I can't say that I enjoyed it much, but it may be that I have no point of reference. It wasn't awful.
spice, sweet, smooth and little fire. I dig it
Pretty spicy up front. Decent whiskey, but nothing special.
smooth, great taste, does not loose flavor after sitting on ice.
Nice and cold
You can taste the white walker...it feels cold going down, if you can believe that. Definitely a wonderful tribute one of the best shows to air on modern television...
Quiet nice I was expecting more from it
Easy sipping with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Better than Johnny Walker Black for sure!
As a huge fan of the show, I had to buy this when I saw it. JW isn't my favorite, so I didn't expect it to blow me away - but it did. Freeze the bottle, and enjoy a unique expression that is nothing like their other labels. It is immensely tasty, very smooth, with a much sweeter body than the others. And the bottle is really cool!
Acetone, young grains and some light honey and malt... meh
Taste like Fireball. Cool bottle is the extent of positives I can say.
I found it different from what I thought it would be it had a highland taste I loved it
Good, not great. Still has a bit of a bite when served ice cold.
Almost a liqueur when served cold. Abit harsh on the back yet enjoyable for a blended whisky
Very drinkable, for a fun marketing bottle
This is a solid offering from Johnnie Walker. As someone who typically drinks my whisky neat, I tried it that way and it had a bit of a bite, which isn't entirely a bad thing. Based on the label I threw it in the freezer. This smoothed it out substantially but when super cold it drank more like a grain scotch but as the glass warmed a bit the malts at the heart of the blend started coming through. Gimmicky, perhaps. My favorite, not by a long shot. Waste of money, definitely not. This is a bottle that any Johnnie lover should keep in the freezer to pull out as a conversation piece.
I enjoyed it cold and as the bottle said it does present different flavors as it warms to room temp.
Tolerable at room temp, undrinkable when cold; JW is now officially the Coors Light of the whiskey world with this bottle's packaging.
Worst whisky I own. Straight up lighter fluid
Sweetest, smoothest Johnnie Walker I've ever drammed. Does not drink like a scotch, and definitely don't need to add water or ice! I froze it to see what happens to the Special Edition label on the bottle, and it made the tasting extremely cool and smooth. Definitely smell caramel and the taste was liquid honey. Maybe a little too sweet for some, but no lingering taste to speak of. Great scotch starter for an introduction to scotch, but may taste water down for the seasoned scotch drammer.