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Clynelish malt is 'game' partner

By SPP Reporter

Clynelish Distillery, Whisky, Diageo, Game of Thrones, HBO, Galina Geunova, Gavin Ross
Clynelish Distillery, Whisky, Diageo, Game of Thrones, HBO, Galina Geunova, Gavin Ross

TO celebrate the eighth and final season of the critically-acclaimed TV series, Game of Thrones, distillers Diageo and HBO have released a limited-edition collection of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.

And the official launch of the collection took place at Clynelish Distillery in Brora on Friday when the public was invited along for a tasting.

The collection features eight Scotch whiskies from across the country, each paired with one of the iconic Houses of Westeros, as well as the Night's Watch, giving fans an authentic taste of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.

Each of Diageo's range of distilleries in Scotland have unique characteristics and produce a distinctive whisky representative of the local terroir. These similarities were the inspiration behind the collection, drawing an authentic storyline between each "house" and single malt pairing.

For example, Clynelish Reserve was paired with Game of Thrones' House Tyrell (SRP: £48 for 70cl; ABV 51.2 per cent).

And Game of Thrones House Targaryen – Cardhu Gold Reserve is fuelled by the same fiery spirit of the fierce female leadership of Daenerys Targaryen, celebrating legendary women and their unwavering perseverance. The Cardhu Distillery in Speyside, 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.

The other distilleries paired are Dalwhinnie, Glendullan, Lagavulin, Oban Bay, Talisker and Royal Lochnagar.

Each Game of Thrones Single Malt is available to purchase from each of the eight Diageo distilleries in Scotland.

Pedro Mendonca, director, said: "We are always trying to find fun and interesting ways to introduce our Scotch portfolio and what better way than partnering with Game of Thrones?"

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