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Game of Thrones – Whiskies of Westeros

“There’s no story so good a drink wont make it better.” – Thros of Myr

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you will know that the last season of Game of Thrones is fast approaching. Many fans of this bloody, brutal and shocking series will be homesick for the seven kingdoms. But now you can drown your sorrows and enjoy specially selected single malts, whose flavours have been chosen to represent each house. So whether you are a mother of dragons, or Lord Commander of the Night Watch, you will be able to find a beautifully crafted single malt whisky to suit your palette.

Luckily for you, there is no need to visit the distant land of Westeros to discover these wondrous whiskies. In fact, if you are staying with us here at Strathallan Guest House you can visit Cardhu, the distillery of choice for the Dragon Stone Gold Reserve single malt for House Targaryen. This is no fire-breathing backwash. In fact it is described as a whisky with red apple, caramel and nutty oak flavoured notes that goes down like silk. Perfect in front of a roaring fire.

A lot of our guests head towards the Isle of Skye after visiting us for a few days, if you are exploring the island too you can visit Talisker distillery. Home now to the House Greyjoy single malt. The golden copper colour of the whisky is from the use of charred ex bourbon casks, giving it a smoke and pepper scent with a dark chocolate tasting note. Skye is the perfect setting for this whisky, based on a family who ruled over the Iron Islands.

Every House featured in Game of Thrones has a specially selected whisky, so why not take an adventure around the Highlands and discover which one is your personal whisky of Westeros.

“…that’s what I do: I drink and know things.” – Tyrion Lannister

*This is not for the faint of heart. For only those with courage could also seek out the limited edition White Walker by Johnnie Walker.