The Final Episode…

For the last year distillery after distillery has released special editions to celebrate the finale of the hit show Game of Thrones. Now, the final release has arrived and it would appear they have saved the best for last.

What’s in the bottle with this one? 15 year old Mortlach that has been matured in first-fill sherry-seasoned casks and finished in American Oak ex-bourbon casks, an odd spin on the more expected method of aging in bourbon barrels and finishing in sherry.

So let’s venture back into Westeros for one last drink, shall we?

On the nose, it’s all bourbon-soaked Speyside, heavy on the wood. Notes of camphor, when combined with the wood, give this a certain austere and subdued aromatic profile. On the palate, the whisky comes fully alive. The old Mortlach vibe kicks in, thanks to the sherry influence, and pours on the flavor. Classic citrus and roasted nut notes pave the way to an iconic blend of nougat, lemon peel, salted caramel, and a hint of green herbs. Fresh as a daisy, it finishes with some heat and a reprise of orange peel and some Christmas spice. This is the finale we’ve all been waiting for. This is a must have for collectors, Game of Thrones fans, or really anyone who appreciates a good whisky. This is a bottle who won’t regret buying… until it run’s out.

Buy online, while supplies last: Mortlach 15yr Six Kingdoms Game of Thrones Limited Edition $139.99

Dave Helt
Spirits Buyer
Vine & Table

 

 

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