A Game of Whisky Tasting and Trivia, with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss!


One of the most fun additions to the Game of Thrones merch scene this year was the introduction of a Thrones-themed collection of single malt whiskies, celebrating the Great Houses of Westeros, the Night’s Watch, and our chilly friends in the North. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss get in on the fun now with a brand new series of videos debuting here! Over the next two days, Watchers on the Wall is happy to share with you D&D tasting each malt while answering trivia.

The Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection is available nationwide now wherever fine spirits are sold, so get it while you can. For collecting or for drinking-  it’s your call.

First up for the taste-test? A liquor inspired by an organization close to our hearts…

Game of Thrones The Night’s Watch – Oban Bay Reserve (SRP: $62.99 for 750ml; ABV 43%)

White Walker by Johnnie Walker (SRP: $36 for 750ml; ABV 41.7%)

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Game of Thrones House Lannister – Lagavulin 9 Year Old (SRP: $64.99 for 750ml; ABV 46%)

Game of Thrones House Targaryen – Cardhu Gold Reserve (SRP: $39.99 for 750ml; ABV 40%)

Game of Thrones House Tully – Singleton of Glendullan Select (SRP: $29.99 for 750ml; ABV 40%)

Swing by tomorrow for more whisky-sipping fun as D&D take on Houses Stark, Baratheon, Greyjoy and Tyrell! I’m off for Christmas shopping, and my list just took on a decidedly more malted tang.

Sue the Fury
Susan Miller, Editor in Chief of WatchersOnTheWall.com


  1. Mixing hard liquor with trivia questions, however easy, doesn’t seem like a good idea, but D&D sure seemed to be enjoying it 😛

  2. I would bid an irresponsible amount of money for the privilege of drinking scotch with David and Dan and asking them questions about Game of Thrones. If HBO is looking for charitable opportunities in the lead-up to the final season … I’m just throwing it out there!

    As an avowed scotch enthusiast, I’m very much looking forward to trying all of these sprits eventually!

  3. GoT-themed ale, and now whiskies – including House Greyjoy and House Tyrell.

    But still no Sandor Clegane-inspired beverages. Or even Thoros “the Functioning Alcoholic” of Myr.

    How is that possible?

  4. Ten Bears,

    I don’t even know. And with the Hound played by a Scot, no less. No Scotch for him? DENIED?!

    Picture the branding. Rory in one of his usual premiere kilts, but in character. “Drink it, ya cunts.”

    I’d buy that.

  5. Sue the Fury,

    I know! I remember Rory McCann had done some cereal commercials in a kilt. I just did a quick search and saw they were for “Scott’s Porage Oats.” *

    You’re right. How can they not have Rory McCann as a pitchman for Scotch Whiskey?

    Someday when I read the books I’ll be able to see how GRRM portrayed the character of the Hound. I just know that Rory McCann’s portrayal of Sandor on GoT has made him one of the most popular characters among show-only fans.

    All I can think of is that he’s not looking to cash in on his fame. After all, he could’ve raked in mega-cash hawking chicken after Season 4, but he didn’t. Someone must have proposed it to him. Perhaps he’s content to be off by himself on his sailboat…

    * YouTube links to follow. Comments with multiple links sometimes get snagged by the algorithm, so I’ll follow up in a few minutes in case anyone wants to watch the three commercials I found. The running gag involves two women and what’s under Rory’s kilt.

  6. Ten Bears: Someday when I read the books I’ll be able to see how GRRM portrayed the character of the Hound.

    Well, GRRM’s Sandor is not as warm and fuzzy as the teevie show has made him. Plus, a lot more tortured. But still, he’s a favorite with innumerable dogged (see what I did?) fans.

  7. Ten Bears:
    Rory McCann “Scott’s Porage Oats” commercials



    All I did was link (on the second i.e. later posts about the drinks) to a clip of “I Belong to Glasgow” with the song and scenes of Glasgow. Though I’m sure people will find Ten Bears’ Rory adverts more interesting (I can’t possibly imagine why!) I think there have been a few Scots actors in the show, the people playing Robb, Ser Roderick, Pod (are they related in real life? i.w. SR and P), Lord Commander Mormont (and maybe Jorah is Scots too, not sure) and of course Oz’s celebrity crush, Lysa. Rose Leslie is Scots too though her speaking voice (to me at least) sounds very cut glass English.

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