This limited edition Game of Thrones whisky set will only be in 5 BC Liquor Stores

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Sometimes a riveting TV drama calls for a dram of Scotch. With winter indeed coming, in the form of the eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones series, the timing is perfect for the release of eight special Scotch whiskies inspired by the show.

HBO and Diageo’s Game of Thrones-inspired whiskies (BC Liquor Stores)

The limited edition bottles are the work of HBO and Diageo, with each of the eight scotches paired with one of the iconic Houses of Westeros, as well as the Night’s Watch.

Five of the eight, however, are subject to limited availability, and only five BC Liquor Store locations across the province will carry the full set. In Metro Vancouver, those stores are 39th and Cambie in Vancouver, Richmond Brighouse, and Park Royal in West Vancouver. Additionally, the complete set will be on hand at Fort Street in Victoria and Kelowna Orchard Park.

The remainder of the collection will be available at 50 select BC Liquor Stores. Individual bottles range in price from $65 to $150 and will hit the shelves on Jan. 19.

An in-store tasting is slated for the Langley BC Liquor Store on Jan. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m.

“We are very excited to offer this amazing collection of scotches to our customers,” said Adele Shaw, BC Liquor Stores’ category manager for spirits.

“This whisky series is sure to appeal to both the Game of Thrones fans as well as whisky enthusiasts.

“They’re coming from some of the most iconic scotch distilleries in Scotland with a wide range of flavour profiles, from the sweetly peated Lagavulin to the tropical fruit flavours of Clynelish.”

– With files from Alan Campbell at the Richmond News

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