GAME OF THRONES House Baratheon Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Limited Edition
Royal Lochnagar 12 Year House Baratheon is one of eight single malts Scotch whiskies made to commemorate the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Set to hit shelves in the fall of 2018, this 12 year-old single malt features the sigil for House Baratheon--a crowned black stag.
Distillery: Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Royal lineage drives the iconic pairing between House Baratheon and Royal Lochnagar. Similar to Robert Baratheon ruling the Seven Kingdoms upon the Iron Throne, Royal Lochnagar was deemed a whisky worthy of a royal family as it was granted a Royal Warrant after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited the distillery in 1848. Balanced with delicate fruits and spices, this taste of royalty is best enjoyed neat. Light notes of oak and sweet liquorice that develops into a rich, creamy vanilla coffee and finishes with a mild nutmeg custard note. These iconic whiskies serve as must-have collectibles for Game of Thrones and whisky adorers.
Everything about the plant, especially its two small stills and worm tubs, point to this being a classic, heavy 19th century site. Instead, its distilling team work to make it light. The wort from a rake and plough mash tun manages to be clear (which is not easy to achieve). Ferments are long, but it is the way in which the stills and worms are utilised which makes the difference.Distillation is slow to maximise reflux and the stills doors are opened after distillation to allow air in to rejuvenate the copper. Meanwhile, the worm tubs are run warm. All of this maximises copper conversation and produces a new make with the aroma of dry grass, a background of fruit and mid-palate depth. It is this weight which allows the bulk of the make to be aged in ex-Sherry butts.
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