Cardhu Gold Reserve (Game of Thrones-House Targaryen)
Cardhu // Speyside, Scotland
Cardhu Gold Reserve House Targaryen 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 no-age statement single malt bears the sigil of House Targaryen--a three-headed dragon.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Opening up on a gentle sweetness, with plenty of vanilla and toffee, as well as red apple peel and a whiff of orange juice. Finally a touch of marzipan as well. Candy-esque almost. Too sweet? The palate is fairly creamy, with hints of toasted oak, caramel and sweet sugary barley water. It has a spicy layer as well. Lingering spices, then apples. Pretty short finish."