Following the undeserved success of The White Walker, Diageo has released two more Game of Thrones blends: A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire. I also picked up the Royal Lochnagar GoT so we'll do that one too.
Apparently, this one is primarily Clynelish, and is inspired by the House Stark and its sigil, The Direwolf (which looks like um a wolf). I guess Stark is up north, and it's cold with the wolves and all prowling around (I don't know, I don't watch the show). The label recommends it with ice, which is not a good sign.
The colour is a bright yellow. Not much on the nose - a bit of toffee, vanilla, honey and a very light touch of peat. Very little oak. Water brings out some lemon. Booooorrrring.
The palate is a bit better - more honey, a bit more spice (mostly clove) and lemon pith. Thin mouthfeel - and youngish, especially with water. Skip the water. Or maybe just skip the scotch.
The finish is fairly short, revealing more lemon and a bit of honey. As you may have gathered, this one is pretty one note - or really two notes (honey and lemon)? But I'm supposed to have this with ice, right? OK so now the nose vanishes of course; the palate is a bit rough but easier to drink, and somehow reveals more lemon. So I guess it's a bit better. However, either way, this is just too simple, too boring, don't bother. May you be washed away on the tides of history, House Stark.