While dark wings may bring dark words, dark liquor tends to have the opposite effect in my experience. Each of the major distilleries in Scotland were assigned a House to represent with a limited=edition batch of single malt whiskey that displays the unique characteristics of the families.
For example, Lagavulin is one of the most well-known scotch brands in the world, so it makes sense that it produced the House Lannister edition, who boast some of the most well-known figures in Westeros.
Similarly, the distillery for Talisker Select Reserve is located on the Isle of Skye, making it a perfect match for House Greyjoy, which hails from the Iron Islands in Westeros.
In addition to these limited-edition batches, Johnnie Walker has also released a special blend of its famous scotch whiskey, representing the ultimate opposing force in Westeros, the White Walkers. While most dark liquors are best served at room temperature, this blend was designed, like the Wights themselves, to thrive in the cold. Plus, the bottle reveals a hidden message when frozen.
Note: Prices and availability vary depending on your location
There are many differences that separate the various regional communities in Westeros, but one thing that connects them all is alcohol consumption. Wine is one of the most popular drinks in Westeros, with original blends created from the southern lands of Dorne all the way through Winterfell, and even the free folk north of the wall have their own concoctions.
To honor wine's role in this world, the show has partnered with master winemaker Bob Cabral to create original blends specifically dedicated to represent "Game of Thrones." We tried two such blends, the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Dornish wines tend to have the best reputation among Westerosi sommeliers, and the Pinot Noir is most similar to those flavors. It possesses a delightful sweetness while maintaining a sharp bite so you don't feel like you are drinking grape juice.
Similar to the Pinot Grigio, Insider Picks senior reporter Owen Burke noted that the 10% Riesling included in the Chardonnay, "was not offensively sweet," and that the wine had a, "buttery, dry taste," which would go great paired with Sansa Stark's favorite food, lemon cakes.
Beyond taste, one of the main selling points of these bottles is the beautiful labels, which display the different house sigils.
The Ommegang Brewery elected to produce a "Game of Thrones"-influenced beer. Unlike standard brews, the "For The Throne" beer is truly designed for royal consumption. It is a Belgian-style golden ale that is fermented with Pinot Grigio, viognier grape juices, and champagne yeast, served in a Clegane-sized bottle.
While the bottle itself is not as artfully crafted as the wines or the scotches, uncorking the top like it is a bottle champagne definitely makes it feel like a special occasion. Winter is here, so make sure that you are equipped with a goblet of this unique beer when it is finally revealed who winds up sitting on the Iron Throne.
Note: The beer has not been released for online sale yet, but you can use the brewery's beer finder to see where it is sold near you.