About Game of Thrones House Targaryen Cardhu Gold Reserve
The smash-hit series Game of Thrones has teamed up with spirits giant Diageo, to create eight rare Scotches inspired by the royal Houses of Westeros. In honor if the eight and final season of the Emmy-winning show each bottle tells the tale of each of the Seven Kingdoms. These iconic whiskies serve as must-have collectibles for Game of Thrones and whisky adorers.
Inspired by the fierce Daenerys Targaryen, this single malt celebrates the fiery spirit of the legendary women of The Cardhu Distillery. Pioneered by Helen Cumming and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth during the 1800s, this was a female force to be reckoned with, trailblazing their success in time when the whisky industry was almost entirely male-dominated.
Cardhu was founded just one year after the passage of the Excise Act, in the Speyside region of Scotland. Helen would disguise the mashing and fermenting of grains at the distillery as bread-making, in an effort to avoid the taxes levied on distilled spirits.
While the tax collectors dispatched by the Crown enjoyed the tea and crumpets that she prepared dawning a red flag on the roof of her barn in order to warn her neighbors that Excise Officers had descended upon the region. By the turn of the century, Cardhu Distillery had earned a reputation as one of Scotland's finest producers of single malt Scotch whisky.
This incredible Speyside whisky possesses notes of baked apple and spice on the nose, transitioning into a rich caramel palate with hints of baking spice, and orchard fruits.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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