donderdag 6 februari 2020

Game of Thrones - Six Kingdoms - Mortlach 15

I feel a bit like a vegetarian at a steakhouse BBQ-festival, because I haven’t seen one single episode of Game of Thrones. Nevertheless I’m writing about an exclusive whisky bottle, which is the final bottle added to the earlier released eight bottle range created for this popular TV series. It’s the gold labelled ‘cherry on the cake’.

The “Six Kingdoms - Mortlach 15” is the premium whisky chosen to complete this limited edition series. Earlier releases in this range were limited editions of Cardhu, Dalwhinnie, Lagavullin, Singleton, Clynelish, Royal Lochnagar, Talisker and Oban.

Six Kingdoms is inspired by the grand finale of the TV show and pays tribute to the fate of the fictional continent of Westeros. Other bloggers will probably tell you more about the GoT-part of this story, but I’m more interested in what’s in this bottle. This whisky was matured in ex-sherry casks and finished in American ex-bourbon barrels. Yes, you read that right, it’s more or less the opposite of what most distillers do. Expect a fruity but bold whisky with notes of vanilla and different spices. Mortlach whisky is also one of the ingredients of the Johnnie Walker blends. A beautiful “end” to this limited edition range.

Another important “end” last month was the Brexit. The Brits finally succeeded in leaving the EU. I don’t think it was their brightest idea ever, but I guess they won’t bother for my opinion. It did made me think of Churchill a few times, because he once did ground breaking work for the foundation of the current Europe and its institutions.

And this inspired me to shake up a variation on the classic Churchill cocktail, originally created by Joe Gilmore at the American Bar (Savoy) in London 😉

GoT your Visa, Mr. Churchill ?

4 cl Game of Thrones - Six Kingdoms Mortlach 15
1 cl Punt e Mes Sweet vermouth
1 cl Cointreau
1 cl fresh lime juice

Bring everything together in a shaker with ice. Shake for about 20 seconds to cool and blend. Fine strain into a cognac glass. A quality cigar is optional.

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