Oban The Night's Watch is part of the Game of Thrones Collection from Diageo. To celebrate the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, Diageo have collaborated with HBO to release a limited edition collection of eight single malt Scotch whiskies inspired by each of the Houses of Westeros and the Night's Watch.
Oban distillery sits beneath the steep cliff that overlooks the bay in the frontier between the Highlands and the Islands, separating land and sea, just as Castle Black sits between Westeros and what lies beyond The Wall and the terrifying forces of the Night King. This limited edition is bottled at 43% abv.
70cl at 43% alc./vol.
On the nose this Oban has aromas of hay and tangy savoury aromas, but calms into cocoa and Morello cherries.
On the palate there are instant flavours of dark berry pie and liquorice. Toasted oak joins the fray, and citrus and cloves add a lighter touch.
The finish brings back those cherries and dark fruits, alongside a hint of savoury.