Johnnie Walker took over one of Australia’s most iconic venues Icebergs to launch its new Game of Thrones-inspired whisky, White Walker by Johnnie Walker.
An official collaboration between HBO, Game of Thrones and the world’s number one Scotch whisky, the arrival of White Walker in Australia was celebrated by a host of media, VIPs, influencers and representatives from Diageo.
White Walker by Johnnie Walker whisky tastings were held throughout the evening, hosted by National Johnnie Walker Ambassador Simon McGoram, alongside the delicious ‘Highgarden Fizz’ cocktail created by recently-crowned World’s Best Bartender Orlando Marzo (pictured above), who flew in from Melbourne to showcase his award-winning mixology skills.
Marzo’s recipe for the ‘Highgarden Fizz’ brought to life the icy White Walker by Johnnie Walker liquid by mixing White Walker with his homemade jasmine and strawberry syrup, yuzu soda, and topped with jasmine flowers. Other cocktails included ‘Fire + Blood’ (White Walker, red vermouth, Cherry Heering and garnished with an orange wheel) and ‘Rob Stark’ (White Walker, red vermouth, Angostura bitters, garnished with a cherry).
DJ Cassette looked after the tunes for the evening, with remixes of the GoT soundtrack a fine accompaniment for the roving waiters who served up a degustation, whisky-paired menu. Highlights included rock oysters with fermented Calabrian chili vinegar, a red wedding-style smoked red blood sausage by LPs Quality Meats, squid ink crackling evoking dragon skin, and slow cooked wild boar.
White Walker by Johnnie Walker (41.7% ABV, 700ml) is available at liquor retailers across Australia, with an RRP of $65, and is designed to be served icy cool.