‘Game of Thrones’ Releases 8 New Scotch Whiskies to Keep You Warm All Winter Long

Game of Thrones can’t stop branding booze. There’s already GoT wine, King of the North beer, and most recently, Johnnie Walker’s White Walker scotch. 

Scotch lovers already stoked about that zombie-inspired release will be happy to know the eight new single malt scotches previously slated for release this month are now available, in all their peaty glory

The scotch comes from some of Scotland’s greatest distilleries. For example: the House Targaryen crest is on the label for a bottle from the Cardhu Distillery, in business since 1824. 

House Lannister comes from Lagavulin, which regularly produces some of the most highly-rated scotch in the world, and Talisker produces House Greyjoy. The Night’s Watch gets its own special Oban Bay Reserve which comes in a sleek-looking black bottle. 

Here’s the full list:

  • Game of Thrones House Tully – Singleton of Glendullan Select ($29.99)
  • Game of Thrones House Stark – Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost ($39.99)
  • Game of Thrones House Targaryen – Cardhu Gold Reserve ($39.99)
  • Game of Thrones House Lannister – Lagavulin 9 Year Old ($64.99)
  • Game of Thrones The Night’s Watch – Oban Bay Reserve ($62.99)
  • Game of Thrones House Greyjoy – Talisker Select Reserve ($44.99)
  • Game of Thrones House Baratheon – Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old ($64.99)
  • Game of Thrones House Tyrell – Clynelish Reserve ($59.99)

Basically Thrones isn’t playing around with this sponsorship; this is the good stuff.

Somebody needs a drink

There’s a long winter between now and the April 2019 premiere of Season 8. Some may want to watch seasons 1 through 7 in anticipation, and there will be an entire home bar’s worth of Game of Thrones spirits to go with the binge.

Be careful to not binge on the booze, though—there’s one more season to go, and you want to remember it. 

An Ultra-Rare Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing Can Now Be Yours

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The DeLorean may be the most iconic classic car with gullwing doors, but you can now own an extremely rare example of the vehicle that pioneered the eye-catching design: the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. 

A 1955 model that’s been in a private collection for nearly 40 years is currently being auctioned off by Dorotheum. In its time, the SL was the fastest production vehicle in the world, which makes sense given that the 300 series was initially created to compete in Formula One. 

Mercedes-Benz adopted gullwing doors on the racing version of the 300 SL three years earlier to save weight and maximize the potential of its 170-horsepower engine. It went on to win titles at the Nurburgring, Carrera Panamericana and Le Mans throughout 1952. 

The racing prototypes gave birth to just 1,400 mass-produced SLs equipped with fuel-injection technology that bumped power up to 215 hp. Other slight changes were made to make it driver-friendly. 

Dorotheum has further details: 

The SL was given bumpers, and to save money, the light alloy was dispensed with apart from for the bonnet and doors. The gear-box was returned to the front of the car, by the engine. However, the engine was the same injection-based racing unit from the prototypes. It was rocket science when compared to everything else trundling down the roads. 

It was cloaked in this most traditional of colors, as were almost 40% of its fellow 300 SLs. Even the interior was standard, inasmuch as you can say that about a vehicle like this: L1, blue-checkered fabric and L, grey upholstery on the doors. Add-ons came in the form of instruments in English, sealed-beam headlights, bumper guards and an SWF windscreen washing system. 

This silver gray example, No. 200 of the 855 vehicles produced in 1955, has been updated with black leather seats. 

If you’re thinking about bidding, prepare to spend up at least $1.3 million.