Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This weekend we’re relying on dark and exotic packaging to steady our nerves before another soul-crushing Game of Thrones episode. So go ahead and lose your chill after George RR Martin offs your favorite character—these beer, gin, and rum designs will keep you looking cool.

Day & Night, by Backbone Branding
Since we can’t have a direwolf, this packaging is the next best thing. The inky, matte black sky translates elegantly through the entire collection of bottles, aluminum cans, and even glass beakers. Plus, the illustration reminds us that even if “winter is coming,” we would welcome the brisk weather if it unveils constellations that shimmer in the night sky.
(Via The Dieline)

Seven Stills Distillery, by Evan Tolleson
Now we go beyond the wall to channel the adorable yet sage Children of the Forest. Like the surprisingly old creatures, this whiskey capture an earthy look of well-aged nickel—with just enough rust to develop an intricate texture. But nerd diatribe aside, these bottles are a truly winsome combination of nymph-like whimsy and ancient myth.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Boston Light, by Chris Caldwell
Boston is a long way from Westeros, and yet this stormy rum is reminiscent of Theon’s cold and dank home: Iron Islands. We love how the austerity of the wet rocks and foggy nights have been transformed into a crisp, contemporary aesthetic. Though this brings up a great question: how are ships docking at the islands without a lighthouse safeguarding the way?
(Via Packaging of the World)

Silent Pool Distillers, by Seymour Powell
Looking serene enough to be the one sanctuary (so they say) insulated from the fictional war, the tropical color scheme of this gin transports us to the Water Gardens of Dorne. The shine of the copper and aquamarine glass, in addition to the intricate filigree, has us kicking our feet up and soaking in weekend vibes.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Cheers!