The design is indeed striking. The front of the bottle features an Icelandic flag styled like a Medieval sigil with craggy mountains rising above it. And the back of the bottle sports a silhouetted sketch of Björnsson—lest someone think the vodka was referring to a different The Mountain. “What did George Foreman say? I’m so proud of it, I put my image on it,” Björnsson says, laughing. “Or close to that.”
The spirits company plans to pay tribute to the guardians of Iceland known as landvættir. “First we have the mountain (Bergrisi), then the dragon (Dreki), then the eagle (Gammur) and finally the bull (Griðungur),” Björnsson says. With the Mountain Vodka taken care of, the company is now focused on releasing an Eagle Gin, Bull Rum and Dragon “Shots.”
HBO recently announced that season seven of Game of Thrones was delaying shooting. Winter has finally come to Westeros, which means filming is on hold until winter also comes to Ireland. When production picks up, Björnsson plans on sharing his vodka with his fellow cast members. He adds the drink “stands strong on its own, served straight up, over Icelandic ice.”
But just how much Icelandic Mountain Vodka would they need to drink in order to stand up to The Mountain’s recently revealed, decaying zombie face?
“There is not enough water in all of Iceland to make enough vodka to make that happen.”