Tokay was a heavy, golden-coloured Hungarian wine.[1] The Master of Jordan College poisoned a carafe of 1898 Tokay destined for Lord Asriel, but thanks to Lyra Silvertongue, he did not drink it.[2]

Carlo Boreal offered Tokay to Marisa Coulter when she visited him at Limefield House in Will's world.[3] It is also possible that Mrs Coulter used Tokay to mask the poison she used to kill Lord Boreal when they were camping in the World of Cittàgazze.[4]

Behind the scenes

  • Tokay is probably based on the Hungarian wine Tokaji.



  1. La Belle Sauvage, Chapter 10
  2. Northern Lights, Chapter 1
  3. The Subtle Knife, Chapter 7
  4. The Subtle Knife, Chapter 15

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