What are two of my favorite things during the winter? Peaty whiskies and a wonderful warming fire, so yes I can play Nick Offerman’s ‘Yule Log‘ while drinking Lagavulin over and over again since, well… I don’t actually have a fireplace.
Lagavulin happens to be Offerman’s favorite whisky. He also starred as scotch-loving Ron Swanson on the Television show Park and Recreations. Fitting enough, Lagavulin and Offerman have not only partnered for his YouTube Channel My Tales of Whisky but they have now also partner for the release of the Offerman Edition Lagavulin 11-Year.
This limited edition whisky was made available this month, October 2019, and Offerman collaborated with Lagavulin distillery manager Colin Gordon for the release. He also helped design the packaging that features a bearded portrait of him.
Nose: peat, pepper, fruit and spices
Palate: peat smoke, berries, spices and fruit
Finish: light peat smoke
Cost: $82 (depending on where you buy)
It’s peaty, creamy and absolutely smooth. After my first sip I placed my dram down and gave it a slow, but then rapidly moving clap. Bravo, Nick Offerman, you have done well! This Lagavulin is slightly less peaty than the 16-year but it is true to its name.
This would make the perfect gift for anyone who loves Lagavulin, peated whiskies and was a huge fan of Ron Swanson on Park and Recreations. If someone in your life checks all of those boxes, look no further, you’ve found the perfect holiday gift for them.
Its got sweet notes of berries, it’s loaded with spices (more so than most other Lagavulin expressions) and it’s got lighter campfire notes that hit you in the end. I absolutely approve of this whisky and can tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.
It’s a must try!
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.