Lagavulin creates new whisky with Nick OffermanBy Nicola Carruthers
Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman has teamed up with Islay distillery Lagavulin to launch an 11-year-old whisky finished in Guinness beer casks.
The single malt is the second expression to be launched as part of the Diageo-owned brand’s ongoing partnership with Offerman, which began in 2014.
The new Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish follows the launch of Lagavulin Offerman Edition Aged 11 Years in October 2019.
The new limited-edition 11-year-old was aged for four months in former Guinness beer casks from Ireland’s Open Gate Brewery, which is also owned by Diageo.
The expression has notes of ‘intense peat and charred wood’ along with hints of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and caramel from the Guinness casks.
The single malt has been launched ahead of World Whisky Day on 15 May and Father’s Day (20 June).
To celebrate its launch, Offerman has unveiled the fifth instalment in his Lavagulin: My Tales of Whisky video series.
Titled ‘Nick Offerman’s Father’s Day Part Five’, the new video stars Offerman and his father Ric, and playfully highlights how the whisky was created before concluding with the duo enjoying a dram in a pub.
“The opportunity to collaborate on this truly sublime, smoky giggle-juice renews my gratitude for the simple things in life, like a father’s love, and the good manners he taught me,” said Offerman.
Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish is available in the US, priced at RRP US$79.99. It can be purchased from Reserve Bar and Drizly.
Check out the latest My Tales of Whisky video below.