Nick Offerman creates Lagavulin for steakBy Nicola Carruthers
Diageo-owned Lagavulin and actor Nick Offerman have revealed an 11-year-old single malt matured in heavily re-charred barrels, designed to be paired with steak.
The new Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Charred Oak Cask is the third whisky to be launched as part of the Diageo-owned brand’s ongoing partnership with Parks and Recreation star Offerman, which began in 2014.
It follows the launch of an 11-year-old whisky finished in Guinness beer casks in May 2021, and Lagavulin Offerman Edition Aged 11 Years in October 2019. Earlier this summer, Offerman and Lagvulin unveiled their sixth Father’s Day spot.
As a fan of wood, steak and Scotch, Offerman, who is also a wood craftsman, combined these three passions to create his ‘smokiest creation yet’.
The new whisky was aged in American and European oak casks that are shaved down then heavily re-charred. It is said to be the ‘perfect pairing for well-barked, medium-rare steak’ with Offerman recommending a seared ribeye steak.
Priced at RRP US$79.99, the single malt is available to purchase for a limited time from select US alcohol retailers, Reserve Bar and Drizly, as well as select retailers in Canada, Australia, Great Britain, China and the Netherlands.
To kick off the launch, the actor and Lagavulin have revealed their latest My Tales of Whisky video, Nick Offerman’s Smokiest Adventure Yet.
The video follows Offerman on a quest to bring a pairing of steak and Lagavulin to whisky lovers. It depicts the ‘epic lengths’ that Offerman will go to protect the new whisky.
“Believe me, if there was any way to bring the world this exclusive batch of superlative Scotch without repeatedly defying death, I’d say sign me up. Pull me up a comfy chair,” Offerman added.
“But we all know that’s not the world we’re living in. Your mission, if you have the guts to accept it, is to pair this new Offerman Edition with an exquisite steak and a mug of action. You won’t be sorry… if you survive the pleasure.”
Check out Offerman in the latest My Tales of Whisky video below.