Why this US comedy star is getting his own limited edition Scotch whisky

Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman has teamed up with Lagavulin to launch a limited edition 11-year-old whisky.

Published 7th Nov 2019
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Named the Lagavulin Offerman Edition Aged 11 Years, the bottling is the result of both the actor and his character's love of the Islay distillery's spirit.

Speaking about the limited edition release, Nick Offerman said: “I have spent countless hours parsing the alchemy for a new, limited-edition whisky with Lagavulin Distillery Manager Colin Gordon.

"Together, we have concocted a most edifying nectar – Lagavulin Offerman Edition Aged 11 Years. 'Carrying the signature Lagavulin Islay Single Malt peatiness with sweet berry and orchard fruit notes, this Scotch whisky is for those who adore Lagavulin’s patented smoky flavor and the patience required to masterfully distill a Single Malt’ is what they told me to say, but I would rather just tell you that I am giggling with delight at the notion of people enjoying this limited-edition Scotch.”

On film

The collaboration between Lagavulin and Offerman began in 2014 with the launch of the My Tales of Whisky video series.

To mark the whisky release, a set of four new videos have been added to the My Tales of Whisky, which star Offerman and show him discovering the distillation process and the pivotal role of Scotland’s peat, to the craftmanship of whisky barrels.

His affinity for Lagavulin is well known, and Offerman has sipped a dram on seemingly every holiday and occasion known to man – most famously with his version of a traditional Yule Log video that has brought lovers of whisky and him together for the festive season year after year.

Where to buy

Lagavulin Offerman Edition
Picture: Lagavulin

Lagavulin Offerman Edition Aged 11 Years is available in America with a RRP of $74.99 and will be available while stocks last.

The new offering will also be available for purchase on ReserveBar.com, where a select number of bottles will be accompanied by a complimentary gift on behalf of The Offerman Woodshop, a small collective of woodworkers based in Los Angeles founded by Nick Offerman.

If you're in the UK you can also buy the whisky online at Drinks and Co and The Whisky Barrel.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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