Lagavulin 11 Year Old Nick Offerman Edition

Lagavulin 11 Year Old Nick Offerman Edition

(0.75l, 46%)

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A classic, throaty, savory Islay Single Malt worth the dram that makes a dream come true.

Lagavulin is one of the most famous Islay Single Malts and the top produced by Diageo. The Lugavulin Distillery was founded by John Johnston and Archibald Campbell in 1816, but records show that illegal distilling had been taking place on the same site as far back as 1742. It sits on a natural harbor on the south shore of Islay about half-way between Laphroaig and Ardbeg. It’s core offering — the sixteen-year-old — won an unprecedented four consecutive double-gold medals followed by three Single Golds at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Did you ever watch the TV show Parks and Recreation? Well, Nick Offerman is the actor who played the character Ron Swanson in that series. A running theme was the character’s love of Lagavulin Single Malt. Well, Offerman is getting a dream come true.

It seems that the association generated a lot of attention for the Whisky and the distillery. In response, Lagavulin 11 Year Old Nick Offerman Edition is the distillery’s tribute to the actor AND the character. The casks used were selected my Offerman himself along with distillery manager Colin Gordon. It is Lagavulin’s core Single Malt Spirit aged eleven years in a combination of refill and rejuvenated Bourbon casks. And it’s bottled at a perfect 46% ABV.

Smartass corner:
The character “Ron Swanson” and his love of Lagavulin Single Malt was inspired by the actor’s personal affinity for the dram. It is where the art of acting, the craftsmanship of exceptional Single Malt, and real life meet. It is the actor’s image — not the character’s — that appears on the label.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    Bourbon casks

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What does Lagavulin 11 Year Old Nick Offerman Edition taste like?

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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are classic Lagavulin with Bar-B-Q smoke, fresh sea grass, roasting citrus, and baked apricots.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is the perfect Islay with beach campfire, salted caramels, dutch apple pie, dark chocolate, and cigars.

The finish is dry with interesting notes of Grand Marnier and peat.

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Ratings & Reviews
Aroma is similar to other Lagavulins, maybe a little less smoke, but still present along with peat and and maybe some vanilla, pepper, and sea salt. The taste has the smoke and peaty flavor, there is a good bit of pepper present as well, and maybe some wood. A dash of water seems to bring in some sweetness and tames the pepper a bit. The verdict is that this is different enough to add to the collection of Lagavulin Scotch Whiskies on the shelf, and pretty darn good overall.
Great bottle from the masters at Lagavulin, you know it’s a Lagavulin, but it’s a special blessing of flavor and smoke, with the peat hitting you on the back end. Brilliant!
Green apple, white oak, peat smoke. Very pleasant.
Another great lagavulin....very smooth and fruity with a little less smoke than usual
If you like Islay whisky, and Lagavulin in particular, you’ll love the Offerman edition. It’s not as mellow as the 16, being aged 11 years, but that little extra bite makes all the difference.
Definitely a favorite. Smoky and flavorful
Color is a dark amber. Nose initially consists of leather and peat. Further nosing reveals a distant spiciness. The first sip is earthy, with a light smoky/peaty flavor, with a mild underlying sweetness. Mouthfeel is light, but not in a bad way. Additional sips reveal subtle dried fruit and the distant spice from the nose. Notes of tobacco (cigar smoke?) get revealed later in the glass. The finish is moderate in length, consisting of lingering earthy peat, mild spice, and a mild nuttiness. Not much Scotch experience to compare to, but overall this is excellent.
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