Why Buy: There is little to add to the legend of Lagavulin, founded in the south of Islay, in 1816. The producer is not merely one of the greatest names in all of Scotland, but in all of whisky, and its appeal spans generations and cultures. So distinctive is it, so defined — that haunting peaty smoke! that slow-distilled depth and maturity! — that a casual drinker of Scotch could probably identify its maker from a single, sublime sip. And the way this superlative single malt joins Lagavulin's peaty smoke and the residual sweetness of rum casks is as inspired as it is delicious.

What They’re Saying: Each of the three previous Offerman editions (2019, 2020, 2022) has won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and Whiskey Advocate named the 2020 Guinness-finished edition the #1 Whiskey in the World. And we can tell you right now: this one’s poised to take home some major hardware, too

Specs: An 11 year-old Lagavulin finished for 8 months in a Caribbean rum cask.

The Story: The Offerman here referenced? That would be none other than Nick Offerman, beloved comic actor and massive lover of Scotch, who has worked closely with Islay legend Lagavulin on each bottling in this wonderful series. An unlikely marriage? Perhaps. But also a hugely fruitful one.

Our Tasting Notes: The nose is rich and evocative, and transports you instantly to the starkly beautiful shores of Scotland: smoldering embers, a gentle tarriness. A second nosing brings notes of chili pepper, charred citrus rind, freshly fired crème brûlée, browned butter, and tarte au citron. Close your eyes, and you can pick up a distinct maritime and brine character. On the palate, that characteristic Lagavulin smoke — a slow-burning bonfire — is distinct and marvelous, but it's also backed by a host of complementary notes, among them cracked black pepper, tangy chilis, lemon, and lime, and washing waves of brine. The note of smoke carries to the finish, which adds a vivifying note of lemon and salt. Superb.

ABV: 46% (92 proof).

Fun Fact: Offerman is no Johnny-come-lately to Lagavulin; his love for the Scotch is so great that writers for the TV show "Parks and Recreation" wove that detail into his character, and, in the years since that program, he himself has championed the brand on his YouTube videos.

Our Guarantee: We always buy and source direct, so you can be confident that your single malt will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure yours today!


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