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Lagavulin Offerman is a very limited release 11-year-old single malt whiskey made in collaboration with Nick Offerman, the actor who played the Lagavulin loving Ron Swanson in the hit show Parks and Recreation.
Elaboration of Lagavulin Offerman Edition 11 Year old 75cl
Lagavulin Offerman Edition 11 Year old 75cl
- Appearance: Pale gold; very pale straw. Good beading. Medium body.
- Aroma: Mild overall. The top notes are unusually ashy for Lagavulin, but familiar hints of linseed oil soon reassure. Gradually fruity notes of boiled sweets emerge, as does a clean, fresh suggestion of the sea, like sniffing the sea air in a fishing harbour. With water, the aromas reduce and the more pungent, smoky notes come forward.
- Taste: At natural strength, soft and smooth in texture with a big taste that is sweeter than expected. Smoky too, with a little salt. A clean, fresh Lagavulin that is very lightly drying mid-palate. The sweetness is more prominent with water when the tastes are reduced yet broadly unchanged. Long and very smoky finish, as the smokiness comes through much more strongly. Lightly drying, with an appetising salty aftertaste.
PRODUCER: Lagavulin Distillery
The distillery of Lagavulin officially dates from 1816, when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell constructed two distilleries on the site. One of them became Lagavulin, taking over the other—which one is not exactly known. Records show illicit distillation in at least ten illegal distilleries on the site as far back as 1742, however. In the 19th century, several legal battles ensued with their neighbour Laphroaig, brought about after the distiller at Lagavulin, Sir Peter Mackie, leased the Laphroaig distillery. It is said that Mackie attempted to copy Laphroaig's style. Since the water and peat at Lagavulin's premises was different from that at Laphroaig's, the result was different. The Lagavulin distillery is located in the town of the same name.More about the Producer