Lagavulin Offerman Edition: 11 Year Oak Charred Cask // 750 ml
Combining Nick Offerman's love for woodworking and fine scotch, Lagavulin is proud to present the Offerman Edition: Charred Oak Cask. This 11 year single malt scotch whisky has been aged in heavily charred ex-bourbon and ex-red wine casks to create the perfect whisky to accompany any medium-rare steak.
“I have travelled the world and sampled many attempts at pleasing nectars, but it is solely this distillation of Islay; a tiny, charismatic Scottish isle, that has claimed my palate. Yea, and my heart into the bargain.”— Nick Offerman
Carrying on a 200-year-old tradition of distilling excellence, the Lagavulin distillery is said to be one of the oldest distilleries on Islay. Founded in 1816 by farmer John Johnston and later led by Peter Mackie in 1890, the name Lagavulin would become the last word on the delicacy of Islay malts. Miles and miles of peat bog in the west of the island provides the raw material which imbues the barley with their iconic smoky flavor. The rich, peaty water from the tranquil Lochan Sholum in the hills above the distillery adds to the unique flavors. It takes time, but the Lagavulin team knows that patience is a virtue, and rushing good whisky is just not how things are done in Islay.
— Appearance: Brass with glints of gold plating.
— Nose: The peat smoke is upfront, but it is not a big slap in the face; it remains subdued in the background as you pick up the smell of fruit cake. Pear and green apple stand out more, but I find a lingering smidge of perfectly ripe yellow banana. Citrus zest and lemon grass come in waves. Just before the finish is a mix of jasmine and black tea; Earl Grey or English Breakfast. The end of the nose is vibrant with the skins of nectarine and hard white peach.
— Palate: The peat is robust at the beginning, and there is a quick burn, but the intensity dissipates fairly quick. The mouthfeel is creamy and soft, yet somehow feels light and clean. The highlight is the taste of butter tartlets similar to the kind my great grandmother used to make. While apple and golden raisin are present, the baking spices are minimal. The whisky is slightly tannic and herbal. There is a hint of sweetness that dances with a cigar ash and peppercorn for the finish.
— Volume: 750 ml
— Alcohol Percentage: 46%
— Proof: 92
— Age: 11 Years in Heavily Charred Former Bourbon and Red Wine Barrels
— Geographical Indication: Islay, Scotland
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