Situated on the banks of Lagavulin Bay on the island of Islay, Lagavulin Distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Distilling took place on the banks of Lagavulin Bay as early as 1742, and by the turn of the century, there were as many as ten illicit stills operating in the area. In 1816, John Johnson founded the first legal distillery on the site, and within a year Archibald Campbell had opened a second. After Johnson's death, Alexander Graham acquired Johnston's distillery and eventually united the two distilleries together under the Lagavulin name. Since that time, the rich, peaty water that runs down the brown burn and through the Solan Lochs into the hills just next to Lagavulin Bay has served as the lifeblood of the distillery.
After spending years as an enthusiast and semi-official spokesman for Lagavulin—the whiskey distillery of choice for his Parks & Recreation character Ron Swanson—Offerman was finally invited to aid in the creation of a special "Offerman Edition" bottle of Lagavulin, with his face stamped onto every bottle.
Actor Nick Offerman is one of many Lagavulin enthusiasts in the world and an avid fan of Guinness. This is why he wanted to create a special gift, dedicated to his dad from whom he inherited these passions. For Father's Day 2021, he set on a mission to combine them into the best Father's Day gift and create a new whisky.
After being finished for 4 months in barrels from the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, MD, this unique edition of 11-year-old Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch boasts a palate full of chocolate, vanilla, and chili-pepper flavors as well as a golden-brown hue. Bottled at 92 proof, this is the perfect gift to offer your dad for Father’s Day.