Lagavulin, Nick Offerman Release New Rum Cask Expression


May 8, 2024

Lagavulin Nick Offerman holding bottle

Ron Swanson, the lovable curmudgeon from the hit TV show “Parks & Recreation,’ is celebrating the release of another of his own Lagavulin Scotch whiskies.

Well, not exactly. The distillery and actor Nick Offerman, who portrayed Swanson on the show, announced a collaboration to release the new expression.

Inspired by Offerman’s deep-seated affinity for maritime adventure, the new bottling combines tasting notes from the Caribbean, a region close to Offerman’s heart, with the flavors of the southernmost part of Islay in Western Scotland, home of the Lagavulin distillery, to create a sweet yet smoky whisky that is unlike any Lagavulin before it. The release is Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Caribbean Rum Cask Finish Aged 11 Years.

The fictional Swanson, who in the show memorably went on a journey to visit Lagavulin, might have a tear in his eye.

“Laboring together with Lagavulin blending master Stuart Morrison, we have landed upon our most delicious, exotic liquid yet,” Offerman said in a news release. “Now to silence the scandal-mongers. There have been many accusations leveled against me regarding my desire to concoct the perfect dram to sit and sip whilst viewing my favorite mermaid musicals, so that I might feel even more fully like a Scottish-Caribbean underwater siren-princess.

“To these scurrilous abusers I have only this to say: what I do in my own time, whether under the sea or above it, is nobody’s business but my own. Slàinte mhath.”

This Single Malt is aged for 11 years in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, then finished for over eight months in ex-Caribbean Rum casks.

Offerman’s collection of limited-edition whiskies with Lagavulin reflect his passions, favorite flavor profiles and places he loves to venture. With the fourth release, Nick sought to immortalize his expeditions through a bottle label that intricately depicts a journey through Caribbean sunshine, rough and stormy seas, and leagues in between to craft a dram that fuses the citrusy, maritime flavor influence of rum, anchored by Lagavulin’s home on Islay, the capital of peated, smoky whiskies.

To accompany the launch, Lagavulin and Nick Offerman have once again teamed up to create a comedic video spot for the ‘My Tales of Whisky’ series on YouTube, to tell the story of this liquid’s inspiration. The video follows Nick on a whimsical journey as he sets sail to craft the newest Lagavulin expression.

While journeying through the rolling waves and salty spray, Nick revisits past Lagavulin adventures in different cabins aboard his trusty sea vessel. In the spirit of Nick’s favorite place, the escapade ends on the hallowed grounds of the Lagavulin distillery, where he savors a well-deserved dram of Caribbean Rum Cask Finish with his dear friend, Mr. Pinky, portrayed by former Lagavulin Warehouse Manager Iain McArthur.

This Friday, May 10th, Los Angeles residents 21+ are invited to experience Nick Offerman and his whisky adventures in all their glory firsthand by stepping into a multi-sensory installation in Venice Beach. The pop-up, located at 57 Wynward Ave, will transport visitors to the Caribbean and Scottish Isles, fully immersing guests in the sights, sounds, and flavors that served as the muse for Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Caribbean Rum Cask Finish. The event is invite-only. To receive an invitation, enroll on AnyRoad.

At the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Caribbean Rum Cask Finished earned a double gold medal, making it the fourth consecutive double gold medal awarded for Lagavulin Offerman releases. 

This limited-edition Single Malt has an SRP of $89.99 and will be available wherever fine spirits are sold in the U.S., U.K., Germany, China, Taiwan, Australia and the Lagavulin Distillery in Scotland. Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Caribbean Rum Cask Finish can also be purchased via, where shipping and delivery options are available.

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