Lagavulin - Offerman Edition 11 year old Whisky
75cl | 46%
|Series / Description||Offerman Edition|
|Age||11 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||46 %|
|Cask Wood Type||Bourbon|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP11489|
A very limited release Lagavulin, bottled for the U.S market only and made in collaboration with Nick Offerman, the actor who played the Lagavulin loving Ron Swanson in the hit show Parks and Recreation. This 11 year old Single malt has been matured in a mixture of refill and rejuvenated Bourbon casks, before being bottled at 46% ABV.
The whisky is said to carry the signature Lagavulin peatiness but with extra spices and notes of dried fruit to carry the smoke. The whisky offers a full-on tingle from the split second it hits your lips, with pronounced fresh berry character combined with spiciness. Elevated top-notes provide a more direct flavor journey than other Lagavulin expressions.
Official Tasting Notes
Appearance Pale gold; very pale straw. Good beading. Body Medium.
Nose Mild overall, with light prickle. The top notes are unusually ashy for Lagavulin, but familiar hints of linseed oil soon reassure. Gradually fruity notes of hard candy (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 slightly forward.
Palate 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.
Finish Long and very smoky, as the smokiness comes through much more strongly. Lightly drying, with an appetising salty aftertaste. With water, sweeter, though the smokiness still reasserts itself in the aftertaste.