Type: Single Malt
Score: 94 points
This Islay single malt is named for actor, comedian, and longtime Lagavulin lover Nick Offerman, who worked with distillery manager Colin Gordon to create the 11-year-old Offerman Edition.
The nose is rich and smoky with a gentle phenolic character and touches of heather, honey, soft spices, dried flowers, and a slight hint of brine – I’d compare it to a warm Islay hug. The taste has a rich, creamy mouthfeel with an excellent balance of smokiness and pepperiness complemented by a gentle touch of dried flowers along with honey, vanilla, and a hint of brine. The finish is classic Lagavulin: long, smoky, and smooth. Excellent! (November, 2019)