Adding a celebrity’s face to a booze label seems to be a bit of a trend lately.
After last week’s news that the Jonas Brothers were teaming up with Coors Light to create a limited-edition beer (complete with the brothers’ mugs on the bottle), this week there’s news that actor Nick Offerman’s portrait will be gracing his own limited-edition bottles of Lagavulin whisky.
Known for his role as Ron Swanson in the hit NBC television show Parks and Recreation, Offerman has worked with the distillery since 2014, promoting the brand via a YouTube Channel titled “My Tales of Whisky.”
Working with the assistance of Colin Gordan, Lagavulin’s distillery manager, Offerman created the 11-year-old single malt that is scheduled for release this month.
The actor also played a role in designing the product’s packaging that will feature his signature along with a quote: “I have traveled 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.”
According to Lagavulin, the special bottling “carries 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.”