Imagine my surprise when I received an empty bottle of Lagavulin Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskywitha mysterious rolled-up piece of paper on the inside. Finally being able to live out my fantasy of reenacting a Police song, I aggressively unraveled the document and found a lone URL with the words "You're Welcome, Nick Offerman" underneath. (Nick Offerman, is, of course, the guy who plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation.)
After a little bit of light deep-web digging, my love for Ron Swanson and whisky came together before my very eyes with this video.
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The series, My Tales of Whisky, stars Offerman in a not-exactly-but-pretty-much Ron Swanson-like role expressing his love for Lagavulin while throwing bottles out into the sea for the public to consume. Maritime delivery, am I right?
As an avid Parks andRecreation fan and wannabe outdoorsman, I know that any whisky that falls under the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness is one I must drink and love, or—at least—pretend to love for the social clout.
The 43% ABV scotch proves to be up to snuff with its smoky flavor, smooth taste, and distinct ability to make you feel like classy motherf*cker. Lagavulin has been going strong since 1816 and is still distilled in the tiny, picturesque Lagavulin Bay in Scotland.
Lagavulin successfully caught the eye of one of the manliest actors, both on and off TV, and if this stuff gets Nick Offerman's bull running, that means they're doing something right. Thank you, Nick Offerman; you're like Batman—except you fill glasses with booze instead of sending criminals to jail—but you could probably solve a crime or two.
Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and likes his whisky like he likes his women: preferably older than him.