Nick Offerman Launches a Scotch Whisky Ron Swanson Would Love

October 14, 2019, 4:29 PM UTC

Ron Swanson is getting his own line of single-malt Scotch.

Well, technically, actor Nick Offerman is, but given how closely tied his Parks and Recreation character is with Scotch whisky, it’s an easy mistake to make.

Offerman and Lagavulin—Swanson’s favorite whisky on the show—announced plans on Monday to launch a new single-malt called “Lagavulin Offerman Edition Aged 11 Years”.

Hitting shelves this month with a price tag of $75, Offerman worked with Lagavulin Distillery Manager Colin Gordon to create the Scotch. He also helped develop the packaging, which includes his image, signature and a quote on his love of scotch whisky.

This is the first liquid pairing between Offerman and Lagavulin, but the two have worked together for roughly five years, partnering on a digital series called My Tales of Whisky.


There might be no more visible supporter of whisky than Offerman. On Parks and Rec, his Ron Swanson was a rough-edged softie who educated the world about the good stuff and showed that it was something to be slowly savored, rather than downed quickly. About the only things he loved as much were bacon and woodworking.

The character was especially fond of whiskies from Scotland, once saying “All my life I’ve avoided Europe, and it’s multitudes of terribleness, but it turns out, much to my surprise, there is actually one place in Europe that is worth seeing. These tiny islands off the coast of Scotland, where God’s chosen elixirs are distilled, barreled, and prepared for consumption. This is worth the trip.”

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