For all the wisdom Nick Offerman carries, he has one man to thank: his dad, Ric. Nick has always held Ric’s advice in the highest regard, and we have proof – just look at the last four iterations of the pair’s Lagavulin: My Tales of Whisky Father’s Day videos. But this year, Nick decided to put his best foot forward (or bottle, if you will) and embark on his most ambitious journey yet to create a Father’s Day gift worthy of the original Mr. Offerman’s approval. Together, ahead of World Whisky Day, and just in time for their Father’s Day tradition, Nick and Ric invite you to pour a dram of the newest release from Nick Offerman and Lagavulin Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish.
This new, limited-edition 11 Year Old Lagavulin aged for four months in former Guinness Beer casks from the Open Gate Brewery in Maryland is a true father-son creation. After a job well done, it is ritual for Nick and Ric to enjoy a well-earned beverage, be it Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch or Guinness Beer. This year on Father’s Day, they will uncork a bottle of Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish to toast to their mutual love of both tipples, and the arduous work required to taste and select the perfect Single Malt for the occasion. Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish is the second iteration from Nick Offerman and Lagavulin following the launch of Lagavulin Offerman Edition Aged 11 Years in October 2019.
“The opportunity to collaborate on this truly sublime, smoky giggle-juice renews my gratitude for the simple things in life, like a father’s love, and the good manners he taught me,” said Nick Offerman.
The inventive spirit of this collaboration is brought to life in the newest video in the ongoing Lagavulin: My Tales of Whisky series, ‘Nick Offerman’s Father’s Day Part Five.’ The adventurous tale reveals the lengths to which Nick went to create Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish for his dad. Now, Nick, Ric and Lagavulin are proud to announce their new dram of choice after a hard day’s work, which they recommend enjoying neat or on ice – but always over tales of whisky.
Lagavulin and Nick Offerman’s partnership began in 2014 with the introduction of the Lagavulin: My Tales of Whisky series. Ric has appeared in various spots over the years, showcasing everything from his master woodworking skills to his insistent preference for medium-rare steaks. The entire Lagavulin: My Tales of Whisky series can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/c/MyTalesofWhiskyOfficial, and the full collection of Nick and Ric’s comic shorts can be found here for your Father’s Day viewing pleasure.
Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish is a glorious adventure in ‘sweet peat’ through the combination of the intense peat and charred wood notes of Lagavulin with the roasted coffee, dark chocolate and sweet caramel notes from the Guinness casks. The limited-edition Single Malt has an SRP of $79.99 and will be available in the U.S. wherever fine spirits are sold.
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Today, Garrison Brothers Distillery announced Saturday May 8, 2021 to be the release date of Laguna Madre, its rarest and most coveted Texas straight bourbon whiskey expression ever. host a drive-thru release event with the special bourbon to be sold on a first come first serve basis at the distillery in Hye, Texas on May 8 beginning at 8AM. With around 2,000 bottles total entering the market, Garrison Brothers plans to have at least 500 bottles for sale at the event with the rest being distributed across the continental U.S to its partners. The highly-coveted release offers whiskey lovers and Garrison Brothers fanatics the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try a bourbon whose bottles will land in the hands of a lucky few.
Laguna Madre, over a decade in the making, represents the pinnacle of Garrison Brothers small-batch, handcrafted process. Laguna Madre is aged for 8 full years in two different barrels. Named after the beautiful blue waters along Texas’ Gulf Coast and the euphoria they induce, this high proof bourbon is first aged for four years in new white American oak barrels and finished for an additional four years in Limousin oak barrels. The imported French Limousin casks are highly sought-after, allocated and prized as they activate unforgettable flavors of woody vanilla, sweet candy cacao and thick, white chocolate. The creamy finish of this bourbon is both sensuous and aromatic, with a vanilla content that is off the charts and the liquid clocks in at 101 proof. Each bottle is housed in a custom-built display case, framed by a photo of the Texas Gulf Coast, and hand-signed and numbered by Master Distiller Donnis Todd.
“Garrison Brothers’ Laguna Madre Bourbon is a rarity as is its namesake...a uniqueness of complexity and beauty,” shares Master Distiller Donnis Todd, Garrison Brothers.
In 2020, the distillery had planned its first release of Laguna Madre to the market, but when the coronavirus pandemic hit, it changed everything. Dan Garrison and team knew this extra special bottle needed to be put to better use and dedicated the release to support an extraordinary cause. Laguna Madre was used to launch Operation Crush COVID-19 driving donations to Good Bourbon for a Good Cause the distillery’s 501(c)3 public charity. The 2020 Laguna Madre was only available at the distillery and earned by those who donated $1,000 or more. The organization was able to raise more than $400,000 to help American communities recover and rebuild from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to the special distillery release event, Laguna Madre will be available at very few select retailers and bars and restaurants across the nation beginning in May 2021 for those fortunate enough to spot and get their hands on a bottle.
A Napa Wine Legend Meets A World Renowned Master Distiller
Dave Phinney, owner of Savage and Cooke Distillery, is living the spirit-filled California dream along with his master distiller Jordan Via. The two began their story in the spirit industry within the California wine community. Phinney founded Orin Swift Cellars before releasing The Prisoner, a block buster bottle that he eventually sold, and Via started as a winemaker before starting an apprenticeship with Stillwater Spirits which led to his involvement in founding Breckenridge Distillery in Colorado and working on Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door whiskey project.
The two united their interests while working on Phinney’s vision of implementing California’s farm-to-fork legacy into the world of whiskey. The spirits made by the distillery that sits on a historical World War II naval base come alive with ingredients like corn, barley and rye all sourced from a local farm set in the Vaca Mountains and the mineral-rich water that flows from land Phinney acquired in Alexander Valley. They throw in a vino element to each bottle made by finishing each batch in one of Phinney’s wine barrels which include Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Grenache barrels from France. At the end of the day the brand’s sourcing, partners, process and location equate to a California born dream in a bottle, that awaits your sip.
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KAH Tequila is a brand created to pay reverence and honor to Mexico and its people both past and present. The word KAH translates to “life” in the ancient Mayan language, and the brand works hard to capture the enduring spirit of life in both its artistic packaging and the tequila it holds inside. KAH transforms the 100% hand-selected Blue agave into unique bottles of internationally award-winning tequila. Enjoy the life-giving taste profiles of their Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo all displayed in a bottle with art inspired by traditional Calaveras (sugar skulls) used in “Dia de los Muertos” rituals to symbolize death and rebirth, no two bottles are the same. Buy a bottle and celebrate life in honor of the living and the dead with every sip.
Nobody likes to be the one who misses out on an out-of-this-world experience. Sadly, many an electric-loving dreamer felt the FOMO after effects on that fateful day in November of 2020 when the elusive Tesla Tequila made it’s long-awaited debut and vanished just as suddenly as it appeared. Fear not our Fine Cask connoisseurs! We have partnered with Dram Street to offer a magnificent GIVEAWAY so you can have another chance at becoming an esteemed owner of the exclusive small-batch premium 100% agave tequila añejo that is Tesla Tequila. So hurry and remove your bid from Ebay for that empty bottle going to $900 and follow our instagram page @finecask for contest rules and details on how to get yourself the stunning hand-blown lightning bolt glass bottle filled with the delicious flavors of tequila añejo aged 15 months in French oak barrels featuring a dry fruit and light vanilla nose with a cinnamon pepper kick for a finish.