NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Diageo, the makers of some of Scotland’s finest single malt whiskies including Lagavulin® and Oban®, has collaborated with actor, humorist, woodworker and self-proclaimed human being Nick Offerman to create an original video content series entitled My Tales of Whisky. As the title suggests, the original content pieces are musings on Scotch whisky. As the title may not suggest, the series goes live on the interweb today.
The creative team behind My Tales of Whisky exports scotch enthusiast Nick Offerman’s deadpan humor and exceptional use of plaid to two of Scotland’s esteemed seaside distilleries, Lagavulin and Oban. The storylines range from an epic transcontinental journey to prove his familiarity with his dram of choice to a ‘documentary’ (the not-real-kind) on how the beloved Oban single malt whisky gets made.
When asked to comment on My Tales of Whisky and the proverbial pedestal upon which these fine whiskies are placed, Offerman reached deep into his library, dusted off a book and selected a passage written by one the great masters of contemporary civilization. Translating Virgil’s Aeneid from its original Latin, Offerman stated, “Believe one who has tried it.”
(Spoiler Alert!) In the My Tales of Whisky series, viewers who decide to trust the aficionado will discover a number of things, including:
- What happens when you try to pull a fast one on a Lagavulin lover. (Hint: it makes your friend who sent back that bottle of Chateaux Whatever because it might be corked look like a lazy amateur.) – That’s Not Lagavulin
- Historic poetry masters inspire greatness. – Poetry
- The Oban Ping Pong Club looks competitive. – The Makers of Oban
- Whether or not the taste of wooly cattle is existentially something you’d want to know the taste of. –Taste It All
- A rhyme for remembering moderation in drinking. – Music Video
- Nick Offerman likes his Scotch whisky.
To view the videos please visit the My Tales of Whisky YouTube channel at http://tinyurl.com/MyTalesOfWhisky or join the conversation by using #MyTalesOfWhisky on social media. However you enjoy My Tales of Whisky, the makers of Lagavulin® and Oban® Scotch whiskies, and Nick Offerman, remind you to enjoy your whisky in moderation.
About Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman is an actor, humorist and woodworker. He operates Offerman Woodshop in Los Angeles, where he and his co-op build custom furniture, canoes, ukuleles and other sundry items. Offerman’s first book, “Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living” debuted on The New York Times Best Sellers list for non-fiction in October 2013.
Since 1816, Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been made in a picturesque huddle of buildings on Lagavulin Bay. Perhaps the most beautifully situated of distilleries, Lagavulin makes arguably the most intensely flavored, smoky and rich whisky of all. For many, this is the definitive Islay malt.
The Oban Distillery – one of the oldest and smallest distilleries in Scotland – has been making fine Single malt whisky since 1794. Made by a small group of artisans, Oban Scotch whisky is distilled in tiny lantern-shaped copper pot stills, which are among the smallest in Scotland. In fact, the stills are so small they need to rest between each batch so the copper can recuperate. This results in a truly balanced, extremely smooth whisky.
Situated on a little bay between the West Highlands and the Islands, a mild maritime climate with a background of heather and peat is perfectly echoed in the malt whisky produced at Oban.
Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s, Windsor and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.
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