Forget the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve countdown: Nick Offerman has everything anyone could possibly need to close out 2016 on a positive note. In a reprise of last year’s whisky-soaked rendition of a perpetual Yule Log program, Offerman once again turns to Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky, but this time he takes up a glass an hour before virtual midnight and the dawn of the new year. Offerman sips silently for a full hour while New Year’s revelry goes on behind him at the actual Lagavulin distillery on the Isle of Islay in Scotland.
For those who find big crowds, loud noises, and raucous parties unappealing, this is the perfect way to ease into 2017. With Offerman calmly sitting and drinking in the background on December 31, his zen will be contagious. Let’s be real: After the year that was 2016, everyone could use some uninterrupted peace, quiet, and a glass (or two) of whisky.