Nick Offermans Yule Log for Lagavulin

The holiday season can be a busy and stressful time of year. Do you have dreams of just sitting in front of a burning Yule log, reading a good book, not having to exchange words and sipping some whisky? If this is you then we have good news, the creative folks at Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky have granted your holiday wish with a new fireplace video.

The Original 1960’s TV Yule Log
WPIX TV New York Burning Yule Log
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Unlike the original 17 second fireplace loop of the 60’s (full video below), this modern day Yule log loop lasts 45 minutes. You don’t have to get up and poke the fire, you don’t have to reset the grate, and you don’t have to do anything but sit back, relax and watch someone else sip a glass of whisky for 45 minutes (neat of course.) Silly or marketing genius? Based on the 1.2 million page views on YouTube after only three days, I would have to say genius or at least very clever in today’s social media stoked world.

Nick Offerman Sipping Lagavulin Scotch Whisky

It’s been 49 years since WPIX in New York City introduced the world to the all night burning Yule log. Whoever would have imagined all these years later we are still watching a burning Yule log on TV as if it were real. Some say it’s relaxing and reminds them of being at Grandma’s house when they were a kid. It brings back fond memories of stockings stuffed with holiday goodies, chocolate chip cookies for Santa and the smell of homemade apple pie baking in the oven. Lagavulin loves this idea but instead of apple pie, they want that wistful smell in your mind to be that of smoldering peat!

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Lagavulin and Nick Offerman promise this to be the most enjoyable fireplace-viewing experience of all time. They are requesting that the titans of the TV and video streaming industries replace their traditional Yule Log with this version from 10-11pm each night throughout the holiday season, the preferred hour of after-dinner Scotch whisky enjoyment, perfect for slowly sipping and responsibly savoring whiskey.

“You might be surprised by the calming effect my Scotch-inspired contemplation will have upon your digestion of holiday meats.” says Offerman.

Here are myriad reasons to join Nick Offerman by the fire and raise a glass of Lagavulin to spark a new holiday flame together:

  • You get to spend the holidays with Nick Offerman. Anytime. Anywhere.
  • Enjoy 45 minutes of uninterrupted Scotch whisky-drinking bliss and you don’t even need to exchange words. You can just gaze into one another’s eyes. But be careful, his are known to be quite mesmerizing.
  • The majestic ambiance of the flaming log will set the tone for any viewing location whether it be at home or while “working.”
  • His wood is hand-chopped and selected from his vast personal log collection. (Ah, I do believe that’s a gas fireplace.)
  • He’s good with in-laws, they find him quite good looking. Dashing, even.
  • It’s the only log worth watching. (Except for the original from the Mayor’s office below.)

Which one is best? Classic 60’s or modern? Watch them both then you decide!

WPIX The Original Yule Log

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