What was Nick Offerman drinking on The Late Show?

According to YouTube, “hilarious couple” Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert December 15 to “battle for the Smooshed title in this Christmas-themed edition of Late Show’s signature cooking competition.” The competition is as follows: each contestant has about a minute to, well, smoosh together available ingredients — Colbert is the judge.

In keeping with his public persona, St. Nick surveyed said available ingredients and decided to “use that bourbon to fuel my creativity” by taking a couple of long swigs before he started any smooshing:

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Just one problem: that right there is quite transparently a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey (pictured at top), while Nick Offerman is officially a shill for two varieties of Scotch: Lagavulin and Oban. Now, Nick wasn’t the only one who went off-message on the Late Show — known Hillary supporter Megan Mullally told Colbert she was “feeling the Bern — I’m feeling the winning spirit(Wrong.) — and, OK: Lagavulin, Oban, and Bulleit are all technically owned by Diageo. But still, it helps to stay on brand, and I’m honestly surprised the lawyers for those varieties of Scotch didn’t draft a contract for Offerman that was just a wee dram more Bulleit-proof.

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