McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt

Peated Single Malt

Clear Creek // Oregon, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    80
  • Avg. Rating

    3.55
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 106 )

McCarthy's Single Malt Whiskey is produced at Clear Creek Distillery outside of Portland, Oregon. Master Distiller Stephen McCarthy, ever the spirits pioneer, wanted to make an American whiskey in the style of Islay Scotch, but give it a local spin. So he sourced peated malted barley from Scotland, distilled it in Oregon, and aged it in Oregon oak.

  • age
    3
  • abv
    42.5
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    New Oregon Oak

Tasting Notes

"The peat is front and center here, but missing that certain je ne sais fishiness of some Islay peated Scotch. The heavy smoke floats over freshly cut wood chip notes mixed with some buttered popcorn, honey and green apple. Cereal textures pleasantly coat the tongue on the finish. Solid effort and stands alone as its own thing."

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