McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt
Peated Single Malt
Clear Creek // Oregon, USA
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.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask TypeNew Oregon Oak
"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."