2022 Single Cask #5: McCarthy’s 3 Year Old Oregon Peated Single Malt
We hand-selected this cask of McCarthy’s Oregon single malt from Clear Creek Distillery in Oregon. McCarthy’s is one of the very first American single malts and it’s the first one that we fell in love with. Clear Creek has made this exceptional whiskey for almost three decades. McCarthy’s helped to establish the very idea of American single malt whiskey, and they set a very high standard.
Made from U.K. barley malted with Islay peat and fermented, distilled, and aged in Oregon, this single malt was aged for 3 years and 11 months in a second-fill 228 liter oregon oak cask and has notes of leather, oak, iodine, and maple syrup-drizzled vanilla ice cream. If you’ve never tried McCarthy’s at cask strength before (or not in a long time), this is the perfect place to start.
Proof: Natural cask strength, 114.1
Quantity Produced: 240 bottles
Age: 3 years
Mashbill: 100% malted barley; UK barley malted with Islay peat
Barrel Details: Oregon oak; 2nd fill barrel
Barrel Entry Proof: 110
Distillery Location: Hood River, Oregon
Details: Non-chill-filtered, no color added