McCarthy’s Peated Oregon Single Malt 3 Years Old
(Re)discover a True Classic
McCarthy’s Oregon single malt, from Clear Creek Distillery in Oregon, 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.
2022 Single Cask #5: McCarthy’s 3 Year Old Oregon Peated Single Malt
Age: 3 years
Quantity produced: 240 bottles
Details: Cask strength; Non-chill filtered; no color added
- Mashbill — 100% malted barley; UK barley malted with Islay peat
- Maturation Barrel Info — Oregon oak; 2nd fill barrel
- Barrel Entry Proof: 110
- Barrel Size — 53 gallons
- Finishing Barrel Info — N/A
- Length of Secondary Maturation/Finishing — N/A
- Age of Spirit — 3 years
ALSO FROM THIS DISTILLER:
- Type: Single Cask
- Pour: Neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail
- Glass: glencairn
About McCarthy’s / Clear Creek Distillery
Clear Creek Distillery, which makes McCarthy’s Oregon single malt, is one of the oldest craft distilleries in the country, and possibly the oldest outside of California. Founded in Portland in the 1990s, Clear Creek has always been a brandy distillery as well as a whiskey distillery, and the distillery moved to Hood River in the heart of Oregon fruit country in the 2010s. We love everything Clear Creek makes, but its flagship whiskey, McCarthy’s Oregon single malt, holds a special place in our hearts. We believe it was the very first American single malt whiskey, and it has been around for almost three decades. Through McCarthy’s, Clear Creek helped to establish the very idea of American single malt whiskey, and it has set a very high standard.