Distilled from a fermented mash of peat-malted Scottish Barley, aged and bottled by Clear Creek Distillery. The aromas of sweet malt, honey and bitter chocolate were among the first things we noticed with the peat smoke coming in to play on the finish.
Those of us out there who love single malt Scotch have most certainly been wooed by the incredible Lagavulin whisky. I have personally spent many hours hiding in my local pub from the miserable winter weather sipping on this intense whisky. Steve McCarthy, founder and distiller of Oregon’s Clear Creek Distillery, had a similar idea to mine. Whilst vacationing at a fishing lodge in Ireland when bad weather was keeping the fish away, he figured: What else to do but retire to the bar a try a few drams? He fell in love with Lagavulin 16 Year Old. This was all the catalyst he needed to create the McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whisky back in the early 1990s.
The nose: sweet malt, rich peat, and savory leafy aspect.
The palate: smoke and grain in perfect balance.
The finish: lingering oak spice and a touch of pine.
The largest wine region in Oregon is the Willamette Valley, lying between the cities of Portland and Eugene and home to most of Oregon’s wineries. As it does not have one homogeneous climate, it has been broken up into several different AVAs. In the best of them, the perfect amounts of wind, rain, sun exposure, and altitude combine to give Pinot Noir the warm days and cool nights it needs in...
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