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Staff Pick

McCarthy's Single Malt Whiskey

Item # 14878 750mL
$59.96/ Single Bottle
$719.52/ Case of 12

Tasting Notes

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.

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Staff Pick Notes

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. Cheers! Steve W.

- SW

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