McCarthy's Single Malt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt Whiskey is an American single malt whiskey produced by the Clear Creek Distillery.[1]


Aged for 3 years in the foothills of Mt. Hood, Oregon, McCarthy's is made from 100% malted barley imported from Scotland.[2] It is heavily peated, in the Islay tradition of single malt scotch, and draws comparisons to prominent whiskies such as Lagavulin.[3] McCarthy's was a pioneer of the single malt American whisky tradition in the early 1990s and has received equal praise and attention in the years following. The 2008 release received a 96 rating (out of 100) in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.


  1. ^ "McCarthy's Single Malt : Whiskies of the World from Whisky Magazine". Whisky Magazine, Issue 24. 2002-07-16. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  2. ^ Charles MacLean; Great Whiskies, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, 2011 ISBN 978-1-4053-6018-0 p249
  3. ^ Whiskyparty tasting notes

External links[edit]