McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt
Added on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 06:58 PM
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  Age: 3 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Oregon
  Price: $47 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n: not bad.  Butterscotch and moss

 

p:  Thin mouthfeel.  Youngish and simple.  The peat is obvious but somehow falls flat.  Earthy.  Reminds me of a weak Finlaggan.

 

Too much water, too little time in the barrel.  It's got character though.

Tim
 
N: There's a distant undercurrent of peat on the nose with a solventy, alcoholic top-end. Some maltiness hiding out in the body. There's also a vaguely metallic note.

P: Oily, smooth on the palate, with a distinct Islay flavor with peat and medicinal notes. Some malt, gentle heat.

F: A briefly warming note, the peat and medicine continues. Dries slightly to a malty, light grain note; a lasting, slightly oily finish. 
 
I tasted this not knowing anything about it and was surprised to find Islay in Oregon. It needs something to get going; the nose isn't great but it's decent on the palate. A little more dimension and this could be a fairly solid American whiskey.  
Kevin
 

N: Peat, butterscotch, light fruits, tad sherried. 

P: Burnt rubber & peat, gasoline, cleaning solution - waaaay too strong alcohol

F: Fire breathing dragon

 

Tossed the rest of the glass out. Not much flavor and overwhelming heat. 

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