McCarthy's Single Barrel K&L
Added on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 09:50 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 3 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 49.00 % Region: Oregon
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores

McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt       Barrel no. 158       Bottled Nov. 1, 2010

Exclusively for K&L Wine Merchants 

Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 

Nose of thick smoke, graham crackers, mustyness. Smells tasty!

 

Palate is thick with the expected smoke plus powdered sugar. A massive kick-in-the-crotch Islay style, an excellent peat monster. I described the standard McCarthy's as "earthy cupcakes in a glass" and this follows suit in a better way. Frosted vanilla cupcakes with a whirlwind of smokey, peaty aggression. When you're in the mood, it's great stuff! B+/A- 

 
Chris
 
N: Raw smoke and peat with a little green wood.
P: Powerhouse smoke balanced with an equal sweetness.
F: It's in the finish this really comes to life, with a cool mentholyptus peat that lingers long and satisfyingly. 
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