McCarthy's Oregon 03-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oregon Single Malt
Stated Age
03 years old
Batch W16-02
42.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2018 7:22 pm by Norbs

Average value

€ 64.90

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Whisky Reviews for McCarthy's Oregon 03-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Sweet and smooth peated whiskey, pretty diverse in taste, although not very strong. Enjoyable one.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Some peat, sweet smoke, fake leather, 'Scapino-experience'. After that some grassy notes, hay, cow stable. ALso some coffee and chocolate, and a bit of cigar tobacco.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pretty smooth, pepper on the background, drying, sweet smoke, honey, some orange, caramel, chocolate. Some sour notes underneath, citrus.
    • Finish
      83 83
      A little pepper, some tobacco, cigar, sweet smoke, some fake leather again.

  2. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I think the people at Clear Creek, with a little help from the Widmer brothers, have succeeded to make a very decent peated whiskey that can measure itself with many single malts from Scotland outside Islay. The products from the home of peated whiskey are probably a bit too far fetched yet. If I want to make a little bit of a critical mark, I miss something particular in the character that makes it different from Scotch, I mean we are at the other side of the ocean. A separate style of US peated whiskey, I believe it should have a bright future.
    • Nose
      86 86
      You can easily find the peat when you put your nose above the glass. A friendly peat with some coal smoke, a dryish peat and a distant bonfire. Furthermore, there is a slight mineral site to this one, and a pinch of salt. Oregon is bordering the ocean, right? Then a clear sense of vanilla, or to be more specifically, custard. A few stewed pears (with custard) for dessert.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The peat is there, this time a more vegetal kind, and a shovel full of sand, a few autumn leaves and a beautiful kind of smoked honey. Developing into some liquorice root, more influence from the cask with vanilla and coconut, and again we have the pears at the end.
    • Finish
      85 85
      More of the above.


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