McCarthy's Single Malt PX & Oloroso Finished Single Malts|
Claiming to be first at anything in the spirits world often comes with caveats. But, Hood River Distillers is one of the found craft distillers in the country. Since 1996, they've crafted McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt in in Hood River Oregon. They were actually one of the first whiskey's I sought out when started Seelbach's 5 years ago. After a lot of effort, we have two spectacular releases from them today. Whether you're a Scotch drinker dabbling in American Single Malt. Or, a bourbon drinker exploring something new. You will find these two bottles to be something special. Here's a little more about the McCarthy story and how they started.
Blend old-world tradition with Oregon ingenuity and you get McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey. Over 25 years ago, founder Steve McCarthy returned from a trip to Ireland determined to make his own single malt. Not only did he succeed, but in doing so ignited the craft American Single Malt Revolution.
In the pioneer tradition that made Oregon famous, our founder sourced two-row peat- malted barley from Scotland and found a local brewer to make the wash. Distilled in 60-gallon Holstein pot stills using single- pass distillation and non-chill filtration, McCarthy’s is aged in 36-month air-dried Oregon oak casks for a minimum of three years. Steve McCarthy was the first U.S. distiller to use Oregon oak in the early 1990’s. The result is a smooth whiskey with a boldly peated flavor profile that has been acknowledged worldwide, and is proof that great whiskey knows no boundaries