Clear Creek McCarthy's K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Oregon Single Malt Whiskey (750ml) (Pre-Arrival)

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THIS IS A PRE- ORDER - WHISKEY WILL NOT ARRIVE UNTIL MID TO LATE NOVEMBER. We rely on our relationships and our ingenuity to help locate new barrels and now we’ve tapped one of our most beloved producers, Clear Creek’s Steve McCarthy, for our latest aquisition. Most people associate Oregon’s finest distillery with fruit-based products and rightly so - his mouthwatering Cranberry Liqueur was perhaps the best-selling product we had during our last holiday season. What many do not know, however, is that every Fall he releases a very small amount of an Islay-style, heavily-peated single malt whiskey aged in local Oregon oak. His 100% barley distilled spirit has been legendary among those in the know for more than a decade – even featured in the late Michael Jackson’s indispensable encyclopedia Whiskey. Small allocations are sent out world-wide and they are quickly snatched up by those anxiously awaiting. This will be the first time that Steve McCarthy has ever bottled a single barrel cask strength whiskey for any retailer and it is only for K&L customers! His smoky, salty, iodine and pepper-filled dram is reminiscent of young Laphroaig, but with hints of Ardbeg and Lagavulin. It is truly the long lost child of Islay that was switched at birth and instead grew up on the Oregon coast. - David Driscoll, K&L Spirits Buyer

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- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.


- Highly touted for its Pinot Noirs, Oregon is part of the up-and-coming winemaking industry in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Most of Oregon is directly affected by the climate coming off of the Pacific Ocean, giving it mild winters and wet summers. This makes it a difficult place to ripen grapes, but some say that the harder grapes have to struggle, the more complex they will turn out to be. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are two important and successful grapes grown in Oregon.
Alcohol Content (%): 49