02 03 Wild about Whisky: Shock and Awe!!! The Mother of all American, peated, single malt whiskies.... 04 05 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 31 32 33

Shock and Awe!!! The Mother of all American, peated, single malt whiskies....

34
Clear Creek's McCarthy's Oregon single malt 3yo 42.5%
I'll read to you the blurb on the label: "Distilled from a fermented mash of peat-malted Scottish barley, barrel-aged 3 years"
Instantly, new rubber is prevalent indicating it's youth but then an aroma of kippers drizzled with honey pervades the dram and then massive all spice, pepper and vanilla emerge.
The palate at this stage offers the vanilla with powerful pepper and kippers on the finish.
A dash of water matures this whiskey and a strong nutmeg note appears.
The palate opens beautifully and intensifies the vanillas and smoky pepper.
Outstanding!
I am in shock and awed at how complex and balanced this American youngster is. 90
35 36 37 38