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Steve McCarthy of Clear Creek in Boston

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Steve McCarthy of Clear Creek in Boston

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:18 pm

Joe Howell of Federal Wine & Spirits will present a masterclass with Steve McCarthy of Clear Creek Distillery at the Omni Parker House in Boston, Friday, September 26, at 7:00pm. Clear Creek makes excellent brandies and eaux-de-vie, as well as the well-peated McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt Whiskey. More info can be found here. As well, there is a superbly-written and exquisitely-photographed report on a visit to the distillery here. (Yeah, it's my website. 8) )
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Re: Steve McCarthy of Clear Creek in Boston

Postby peat-chaser » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:27 pm

The McCarthy´is a very funny kind of bastard, made in oregon with malt from port ellen maltings on islay. Once we had it as a blind-dram in a tasting and nobody could tell it apart from an islaymalt. Just it´s rather expensive here in germany and it´s still just three years of age, but worth trying every time ....
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Re: Steve McCarthy of Clear Creek in Boston

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:50 pm

Actually, the malt is from Baird's of Inverness, the same source as PC and Octomore. Mine is not really the palate to judge, but I think the similarity to those malts shows. That could easily be the youth, though, rather than the malt source.
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Re: Steve McCarthy of Clear Creek in Boston

Postby peat-chaser » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:46 am

Well, I didn´t doublecheck the malt source, I just repeated what I was told on the tasting.
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Re: Steve McCarthy of Clear Creek in Boston

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:59 am

peat-chaser wrote:Well, I didn´t doublecheck the malt source, I just repeated what I was told on the tasting.


You didn't read my superbly-written and exquisitely-photographed report, either! :D If it makes you feel any better, when I asked McCarthy the same question, he didn't know himself, and had to go check.
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