laphroaigaficionado wrote:It is not a bar, but I could recommend to visit Clear Creek distillery
in Portland, if it is not too far away. Their Single Malt whisky is excellent.
One could have a small distillery tour and taste the whisky.
They use malt from Port Ellen.
lohssanami wrote:This thread got me interested in trying McCarthy's since I am a big Islay fan, but I couldn't find anywhere that had it in stock. I emailed the distillery, and I just got an email back from Steve McCarthy at Clear Creek.
He said that the next bottling will take place around March 15th.
I'm sure the availability will be shortly after that date, and I'll let you guys know when I find it.
laphroaigaficionado wrote:Yes, I have visited Edgefield as well, but somehow I have not
been impressed. I wanted to see it, because it was also recommended
in the whisky bible, but I have to admit that I liked Clear Creek much more
(What also applies for the whisky, but tastes are different).
For me, the Clear Creek has reminded me a bit of early Ardbegs,
but this was the 2005 bottling, I do not know the recent one.
More information is available here:
The price per bottle is a bargain in my point of view....
Francisco Scaramanga wrote:"The McCarthy's is aged 3 years spending time in both virgin Oregon Oak and old Sherry barrels from Portugal.
I found this part of the description curious, since AFAIK, Sherry is not produced in Portugal. The name itself is protected by the Spanish and to call something Sherry implies it is from a very specific region. See this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherry
Port and Madeira are the only Portuguese fortified wines, although I am not an expert on wine.
MrTattieHeid wrote:Ryan, Federal in Boston also carries Clear Creek products, including McCarthy's when available.