Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Clyde May's
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation new American oak
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • blackberry
  • peach
  • apple
  • caramel
  • sugar
  • nutmeg
  • toasted oak
  • spicy
  • strawberry

Clyde May's

Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 46%)
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A solid Straight Bourbon that is as straight-forward as they come with a soft, fruit-forward profile.

Clyde May was a WWII hero and a bit of a local legend. But when he got home after the war, he made his living as a moonshiner in the back-woods of Alabama. He produced high-quality Spirits and actually aged his Moonshine into Whiskey when other illegal operators were selling it right out of the still. He got caught and served eight months in federal prison, but as soon as he got out he built a new still and started over again. In 2001, Clyde’s son recreated the magic of that first aged Moonshine and built Clyde May’s Whiskey — legally this time — and their signature Bourbon is now the Official State Spirit of Alabama.

Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a bit of a departure from their core "Alabama-style" Whiskies. This is as straight as a Straight Bourbon gets with a mash bill of 78% corn, 12% rye, and 10% malted barley. It’s matured in new American oak for between four and five years and bottled at 46% ABV. The initial release came out in September of 2016 during National Bourbon Month and on Clyde’s birthday — which makes it a tasty sentimental favorite. But this little dram has its share of Gold Medals and authoritative ratings in the mid-90s across the board too.

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Clyde May's
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation new American oak
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Cinnamon Bronze

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose is soft with solid fruit tones of blackberry, peach, and apple over a background of caramelized sugar and nutmeg.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens warm with a note of peach strudel and caramel apples over toasted oak and a light spice.

Finish
The finish is medium-length with an interesting transition of strawberry and menthol tones.

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  • blackberry
  • peach
  • apple
  • caramel
  • sugar
  • nutmeg
  • toasted oak
  • spicy
  • strawberry
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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