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Clyde May's 8 Year Cask Strength Alabama Style Whiskey 750mL

Clyde May's 8 Year Cask Strength Alabama Style Whiskey 750mL
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CLYDE MAY'S 8 YEAR CASK STRENGTH WHISKEY
ALABAMA STYLE WHISKEY
MAVERICK WHISKEY
Alabama, United States


Tasting Notes
Complex aroma of red apple skins and flesh mix with pepper and vanilla, continuing into a fruity palate and a long lasting finish of apple, spice, toffee, and vanilla.

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This new cask strength release from Clyde May's Whiskey at 117 proof has a bolder flavor than prior releases — a full proof version of the classic.

This 8-year old whiskey is bottled at Cask Strength to release a full nose of citrus, peach, and cedar. At 117 proof, the Cask Strength delivers layers of rich spice, apple, and oak on the palate, and finishes with a lingering complexity of zesty orchard fruits and white pepper. A spirit this pure is best served with just one large piece of ice to help bring out its natural flavors without watering it down.

Much like when Clyde May distilled his renowned original moonshine, he did it in small quantities.

After serving in World War II, legend has it that Clyde May returned to his native Alabama to raise his eight children and tend to the farm that he had purchased before the war began. Like many farmers at the time, Clyde would distill the excess grains he harvested into corn whiskey — "branch-farming," he liked to call it. From the 1950s to the 1980s, May managed to produce nearly 300 gallons of whiskey a week just southeast of Montgomery in a still that he had designed and built himself. While much of May's whiskey was sold unaged, a portion of the whiskey he produced was aged in charred oak casks into which dried apples were dropped in order to enhance the flavor.

Always distilling whiskey outside the law, May was arrested in 1973 and served an 18-month sentence at the Maxwell Air Force Base. "He sure had a reputation for making fine whiskey," said Thomas Allison, a former officer with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Upon his release, May gave up his cell to the man who convicted him Attorney General John Mitchell, who was convicted in 1974 on charges relating to the Watergate scandal.

After May's death in 1990, his son, Kenny, took up the family business and began working with Kentucky Bourbon Distillers to produce a whiskey in honor of his father. Using his father's recipe and water imported from Conecuh Ridge, May produced the first legal batch of Clyde May's in 2001.

Today, Clyde May's Whiskey continues to be made from the same recipe that Kenneth's father perfected nearly 50 years ago — a mash of corn, rye and malted barley. Once the grains are distilled, they are aged in charred American Oak barrels for eight years. 

This new cask strength release from Clyde May's Whiskey at 117 proof is older and bolder than prior releases — a full-proof version of the classic! On the nose, red apple skins and flesh mix with pepper and vanilla, continuing to a fruity palate followed by a long lasting finish of apple, spice, toffee, and vanilla. 

Pick up Alabama’s favorite spirit today. 

Conecuh Ridge Distillery has released a new extension of its Clyde May's whiskey lineup. It's an eight year-old, cask-strength whiskey which has been aged in charred American oak barrels.

Age: 8 Year
ABV: 58.5


Maverick Whiskey
These are bottling with producers that like to color outside the lines, these rule breakers are using unusual grains or unconventional production methods but would otherwise be labeled simply as 'Whiskey' 

Cask Type: Charred American Oak

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  • Product Code: 8901601685
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $109.99
Alcohol Type
Varietal American Whiskey
Producer / Winery Clyde May's Distillery
Country United States
Region Alabama

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