Clyde Mays Straight Rye
Aged a minimum of 3 years, with floral notes, honeysuckle and apricot on the nose and spice and citrus on the palate. Finish is soft and smooth with tannins that bring out black pepper and wood spice. Best enjoyed on the rocks or served in a Manhattan straight up.
In 1946, before the craft whiskey boom, Clyde May revolutionized the art of whiskey making by crafting a unique style of whiskey we refer to as Alabama style. Clyde discovered that by using dried apples in the aging process, it resulted in a whiskey of unparalleled smoothness and richness. The ultimate sipping whiskey.
Similar to our Alabama Style Whiskey, Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey is aged a minimum of three years, and honors Clyde’s craft and dedication. Truth be told, Clyde May was a moonshiner and he had the rap sheet to prove it. When the law came knocking, he had more than his fair share of rye grain in his possession, and the court wanted answers. And if Clyde couldn’t spin a yarn same as he could make whiskey, he’d have spent a heck of a lot longer than eight months in jail.
Clyde’s famous whiskey was made on hand-built copper pots, made with fresh Alabama spring water and the finest local ingredients. Turns out, we are finally ready to tell the law what Clyde was doing with all that rye grain. He wasn’t making bread.