Clyde May’s Whiskey has introduced two new extra aged whiskeys: a non-chill filtered, 5 year old 92 proof straight bourbon and a 117 proof, cask strength 8 years old whiskey. These expressions have been released in September to coincide with both National Bourbon Month and the birthday of the brand’s namesake, Alabama moonshiner Clyde May.
The Straight Bourbon
Paying homage to Clyde May himself, a moonshine icon who is billed as having made the best whiskey Alabama ever tasted, this non-chill filtered straight bourbon is a classic 5 year old, easy drinking 92 proof spirit. Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon recently earned a Gold Medal in the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition and received a 93 rating in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
The Cask Strength Whiskey
This 8 year old whiskey is bottled at a 117 proof cask strength to release its full nose and flavor profile. Much like when Clyde May distilled his renowned original moonshine, he did it in small quantities, so Clyde May’s Cask Strength consists of only 3,000 bottles.
“Using a lot of great care and consideration, both the Straight Bourbon and the Cask Strength Whiskey stay true to Clyde May’s heritage and his craftsmanship,” said Ron Call, Clyde May’s Whiskey Master. “I’m delighted that these two carefully-crafted spirits deliver such great character and intensity, while being exceptionally smooth and appreciated by whiskey drinkers of all calibers.”
Jay Liddell, Clyde May’s National Marketing Director, said, “These new products both reflect the same great craftsmanship and passion that made Clyde May’s the Official State Spirit of Alabama, but also represents the future and potential of this brand.”
The Straight Bourbon began national distribution in early September with a suggested retail price of $39.99, while the Cask Strength will hit shelves on October 1 and will retail for around $89.99. These two line extensions follow the brand’s first-ever line extension in October 2015 – a Special Reserve Whiskey for $59.99.