Clyde May's Adds A Straight Rye Whiskey To Its Stable - The Whiskey Wash

Clyde May’s Adds A Straight Rye Whiskey To Its Stable

Clyde May’s, as we’ve explored over time, is a whiskey brand owned by Conecuh Brands that’s tied to the story of a famous bootlegger out of Alabama. To date all the whiskey under this brand has been sourced, though they are in the process of breaking ground on a distillery. In the meanwhile, sourcing continues as we learn about a new straight rye whiskey.

Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey, according to those behind it, is aged a minimum of three years and bottled at 47% ABV. That’s about all we know on it at this point, as Coneuch has put little else out on its mash bill, where it is sourced from and those other types of details you typically want to know.

Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey

Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey (image via Conecuh Brands)

“Right now, Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey is at its peak in terms of flavor profile and taste,” said Roy Danis, President and CEO Conecuh Brands, in a prepared statement. “Given the excellence of the product and current market trends, this is the perfect time to release this new expression.

“Rye is not new to those who knew Clyde. In fact, it was the only spirit that the bootlegger made and kept for himself, so this spirit truly honors his craft and dedication. Clyde made his rye in Alabama in open pot stills with fresh Alabama spring water and the finest local ingredients.”

Plans call for Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey to price around $45 per 750 ml bottle. Its bottle design is similar to the other Clyde May expressions, with this particular bottle having a green and white label that’s reminiscent of the colors used in May’s prison cell. An image of Clyde is on the bottle as well as images of the Court House in Alabama where he was tried for bootlegging, found guilty and imprisoned for 8 months.

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Nino Marchetti

Nino Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.