The new releases include Clyde May’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon 5-Year-Old, Clyde May’s Special Reserve Straight Bourbon 6-Year-Old, Clyde May’s 13 Year Cask Strength Alabama Style Whiskey and Clyde May’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon 15-Year-Old.
“We’re pleased that we can meet the demand from our loyal fans and consumers with these outstanding offerings,” said Roy Danis, President and CEO Conecuh Brands, LLC, in a prepared statement. “Those who have been tasting the special cask offering each year are likely to experience the subtle nuances of our cask strength program. Our Cask program started 6 years ago with our 8-year-old and each year we have released a portion of this whiskey. It is fascinating to see the whiskey evolve over this period of time. I believe our current 13 year old Cask Alabama Style Whiskey could be the best ever.”
Some of the Clyde May’s whiskeys (image via Clyde May’s)
The Clyde May’s Special Reserve Straight Bourbon 110 Proof is a select reserve of the producer’s special stock that is non-chill filtered and aged 6 years in American oak barrels. The Clyde May’s Cask Strength Alabama Style Whiskey 120 Proof is an exclusive, limited-edition release of only a few thousand bottles every year. It is aged for 13 years and part of the Cask Whiskey Continuity Program.
Another new limited-edition is the Clyde May’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon 15-year-old.
The Clyde May’s label, for those unfamiliar with it, is said to have been distilled since 1946 and legal since 2001. It’s the first official state spirit in the country and the official state spirit of Alabama. The portfolio includes Clyde May’s Original Alabama Style Whiskey, Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon, Clyde May’s Straight Rye, Clyde May’s Special Reserve Straight Bourbon and Clyde May’s Cask Strength Whiskey and Bourbon.
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.