Clyde May's Alabama Style Whiskey

Flavored Whiskey

Clyde May's // USA

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 289 )

Clyde May was a moonshiner. He even went to prison for it. Most of what he made was un-aged, but some of it ended up in a barrel. Additionally, he added oven-cooked apples to the barrels creating what is known now as "Alabama style" whiskey. Recreated using a recipe of May's, this (sourced) whiskey is made using a mash bill of corn, rye, and malted barley and ages for 6 years. And yes, there are apples.

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  • Flavored Whiskey
    Whiskey flavored with natural or artificial flavors and labeled with the (pre)dominant flavor(s). Can be made either with or without the addition of sugar. Bottled at 30% ABV or higher.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"On the nose, baked apples are present, but not overtly so. Brown butter, soft-chew caramels, and a touch of vanilla continue on this baked dessert theme. As you taste the whiskey, however, the experience is not as creamy as the nose led you to believe. The finish is peppery and spicy and lacks finesse. That said the whiskey is priced correctly for the experience you get."

Score 82

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