Clyde May’s Whiskey has announced two new releases – a non-chill filtered, 92-proof Straight Bourbon and a 117-proof, 8-year Cask Strength whiskey.
5-year, Non-Chill Filtered, 92-proof Straight Bourbon
Paying homage to Clyde May himself, this non-chill filtered straight bourbon is said to be a classic 5-year-old, easy drinking spirit. Using simple and traditional ingredients, the bourbon mash is patiently aged in heavily “alligator” charred new American oak barrels to produce flavors that “feature a soft, sweet nose of brown sugar, baked apricot, wild strawberry and nutmeg. Its soft palate delivers complex aromas of barrel spice, fruit and oiled leather, while the finishes are robust, long and delicious.”
8-year, Cask Strength
This 8-year old whiskey is bottled at Cask Strength to “release a full nose of citrus, peach and cedar. At 117 proof, the Cask Strength delivers layers of rich spice, apple and oak on the palate, and finishes with a lingering complexity of zesty orchard fruits and white pepper.”
“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 per 750mL bottle, while the Cask Strength will hit shelves on October 1 and will retail for around $89.99 per 750mL bottle. Only 3,000 bottles of Cask Strength were produced.
These two line extensions follow the brand’s first-ever line extension in October 2015 – a Special Reserve Whiskey for $59.99.