Type: American Whiskey

Clyde May defines ‘True Grit.’ Born to a single mother shortly before the Great Depression, Clyde was raised in a time and place that required a dose of resilience and character — traits that would become a hallmark of the man and his whiskey.

Clyde May proudly served in the Army’s 77th Infantry Division during World War II. He earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart while commanding a 12-man rifle squad. Clyde's misfortune of being wounded in battle turned into a pretty good thing for whiskey-loving Conecuh Ridge locals.

Clyde knew a thing or two about crafting the finest spirits around, even if his methods were slightly outside the laws of the land. His high standards and commitment to quality cemented his reputation as the "most-wanted" moonshiner in Alabama, if not the country.

Clyde knew how to make great moonshine. And because of his handiwork, he spent eight months in the federal penitentiary at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, before he was paroled. Soon after his release — in true Clyde May form — he started setting up his next still.

Distilled since 1946. Legal since 2001. Over 70 years of authenticity, dedication, integrity and perseverance — that’s what it takes to become the first official state spirit in the country, the Official State Spirit of Alabama™.



Alabama Style

Award winning 4 year Alabama Whisky - 85 Proof

The Original" is aged 4 years in oak barrels and finished with a hint of apple.

Great over ice but a solid choice for mixing a cocktail.

Appearance: Deep, glimmering bronze

Nose: Distinct Aromatics of rich caramel, dired orchard fruits and green apple.

Palate: Warm, medium-bodied spirit with accent of black pepper hints of anise and taosted oak. Crowned by a smooth finish.

Straight Bourbon

Award Winning Straight Bourbon - 92 Proof

Aged 4 to 5 years in new 53 gallon oak barrels and is non-chill filtered.

You get dried orchard fruits on the nose and spice on the palate.

A full and smooth choice, best either on the rocks or in a May’s Manhattan.

Nose: Soft and sweet on the nose with aromas of brown sugar, baked apricot, wild strawberry, and nutmeg.

Palate: Wonderfully soft with complex aromas of barrel spice, fruit, and oiled leather. Finishes long and delicious.

Special Reserve Bourbon

Award winning Straight Bourbon Whiskey - 110 Proof 

A select reserve of our special stock that is non chill filtered and aged 6 years in American Oak Barrels. Incredibly balanced with a smooth long finish.

You get a generous amount of orchard fruits on the nose and clove and spice on the palate.

Nose: The generous aromatics are loaded with caramelized orchard and citrus fruits.

Palate: Harmonious and seamless, it finishes with a smooth long finish of clove and wood spices.

Straight Rye

Award Winning Straight Rye - 94 proof

Aged a minimum of 4 years, with floral notes, honeysuckle and apricot on the nose and spice and citrus on the palate.

Finish is soft and smooth with tannins that bring out black pepper and wood spice.

Best enjoyed on the rocks or served in a “Perfect” Manhattan straight up.

Nose: Floral notes, honeysuckle, apricot, oiled leather, anise, and vanilla wafers.

Palate: Spice, citrus off the first taste followed by cinnamon bark, short bread.