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Clyde Mays Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml
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Clyde Mays Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml


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Rich vanilla and caramel aromas are enlivened by a hint of fresh pear carrying over to the palate, where rich caramel is underpinned by a perky fruit note. In Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon Adding water brings out a silkier texture and tames the alcohol heat, finishing rounded and spiced.


A mid-line bourbon with an interesting tart high note. Cherry, light corn and grains, not aggressive.


Thin body. Woody upfront, with a mild tongue burn. The oak is bold and complex but borders on cardboardy and there’s a lot of it, obscuring the more delicate whiskey notes. Edging toward dry, but with just enough (oaky) sweetness to keep balance.


Medium-long. Nutty, with the oak taking a backseat, contributing only some welcome drying tannins. Some bitterness (probably from all that oak) creeps in at the end. Pleasant, but commonplace.

With Water:

A few drops of water make the aroma oddly shy, even after several minutes of rest. The water brings some nuttiness to the palate, and thins the oak enough to bring out complexity. I suggest giving it a good smell before adding the water, which does help make the whiskey coherent on the tongue.


A decidedly middle-of-the-road bourbon. The cherry notes are nice, but rote, and the palate would be well-balanced if it weren’t for a heavy hand with the oak. For what it’s worth, it also makes a very acceptable Old Fashioned, where those oak notes are welcome and stand up to bitters nicely.

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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 Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon.
Rich crimson in appearance. Soft and sweet on the nose with aromas of brown sugar, baked apricot, wild strawberry, and nutmeg. Wonderfully soft with complex aromas of barrel spice, fruit, and oiled leather. Finishes long and delicious.
Wine Enthusiast
Category Bourbon
Region United States, Alabama
Brand Clyde May’s
Alcohol/vol 46%
Proof 92.00

Additional information

Weight 750 lbs