SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, October 16th from 3-6!
Bourbon and BBQ tasting and replica of Clyde's 1946 Chevy he used for Moonshining will be at Empire!
For those unfamiliar with Clyde May whiskey, the story goes that it was created by one Mr. Clyde May, an Alabama farmer and war hero, in the late 1940s. Clyde lived in Alabama’s Conecuh Ridge and was a moonshiner by trade. Using copper stills, fresh Alabama spring water and local grains, he aged his whiskey in charred oak barrels and experimented with grains, stills, and processes until he perfected his own unique finish–Alabama Style. He added oven-dried apples to his barrels to get an extra level of smoothness in the final taste. His high standards and commitment to quality cemented his reputation as the "most-wanted" moonshiner in Alabama, if not the country. In 2001, Clyde’s son recreated his father’s famous recipe and began legally distilling his father’s brand while maintaining the same traditions that ultimately made his father’s whiskey the official state spirit.