Clyde May's Bourbon & Whiskey Dinner
Wednesday June 8th
Clyde May's Whiskey Dinner
Special Guest : LC May, Grandson of Clyde
Featuring Clyde May's 15 Year Kentucky Bourbon
plus Four Marks of Clyde May's Bourbon & Whiskey
June 9, 2022 6:30 PM - 09:00 PM
$79 plus tax and gratuity
Providing for a family in rural Alabama has never been easy, as a young Clyde May learned after returning home from World War II. Like many of his contemporaries, May turned to a time-honored Alabama tradition to make ends meet: moonshine. Distilling and selling untaxed whiskey was big business, with dozens, if not hundreds, of moonshiners operating under the noses of law enforcement. It was a crowded marketplace, and one fraught with threats to life, limb and liberty.
But over the course of decades as a distiller, Clyde May managed to thrive, differentiating his product from his bootlegging competitors and eventually going “legit,” becoming the official distilled spirit of the State of Alabama, with plans to open a large, fully legal distillery within the state for the first time ever.
The man himself, Clyde May, is steeped in legends, which no doubt adds to the appeal of the whiskey. However, it is more than just myths and good fortune that has turned this outlaw distillery into a beloved brand that has united three generations of the May family in a common pursuit of great whiskey. Today, the youngest member of the family to join the Clyde May team, LC May, is now an ambassador for the brand his grandfather built and his uncle revived. “When I started with this brand,” said May recently, “my number one goal was keeping the story alive, the blood, sweat and tears that went behind this process and what this family's gone through to get it where it is today.”