Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Bengt, Brad & Chris

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Clyde Who? Straight What? Bourbon… from where? ANSWER: Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon from Alabama. What do those things mean again?

Bourbon: from America, with 51% corn in the original mash.

Straight Bourbon: from America, with 51% corn in the mash, in new charred barrels, minimum two years, within a specific abv range

Now you know! Here’s what we thought:

nose
Simon – wood, fresh water beach, corn on the cob
Brad – strong, caramel, sour crab apple
Bengt – caramel
Chris – honey, caramel, trail mix

neat
Simon – smoother than expected, sweet, corn, candy corn
Brad – aggressive, vanilla, you know you’re drinking hooch
Bengt – hot as fuck
Chris – very sweet, burn, warm

finish
Simon – late heat, chest warm, lingering, dark chocolate, old book
Brad – lingering, cheat warmth, long
Bengt – hot, wood, cinnamon
Chris – slight heat, cinnamon

splash
Simon – disappears, too much splash, light tho, very easy to drink
Brad – muted, no profile, heat dissipates quicker, prefer with a splash
Bengt – hot candy apple
Chris – cool, barky, refreshing

overall
Simon – 7.1/10
Brad – 6/10
Bengt – 6/10
Chris – 6.5/10

Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey – 46% 375ml – $ – Alabama

Try it? Sure. Buy it? Nah

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