Designated as the official state spirit by the Alabama Legislature in 2004, Clyde May’s Whisky is a product of Conecuh Ridge Distillery and was first legally produced in 2002. Prior to this, the moonshine whiskey was manufactured and aged under the watchful of Clyde May and his son at a still designed and handmade by May himself in the woods of Almeria Alabama. After May senior died in 1990, his son Kenny sought a way to legalize his father’s legacy whiskey and collaborated with Kentucky Bourbon Distillers in 2002 to produce a run of 4000 bottles. Years and several bumps in the road later, including run-ins with state liquor agents and government legislators – the brand has maintained its status as Alabama’s state spirit. Clyde May’s Whiskey has gone on to win multiple awards including Best of Category at the LA International Spirits Competition in 2015 and scored 93 points at the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.