Clyde May’s Special Reserve

clyde mays SR

Price: $60 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Sourced / Clyde May’s

Region:  American

55% ABV

Aged For: NAS, 6 to 7 years

Mashbill: 55% corn, 30% rye, 15% barley

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: No

Additives used: Uses dried apples and cinnamon during finishing to infuse flavor, added color unknown

 


 

Color: Deep Orange

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Gentle fruits, raisin and apricots with a bit of apple. Vanilla custard and honey.

Taste: Becomes less fruity and more earthy. Chocolate, pears, dried fruits and orange. Dose of brown sugar.

Finish: Sour apple bite, then vanilla and marmalade. Warm and fruity. Hint of Cigar tobacco.

Thoughts: This is a pretty unique drink, and for a flavored whisky I couldn’t find anything to hate on, as my first thought is usually syrupy abominations. I was pleasantly surprised.

Score: 80 out of 100

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