So said Mr. Clyde May, the humble moonshiner whose spirits bear his name. His integrity goes into every impeccable bottle of Clyde May’s, named the “official state spirit of Alabama.” Born to a single mother, Clyde grew up in the Depression-era, where resilience and character were necessary for survival. You’ll taste those traits in every sip of his whiskeys and bourbons, made with the cleanest still possible, aged for years in charred oak barrels. Attention to detail and commitment to quality, then, and now. He’d be so proud.