Nothing says U.S.A. and festive like Don McLean’s folk rock signature tune: “American Pie.” And since the “good old boys are drinking whiskey and rye,” Clyde May’s Whiskey is the perfect fit for ringing in the holidays for both men and women alike.

Clyde May, a World War II veteran returned home to Alabama to farm the land and became a legendary moonshiner creating whiskey from scratch. “Our market is expanding tremendously; we appeal to consumers that live in urban areas and are interested in Southern charm and a spirited life,” remarks Jay Liddell, VP, Marketing Director, Clyde May’s. Liddell adds: “It’s the craft beer consumer that migrates to our artisanal whiskey.”

And just in time for old St. Nick, the brand has released a limited quantity of Special Reserve which approximates the original Christmas batch. It’s meant to be sipped neat or mixed into a cocktail. The whiskey has a smooth finish with notes of anise and toasted oak. It makes even a hot cider better.

Enjoy a Red Carpet Drink this season with family and friends.

Entertain this holiday with a Red Carpet Drink Gift (Click here to give the Gift of Clyde May’s from River Road Wine).

Red Carpet Drink Recipe

Alabama Whiskey Cider
1.5 oz. Clyde May’s Whiskey
3 oz. apple cider
1 orange sliced
Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg to taste.
Combine apple cider, sliced orange and spices in a medium-sized pot. Gently simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs and add in whiskey. Stir well and serve warm.

Find Clyde May’s Whiskey at these fine NJ Retailers:
Canal’s, Berlin
Chatham Buy Rite
Joe Canals, Rio Grande
Lush, Ashbury Park
Passion Vines
Stew Leonard’s Wines, Clifton
Stew Leonard’s Wines, Paramus
Stew Leonard’s Wines, Springfield
Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill
Total Wine & More, River Edge
Total Wine & More, Union
Total Wine & More, West Orange
Wine Chateau

Find Clyde May’s Special Reserve at these fine NJ Retailers:
Total Wine & More, River Edge
Total Wine & More, West Orange

Find Clyde May’s Whiskey at these fine NY Retailers:
Stew Leonard’s Wines, Carle Place
Stew Leonard’s Wines, Famingdale
Stew Leonard’s Wines, Yonkers

Find Clyde May’s Whiskey at these fine CT Retailers:
Stew Leonard’s Wines, Danbury
Stew Leonard’s Wines, Newington
Stew Leonard’s Wines, Norwalk