Clyde May’s Whiskey, Conecuh Brand’s award-winning whiskey, is proud to announce its partnership as the official North American Whiskey sponsor of UBS Arena and the New York Islanders. Starting with the 2022 season, the collaboration will bring together the official state spirit of Alabama and the pride of Long Island. The multi-year agreement is one of the first of its kind in the new state-of-the-art UBS Arena.
The Whiskey will be featured throughout UBS Arena in the venue’s eight bars, premium club spaces, including the UBS Club, and private suites. Additionally, the Clyde May’s Whiskey Bar — a dedicated and branded bar — will be located in the Tailgate Bar area on the upper concourse. The bar is designed to evoke southern comfort and the legacy of the great moonshiner for whom the brand and bar are named. The bar will also highlight a new signature cocktail: The Islander Smash, a take on a classic whiskey smash.
“We are thrilled to bring our legendary whiskey to UBS Arena and The New York Islanders during their 50th anniversary season and beyond,” said Roy Danis, Conecuh Brands CEO. “Long Island is not only the home of one of the most dedicated hockey fan bases but of Conecuh’s headquarters as well. We look forward to bringing the fans the ultimate experience.”
Named the official state spirit of Alabama, The story begins in 1946, when Clyde’s commitment to quality cemented his reputation as one of the best moonshiners in the country. That legacy lives on today in his whiskeys and bourbons, made with a proprietary mash bill and aged in first-fill, new American oak barrels. The portfolio includes Clyde May’s Original Alabama Style Whiskey, Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon, Clyde May’s Straight Rye, and Clyde May’s Special Reserve Bourbon.
“We are excited to partner with Clyde May’s to create a unique offering for our fans and share a memorable experience for both hockey and arena events alike,” said Kim Stone, President of UBS Arena. “We look forward to welcoming the brand to our guests and the New York Metropolitan area.”