Lyre's American Malt 700mLLAM7001
- 0% ABV
- Dairy-Free, Nut-Free and Egg Free
- Gluten-Free and Vegan Friendly
- Product of Australia
Lyre's spirits don't just mimic, they have their own distinction as a premium, non-alcoholic beverage. A unique non-alcoholic spirit that captures the flavours of a gently mellowed American Bourbon Malt. This Lyre's non-alcoholic spirit gives a soft flavoured beverage with vanilla undertones and toasted nuts and herbal notes producing a complex, rounded long tasting finish. Mix with a soft drink or enjoy solo.
How to drink it?
Mixes well with your favourite premium mixer such as cola. You can also mix with Lyre's Apéritif Rosso for a Manhattan non-alcoholic drink.
I confess that I am quite partial when it comes to Lyre's products so read carefully and don't read into it more that what I'm writing. If you drink this neat it does not taste like bourbon. you CAN taste that it is supposed to be a bourbon-like drink. it's just hard to bring out all the aromas; they're quite subtle. After drinking it for a while I have learned to appreciate it for what it is neat, but it is often better as an old fashioned. In a cocktail, though, it is hard to tell that it is not the real thing. A word of caution, milk will quickly **** all the flavour and odour of it, so if you're making a milky drink with it, add the American Malt right before serving. It will last maybe 30 minutes there. For example, I made a batch of homemade non-alcoholic bailey's and by the next day I could not taste the american Malt or the Dark Cane Spirit (also lyre's). The night before, thought it was awesome. So, for a mixer or cocktail I would definitely recommend it, but drinking it neat or on the rocks is not for everyone (although I have learned to like it).
So far no food industry of coming any were near a whiskey type of flavour or smell including a good barrel flavour when warm only otherwise it has a intense food type very light in gingerish delayed byte when cooled.
It’s ok but you’ll have to have it with a mixer. The price is a concern for a bottle if the malt whiskey tasted like a whiskey then price wouldn’t be a concern.
Really underwhelming and that's a shared review from everyone else I have had try it. I would say a good description is think of this as tasting like 1parts real bourbon and 4parts tap water. Even then that's probably generous, it looks good and it actually smells ok, but tastes like sugar cane syrup mixed with water. Was hoping for so much more. No I don't actually recommend this, but my previous reviews remain un-published, so thought I would try again.
Love the idea of a non alcohol alternative, but this tastes like a bourbon that has been mixed 50/50 with water or more.