This Dry(ish) July look no further for your choice of tipple as Lyre’s invites you to enter the world of impossibly crafted non-alcoholic drinks that pay homage to the flavours of the world’s most classic spirits.
Deriving its name from the Australian Lyrebird, known for being able to mimic sounds from its environment, Lyre’s is a premium mastery of 12 non-alcoholic variants, which define a new level of sophistication for low or non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails.
The meticulously crafted range recently became the most awarded non-alcoholic spirts brand in the world, and uses all-natural essences, extracts and distillates to match the aroma, taste and appearance of the traditional spirit, without using alcohol as a base.
“Lyre’s was created to change the way the world drinks and give freedom of choice. As the mindful drinking trend grows around the world, more and more people are looking for classy and chic alternatives to alcohol, says Lyre’s co-founder Mark Livings.
“We believe that it’s all about flexibility and giving people the choice when it comes to drinking and socialising. Lyre’s is a range of variants, so we provide the option for any bartender or at home drinker to transform the rich world of mixed drinks and cocktails into low or non-alcoholic versions.”
Each unique variant can be enjoyed like the classic they pay homage to – fancy an espresso martini sans alcohol? Make it a Lyre’s by using their Coffee Originale and White Cane Spirit and you’ve got yourself a fanciful cocktail.
Other variants include American Malt and London Dry Spirit which can be used as a single variant, similar to bourbon or gin, to make simple mixed drinks or in multiple variants to create a diverse range of cocktails.
Just like its namesake, each Lyre’s variant mimics the building blocks of a time-tested classic so that in the absence of alcohol, the alternative is just as inviting.
“The idea with Lyre’s is that it gives you a non-alcoholic alternative, with the option of making it alcoholic if you want – that’s the beauty of it – you have the freedom to choose,” says Livings.
With a range of non-alcoholic variants to suit even the most sophisticated of palates, Lyre’s has made the impossible possible, giving you the freedom to have your drink your way. Go on, make it a Lyre’s this Dry(ish) July.
The Lyre’s range is now available (RRP$54.99ea) from the following stockists nationwide: Farro Fresh, New World, Countdown, Ballantyne’s, Glengarry, Super Liquor and Liquorland.
Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
Distinct flavours of juniper and citrus make up the Lyre’s take on a London dry gin, with earthy notes that fill the mid palate while pepperberry adds warmth and delivers a generous dry finish.
Lyre’s American Malt
Impossibly crafted to capture the essence of a gently mellowed bourbon whisky, American Malt is generously vanilla flavoured with toasted nuts and herbal notes that provide a complex yet mellow and long finish.
Lyre’s Italian Orange
Lyre’s Italian Orange gives a rich mouthful of blood orange and red citrus flavours, with Maraschino bringing balance and generosity to the mid-palate followed by a persistent ‘pith’ dryness that mimics a bitter orange aperitif.
Lyre’s White Cane Spirit
Generous flavours of oak, caramel popcorn and sugar cane provide the perfect platform for the marzipan, orange and coconut flavours of this spirit to shine through. A peppery finish dries the palate without overwhelming it.
Lyre’s Coffee Originale
Freshly ground coffee, burnt caramel and vanilla make up this roasted coffee bean spirit that captures the essence of a rich and vinous coffee liqueur. The extra subtle scents of dark chocolate, fig and blueberries showcase its complexity.
Lyre’s Dark Cane Spirit
This seductive full flavoured spirit has notes of caramel, fudge, fig and toasted nuts that are enhanced with maple and vanilla to mimic the elegance of a dark rum.
Lyre’s Orange Sec
The balance between the freshness and natural sweetness of orange fills the palate with aromatics delivering a soft finish, with classic scents of sweet and bitter orange, zest, orange snakes and subtle hints of jaffa and mint.
Capturing the essence of a nutty amaretto liqueur, Amaretti has an almondy palate and a tangy spice with candied vanilla flavours that results in a medium-sweet taste that is balanced by the slight bitterness of the almonds.
Lyre’s Spiced Cane Spirit
Full flavoured on the palate with high notes of caramel, molasses and toasted nuts, this spirit is enhanced by a generous finish of classic spiced vanilla that captures the essence of a balanced and rich spiced rum.
Lyre’s Apéritif Dry
Dry and aromatic to taste with distinct flavours of citrus, anise, fine herbs and a touch of saline give this spirit balance and length giving the essence of a dry vermouth.
Lyre’s Apéritif Rosso
Capturing the essence of an aromatic vermouth rosso with rich mouthful flavours, Lyre’s Apéritif Rosso has a rich mouthful of flavours with blood orange and vanilla taking the lead while caramel, citrus pith and cacoa bring balance.
This uniquely fresh spirit is aromatic to taste with distinct flavours of verbena, anise and fine herbs with a touch of sweetness to give it balance and length.