By Lyre's Spirit Co
10th Mar 2020
Celebrations are continuing here at Lyre's HQ, with our non-alcoholic spirits picking up a raft of massive awards in recent weeks.
The Drink Easy Awards are a celebration of Australian drinks and the culture that surrounds brewing, distilling and fermenting.
Lyre's Non-Alcoholic Spirits performed extremely well in the non-alcoholic category, taking out the gold, silver and two additional Top Ten placings amongst a field of non-alcoholic beers, wines, RTDs and Spirits.
The judges declared Gold winner Lyre's Italian Orange was: "Super enjoyable with something light and fizzy for bitter orange soda vibes. The perfect Italian summer in a glass, sans the booze."
They said Silver winner Lyre's Apéritif Rosso: "Would definitely work well as a spritz. Lovely acidity, balanced bitterness and citrus rounds this out to perfection."
Even more remarkable however, was Lyre's debut in the inaugural Concours d’Spirits competition, where our non-alcoholic products won high praise when judged against their full-strength counterparts.
Lyre’s Apéritif Rosso was one of only five double gold medals presented across all categories of the Concours d’Spirits, which is judged blind by 12 world-renowned palates and leaders within the wine and spirits industry.
“It’s incredibly unexpected and very much appreciated that within six months of launching, our range of Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits are being recognised this way," said our co-founder and CEO Mark Livings.
"These judges are some of the best credentialed palates in the beverage world, so for our non-alcoholic range to better alcoholic equivalents is virtually unprecedented.
"Responses like this give us great confidence that our range gives people real freedom to choose and enjoy a low or no alcohol drink."
Need we give you any more evidence that Lyre's spirits taste just like the real thing?