About Specialty Spirits from Australia

About Specialty Spirits from Australia
There are numerous types of spirits produced in Australia, from fruit, honey and coffee liqueurs to vodka to single malt whiskeys. While the industry is not well known, it is growing in leaps and bounds and recently, there has been a lot of publicity for the single malts produced in the southern island of Tasmania. Look for more spirits and liqueurs from Australia to hit the US market and receive much more media attention.

Top Picks for Australia

Specialty Spirits

Lyre’s Apéritif Dry Non Alcoholic Spirit
93 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas of orange peel, violet, honey, vanilla, and hints of sesame with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, medium-length bitter lemon, cucumber, gentian, bay leaf, chamomile, and candied ginger finish. A floral, herbal, slightly bitter Spirit Alternative that will create balanced spirit-free cocktails; a refreshing offering for the moments you choose to abstain from alcohol.
Lyre’s Italian Orange Non Alcoholic Other Spirit
93 points
Medium salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of gentian, ginger, orange peel, angelica, cinnamon stick, and tonka bean with a round, vibrant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of ripe strawberry, orris root, and jasmine tea finish. A round and highly pleasing non-alcoholic spirit that elevates the no-ABV sipping experience; a round, refreshing, palate-opening beverage for spirit-free aperitivos.
93 points $35.99
Lyre’s Italian Spritz Non Alcoholic Other Spirit
92 points
Crimson red color. Aromas and flavors of marasca cherry, rose hips, fruit punch, watermelon, ginger, spiced honey, and lime peel with a supple, bright, sweet light body and an effortless, captivating, medium-length finish that shows suggestions of rhubarb. A bittersweet, somewhat tropical cocktail ingredient for summer spritzers, and poolside libations; a fun and complex option when you want a break from booze.
92 points $35.99
Pietro Gallo Estate Grappa Di Pinot Grigio
89 points
Clear color. Fruity, earthy aromas of green apple, dolmades, dried fig and apricot, and green tea with a satiny, bright, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length bitter lemon, herbal jelly, and fresh radish finish. A rustic but silky grappa; hospitality in a glass.
Lyre’s Amaretti Non Alcoholic Spirit
88 points
Gold color. Nutty aromas and flavors of marzipan, fresh almond paste, and hints of candied cherry with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, medium-length finish evoking overtones of candied lemon peel, cherry cooler, hints of ginger, and orange blossom finish. A tasty, candied Amaretto Substitute that delivers great concentration of flavor.
Lyre’s Dark Cane Non Alcoholic Spirit
86 points
Bronze color. Tropical aromas of ripe pineapple, banana-walnut cake, trail mix, leather, and coconut candies with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length pineapple in whipped cream, ripe banana, brown sugar, candied ginger, and cinnamon finish. A fun cane-like Spirit Alternative to tuck into No-ABV tropical cocktails.
Pietro Gallo Estate Grappa Di Prosecco
86 points
Silver color. Aromas of wool, parmesan rind, plantain peel, and charred cereals with a glycerous, vibrant, fruity light body and a silky, medium-length tangerine, lavender, jasmine, apple liqueur, and nickel finish. A crafty grappa with a bright and fruity center.
Lyre’s Orange Sec Non Alcoholic Spirit
85 points
Slivery straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of lemon peel, tangerine, ginger, white tea, and white peach with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light body and a warming, intriguing, medium-length finish with suggestions of honeydew melon, marmalade, peppercorns, and bay leaf finish. A fruity, vermouth-like Spirit Alternative that delivers big flavors and refreshing acidity and heat.
Lyre’s Apéritif Rosso Non Alcoholic Spirit
83 points
Sedimentary copper color. Aromas and flavors of dried cherry, grilled apples, roasted nuts, pressed flowers, allspice, and caramel with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy finish with accents of cola, gentian, and cardamom. A vermouth-like Spirit Alternative that adds balancing bitterness to classic cocktails.
Lyre’s Coffee Originale Non Alcoholic Spirit
81 points
Reddish mahogany color. Aromas of roasted coffee beans, condensed milk, chocolate-covered raspberry, and licorice with a round, vibrant, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, breezy lemon spritz, fructose, and cascara finish. A fruity Coffee Liqueur Alternative with rich roasty aromas.