More than 12 months after my first taste of the Lyre’s Dry London Spirit (or Lyre’s Gin if I’m being lazy) I thought it was time to give you an update on how one of the very first and most well-known non-alcoholic gin options stacks up in 2022. If you’ve got a few minutes, let’s get into it!
The Lyre’s Dry London Gin earns an 8/10 due to its bright & rich citrus & juniper led profile. As you progress through each glass you will find a lightly floral & warm flavoured body that transitions to a dry pointed finish & lingering bitterness, making this a spirit best mixed with a good quality tonic.
|Calories:||3 calories per serve (30ml)|
|Main Notes:||Citrus. Juniper.|
|Cost:||$19 (200ml) – $49 (700ml)|
|Rating:||8 / 10|
READ THE FULL REVIEW DOWN BELOW
- Lyre’s Dry London Gin Taste.
- Who is a Lyre’s Dry London Spirit Stockist?
- Lyre’s Dry London Gin Calories.
Lyre’s Dry London Spirit Body: What It Is Not
Before we talk Lyre’s, Dry London Spirit taste we need to touch on what this spirit is not. Now, while delicious, if you are new to non-alcoholic spirits, you might not be across the main hurdle most alcohol-free spirits face. That is – the fact they do not have the heat, burn, and what I coin as ‘polish and sheen’ that alcohol provides.
The Lyre’s Dry London Gin is no different and you will find it has a soft and smooth body as opposed to an aggressively sharp profile that is synonymous with the heat and sheen of an alcoholic gin.
So, with that out of the way, let’s talk about how the Lyre’s focuses on amping up flavour and how to get the most out of each pour!
|What I Like||Things to Consider|
|The depth of flavour and level of lingering bitterness that helps give a full taste profile.||The lack of heat, burn and polish that comes from alcohol in a 40% spirit. Keep this in mind and craft your drinks accordingly.|
|That you can find it in small 200ml bottles if you’re just looking to try it out.||The body (like nearly all non-alcoholic spirits) may be a little soft and round for seasoned Gin drinkers.|
Lyre’s Dry London Gin Taste
I’m a big advocate of giving you the full context in my reviews so in getting myself reacquainted with the Lyre’s gin I’ve poured myself a glass neat, on ice, in a G+T and side-by-side a traditional alcoholic gin.
From a taste perspective, the Lyre’s Dry London Spirit is a well-balanced and flavourful profile traditional alcohol free option. Each pour will treat your glass to:
- upfront notes of rounded citrus
- a long body of warm juniper, citrus and floral notes
- a nice level of pointed bitterness that builds and lingers
- a dry and clean finish
- a soft and lightly weighted mouthfeel
I compared this neat and side-by-side to traditional gin and it carried the same level of weight in the glass and did not appear more watery in its physical profile.
Lyre’s Dry London Gin Stockists
The Lyre’s Italian Orange is one of the most globally available non-alcoholic spirits, as it can be found in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
The Dry London Spirit availability is excellent across both online and traditional bricks-and-mortar stockists, some of which are below for you to find out more about how much a bottle costs in your part of the world!
|Australia & NZ||UK||USA|
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Who Would Enjoy Lyre’s Dry London Gin?
People who will enjoy the Dry London Gin Spirit from Lyre’s are going to be those avid gin and tonic drinkers or those keen cocktail drinkers who are looking to mix in the full flavour of a gin in a lower or no alcohol cocktail.
Like we chatted about right at the top of the review, the Lyre’s doesn’t carry that heat and sheen of an alcoholic gin but it does incredibly well at bringing traditional gin flavours to a lower alcohol or no alcohol cocktail.
For more on how to drink it, just scroll a smidge further down and let’s talk about how you can effectively use the traditional gin option from Lyre’s.
Alternatively, if Lyre’s traditional profile is not quite for you and you’re looking for a bit more of a bright and summery non-alcoholic gin profile, you might be interested in the South East Asian inspired Clovendoe Stem. With its Kaffir Lime and pina colada vibes, reach for your floppy beach hat and read more about it over here.
Lyre’s Dry London Gin Calories
Each 30ml serve of the Lyre’s Italian Orange has an astonishingly low 3 calories and 0.1 grams of sugar making it an ultra-low calorie option when you factor in the automatic calorie drop from the lack of alcohol. Drawing this out to 100ml you will find it has 10 calories and 0.5 grams of sugar.
You can find the full context, Lyre’s Dry London Gin calorie and nutrition information in the nutritional table down below.
Per Serving (30ml)
|Protein||0.0 g||0.0 g|
|Fat, total||0.0 g||0.0 g|
|— saturated||0.0 g||0.0 g|
|Carbohydrate||0.6 g||1.9 g|
|— sugars||0.1 g||0.5 g|
|Sodium||1 mg||2 mg|
How Can You Use Lyre’s Dry London Spirit Gin?
I have found over my year drinking the Lyre’s it bodes well as a mixer in both completely non-alcoholic cocktails as well as those low alcohol cocktails.
Having mixed it up for friends, family and anyone who was keen to try it, I found it was best masked in lower volume cocktails or in low alcohol versions of those bigger and/or bolder cocktails, these include:
- lower alcohol negroni
- alcohol-free gin and tonic – grab a short glass, double the Lyre’s out to 60ml and only top up enough tonic to bring things together and either drop in a generous squeeze of lemon or go next level with grapefruit.
- Mixed with the decadent and rich Lyre’s Italian Orange (I love these together as a duo)
The Round-Up: Final Thoughts
Lyre’s have been movers and shakers in the non-alcoholic space and have undertaken a great amount of category awareness and building interest. They have been so successful at this due to their products doing a great job at replicating traditional flavours without the alcohol.
While I think it is important to note the inevitable shortcomings that are evident across all non-alcoholic drinks (lack of heat, weight, sheen) I hear that Lyre’s have been tinkering away in the R&D lab to help bring this to future spirits (did somebody say tequila?).
With all things considered the Dry London Spirit lands an 8/10 due to the way it brings great flavour and for those looking to cut back or cut out alcohol altogether.
If you are looking for a bottle jump into the links below and check out the prices in your part of the world!
|Australia & NZ||UK||USA|