I've tried quite a few of these non-alcoholic bourbons and this one, by a long shot, has been the best one I've tried!
Best bourbon substitute I've tried. The smell is dead on. Taste is great, even has a bit of bourbon burn. Love it.
As an avid bourbon drinker and originally from Kentucky, I can attest that this bourbon tastes like the real thing.
From the moment I opened the bottle, we smelled bourbon. After the first sips we couldn't believe it. The true test? A plain old bourbon on the rocks. Satisfying and enjoyable. We've already re-ordered!
This is very tasty. I enjoy bourbon neat and this was as close to the real deal as I have come across. My only complaint is I wish it came in a bigger bottle.
- 3 oz The Spirit of Bourbon
- ¾ oz Meyer lemon juice
- ¾ oz simple syrup
- ¼ oz aquafava (the strained liquid from a can of chickpeas)
- In an iced cocktail shaker, add all ingredients and shake well
- Strain over ice in a bucket glass or up into a coupe glass
- Garnish with a cherry and Meyer lemon peel
Sure, the same way that you know it's not really Tom Cruise jumping out of the helicopter into the burning building. But there you are, gripping the arm rest of your chair, enjoying the heck out of the action.
Use Free Spirits the way you’d use a traditional spirit. We're big believers that a great cocktail needs to have the warming burn and bite that is typically associated with alcohol. So each one of the Free Spirits are blended to balance flavor with bite. That said, if you drink it straight, like any spirit, it'll leave some teeth marks. But when mixed into your fav cocktail, we think it creates the perfect nibble for a slow-drinking cocktail.
Through a process called Distillate Reconstruction, each one of the Free Spirits is crafted by identifying that spirit's unique fingerprint (all of the raw materials, flavors and interactions that give a traditional spirit its unique flavor profile). Then we source those ingredients (like Blue Agave, White Oak and Juniper Berries) and distill them into natural flavors, extracts and botanicals. We then reconstruct that spirit, to form something much bigger than the sum of its parts. And, instead of a fermentation process that generates alcohol, we simply infuse the source liquid with nutrients like B Vitamins and energy to help enhance your mood, the social experience, and your spirit.
Part of any great cocktail experience is the way it makes you FEEL. So we started the Company with the question, “what if a cocktail made you happier AND healthier?”. So, instead of Alcohol, we infuse each of our products with vitamins B3, B6 and natural Aminos like Taurine that your body naturally produces to aid in all kinds of good stuff, including helping your overall mood.
Nope - just one that involves more choice and balance. The truth is that we’ve gone through our ups and downs with alcohol. We love a great cocktail. We love going out with friends. And we love having a cocktail in hand that is this magical mix of crafted ingredients that come together, all for you in that moment. But what we have learned is that it’s not always the alcohol that makes the moment and that there are times when alcohol is right and times where it’s not. Free Spirits is for those who value choice without sacrificing the quality of their cocktail experience.
Yep. All our products are gluten free and vegan. And, we don’t test on animals because have you ever seen a pig with a cocktail? It’s ridiculous. Oh, and we’re not a fan of cages. Free Spirits helps you break free from anything that may be holding you back to be your best self.
Since environments vary, we encourage you to store your Free Spirits in the refrigerator for longest shelf life.
We love a good cocktail. We love the ceremony of making it - or having a professional thoughtfully make it for us! The weight of the glass, the cut of the ice, the slow-drinking bite and the richness of the ingredients as they mingle with one another to form totally new flavors. And, if you’re anything like us, you’ve figured out that it’s not always the alcohol you crave. It’s the ceremony. The social interaction. And it’s knowing that what's in your glass has been painstakingly crafted from sources around the world by passionate people, all for the moment you’re in right now.
You may also notice that we don’t use the word “mocktail”. It’s no big deal but, for us, it conjures-up images of those overly sweet, syrupy, imposters, posing in a hurricane glass and wearing a whipped cream hat. Mocktails are missing something. They’re “less than”. Cocktails made with Free Spirits lift you up. They are “more than” your traditional cocktail.
5 Calories per serving.
Total Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 1g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Total Sugars: 1g
Includes 1g Added Sugars
Vitamin B6: 0.51mg
Ingredients: Water, Natural Flavor, Sugar, D-Ribose, Citric Acid, Taurine, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Fruit and Vegetable Juice (for color), Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6).
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- GCGrieg C.Verified BuyerYesterdayRated 4 starsWow
This was a refreshing change. It really has a peppery note to it and a great taste in a drink. Drinking it straight wasn't bad, but better mixed. I haven't had an alcoholic drink in 32 years, and was getting tired of drinking cola, so I thought I'd try The Spirit of Bourbon. It really livened up the taste buds. Can't wait to try some of the recipies posted on your site. Thanks for the uplift.
- SHSusan H.Verified Buyer3 days agoRated 4 starsIt's the best non spirit Bourbon I've tasted
I have really enjoyed it. It mixes well and I also like it neat sometimes. It has a nice 'burn' that feels just right. Besides, it tastes good - would have been 5 stars but I would reserve that for the 'real' thing!
- JBJohn B.Verified Buyer3 days agoRated 4 starsA Very Pleasant Surprise!
I've been a Whiskey enthusiast for over 25 years with a half dozen different Bourbon selections on my bar. When I was gifted a bottle of The Spirit of Bourbon I was more than a little dubious about anything alcohol free. But, after some experimentation, I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised!
I usually enjoy my Bourbon on the rocks with a light splash of soda. To be honest, this doesn't work as well as I would like with The Spirit of Bourbon. However, when I used it to build an Old Fashioned cocktail it's flavors and richness opened up and it has quickly become a favorite drink.
I just opened my second bottle and am happily exploring other cocktails and combinations. A whole new world of alcohol free enjoyment has opened up for me.
Thank you for this!!
- ASAmber S.Verified Buyer3 days agoRated 5 starsThe Spirit of Bourbon
I'm normally a bourbon whiskey drinker and still am, but this is such a great alternative! I love being able to enjoy this beverage while feeling like I'm a part of the event.
- RRobinVerified Buyer4 days agoRated 3 starsNeed to try again
I tried a Manhattan with it. I did not care for it. The cinnamon was overwhelming. I haves had the gin which I cared for much more. I will try another drink like maybe an old fashioned.
- LSLinda S.Verified Buyer4 days agoRated 5 starsGreat alternative to my whisky habit!
It is very good and definitely has helped me cut WAY back on my evening whisky habit. It has a nice flavor and a bit of zing. Now and then I do add a tiny touch of the real thing.