I went from almost giving up on it to now subscribing to a regular delivery. I like my bourbon neat or on the rocks and this does not have the mouthfeel for that as it is a bit too astringent and woody on its own. BUT...use it in a mixed drink and it is very nice. Not a one-for-one bourbon replacement but definitely let's you feel like you are pleasantly enjoying a tasty cocktail.
I've never been able to replicate a whiskey sour with non-alcoholic ingredients; but Kentucky 74 does the trick! I mix 1-2 ounces Kentucky 74 and about an ounce of Reed's Craft Ginger Beer - Strongest, add ice, and finish with Squirt in a typical highball glass. The Kentucky 74 approximates the color and taste of a bourbon. The really strong Reed's Ginger Beer adds zing like a spirit. Really tasty!!
I am not a big Bourbon drinker but love this as an AF drink. It resembles Bourbon very closely and really makes me feel like I am having a drink. I mix it with diet ginger ale. Perfect! Finished my bottle and can’t wait for my next!
Kentucky 74 tastes fine straight, but it really tastes delicious mixed with ginger ale. When mixed, it tastes just like a very fine alcohol-based bourbon.
My husband and I were introduced to craft bourbons on our trip through Kentucky, but since then I have cut my consumption of alcohol. What a delightful surprise Spiritless is!! My husband drinks it neat while I enjoy my Moscow Mule. If I want to reduce the sugar/carbs even further, I switch my mixer to a sugar-free ginger beer. Otherwise I go all-out with a full-on mule and the Spiritless is delicious!