Spiritless Kentucky 74

Finally, we’ve reached the last day of Dry January and I have one more non-alcoholic spirit to review. I promise, this is the last one. Kentucky 74 was created to be used in bourbon cocktails. They use a proprietary reverse distillation process to create this non-alcoholic spirit.

Nose: sweetness, oak, and vanilla
Palate: caramel, vanilla, and oak
Finish: sweet

I think my husband said it best, this tastes like when a full ice-cube completely melts in your whiskey. To me this tastes like sweet water. I get loads of caramel and vanilla with slight notes of oak, but the end is still the same, it’s simply watery. You do get a slight bitterness in the end which I think is meant to mimic a bite, but that bite is very faint.

Not everyone drinks so I can see the need for these. Spirits like this are perfect for nondrinkers or those who can’t stand drinking whiskey. But, if you are a bourbon drinker hoping this will taste just like bourbon, it won’t.

I said it in my last review, I am not sure a non-alcoholic spirit will ever be able to replicate the taste of whiskey. That said, this product would be amazing in a mocktail, so I’m not knocking it. I enjoyed a good number of mocktails this past January.


Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.


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