Spirits and Sensory Analysis

In the field of spirits analysis and sensor technology, we offer a broad portfolio.

The sensory analysis includes spirits as well as beer, non-alcoholic soft drinks and water. The DLG is a competent partner.

Sensory evaluation

  • Sensory evaluation: Tasting according to 5 point testing, triangle tasting, descriptive tasting
  • Training courses

Spirits analytics

  • Measuring of density, extract and alcohol
  • Detecting volatile components by Gas chroma­tography (GC) and GC Mass spectrometry (MS)
  • Analysis of emulsion liqueur (alcohol, density, extract, egg and fatty content)
  • High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) for measuring non-volatile substances, e.g. sugars
  • Assessment of labels and declarations

Special  analyses

  • Determination of substances with safety limits, e.g. Asaron, Thujon
  • Determination of volatile acids by ion chroma­tography (IS)
  • Determination of trace elements by mass spectrometry (MS) with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)
  • Structural clarification of organic substances in pure or in a mixture by HPLC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS
  • Aroma profiling by thermal desorption GC/MS
  • Determination of off-flavor compounds
  • Determination of origin by stable isotope analysis
  • Determination of turbidity and sediments by scanning electron microscope and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

Our contract laboratories are accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005