Spirit Analyses

Analytical Packages

We have state-of-the-art analytical equipment and extensive experience in developing new analytical methods. Please contact us if you require analysis that is not listed. Analyses offered for spirits and spirit-based ready-to-drink beverages can be found in the following drop down menus.

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Parameter - Method - Price

pH* - Electrochemistry - $7

Brix - Refractometer - $7

Density/Specific Gravity* - Digital Density Meter - $7

Conductivity* - Electrochemistry - $7

Turbidity* - Nephelometer - $7

*= Accredited Test

Alcohols Analyses


Parameters: Alcohol by volume

Method: Anton Paar Alcolyzer

Price: $28

Alcohol - Cream Liqueur

Parameters: Alcohol by volume - cream liqueurs

Method: Skalar Segmented Flow Analysis

Price: $28


Parameters: Methanol

Method: GC-FID

Price: $55

Alcohols Profile*

Parameters: Acetaldehyde, Ethyl acetate, Methanol

Method: GC-FID

Price: $83

Higher Alcohols*

Parameters: Acetaldehyde, Ethyl acetate, Methanol, 1-Butanl, 1-Propanol, Isobutanol, Isoamyl alcohol, Ethyl lactate

Method: GC-FID

Price: $193

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Acids Analyses

Organic Acid Profile

Parameters: Oxalic, tartaric, malic, lactic, acetic, citric, succinic acids


Price: $50

Single Organic Acid

Parameter: One of the above listed organic acids (e.g. malic, acetic)


Price: $28

Volatile Acidity*

Parameter: Volatile acidity

Method: Skalar - Segmented Flow Analysis

Price: $28

Sorbic Acid*

Parameter: Sorbic Acid


Price: $22

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Sugars Analyses

Sugars Profile*

Parameters: Glycerol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Maltose, and Lactose

Method: HPLC-RI

Price: $44

Total Reducing Sugar*

Parameters: Total reducing sugar reported in g/L sucrose

Method: Skalar Segmented Flow Analysis

Price: $28

*=Accredited Test

Metals Analysis


Parameters: Arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, copper, and lead

Method: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Price: $94

If samples are not to be provided in their final packaging, please use new, clean, plastic containers.

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Ethyl Carbamate

Ethyl Carbamate*

Parameters: Ethyl Carbamate (Urethane)

Method: GC-MS-MS

Price: $143

Ethyl carbamate is a spontaneously forming compound that has been deemed carcinogenic by Health Canada

Please allow a 10 day turn around time for this analysis.

*= Accredited Test

Synthetic Dyes

Synthetic Dyes*

Parameters:  Indigo carmine, tartrazine, allura red, amaranth, sunset yellow, fast green, brilliant blue, erythrosin B

Method: HPLC-UV-Vis

Price: $66

Health Canada permits the above listed synthetic dyes in unstandardized alcoholic beverages

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Parameters: Caffeine

Method: HPLC-DAD

Price: $53

Calories and Carbohydrates

Parameters: Calories, Carbohydrates, Alcohol by Volume

Method: Skalar Segmented Flow Analysis - Total Reducing Sugar; Alcolyzer (NIR/DMA) - Alcohol, Real Extract, Sugar-free Extract; AOAC methods for Calories, Carbohydrates, and Ash.

Price: $94

Note: Not available for cream-based samples

Colour Profile

Parameters: Absorbance at 445nm, 530nm, and 620nm.

Method: Spectrophotometer

Price: $17