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Spirits, Liquors

Monitoring the alcohol and extract content in spirits and liqueurs is a basic but essential requirement to ensure cost-efficient production and consistent product quality. The solutions for these analyses provided by Anton Paar exactly fulfill these requirements for a wide range of products, from pure distillates and spirits with low extract contents to liqueurs containing high amounts of sugar. Find the measuring instrument that meets your particular needs in the instrument list below – or let us help you find the best solution by contacting us directly.

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The spirits process

Complete your spirits and liqueurs analysis and measure key parameters from the incoming raw materials to the final quality control of the packaged product. Your benefits: 

  • Combine over 20 instruments to streamline quality
  • Trace multiple parameters from any location in the plant
  • Calibration and adjustment at the push of a button
  • Global support and service from local specialists

Hover over the dots to learn which instrumentation you can use at this point in your production or to see how you will benefit from measurements at this point.

Spirits, Liquors

Raw materials monitoring

- Only raw materials that meet the specifications are used
- Final product quality is ensured right from the beginning
- Optimization of the production process
- Cost-effectiveness is improved by avoiding faulty batches

Wort/juice monitoring

- Considerable energy savings
- Minimized extract/sugar loss
- Increased consistency of the process
- Saves time, energy, water, and costs
- Optimized yield of clear wort
- Clear wort without unwanted trub particles
- Increased mashing efficiency by reduced boil time

Fermentation monitoring

- Optimized fermentation progress ensured
- Consistently high product quality
- Timely action possible to achieve the desired output
- Savings by exact end point determination
- Reduction in laboratory and process time

Spirits safe monitoring

- Consistently high quality
- Distillation control
- Ensure pure product without foreshots or feints
- Only spirits that meet the specifications are released for bottling/maturation/blending
- Highly accurate alcohol measurement
- Ensure proper alcohol taxation
- Omit adulteration of spirits

Spirits safe monitoring

- Consistently high quality
- Distillation control
- Ensure pure product without foreshots or feints
- Only spirits that meet the specifications are released for bottling/maturation/blending
- Highly accurate alcohol measurement
- Ensure proper alcohol taxation
- Omit adulteration of spirits

Spirits blending

- Reduce alcohol give-away in final product
- Ensure proper alcohol taxation
- Optimize maturation process
- Keep consistent quality for final product
- Omit adulteration of spirits
- Timely action possible to achieve the desired product specifications

Liqueurs blending

- Ensure proper product composition
- Keep consistent quality for final product
- Timely action possible to achieve the desired product specifications

Bottling and packaging

- Consistent quality, leading to continuous consumer satisfaction
- Label specifications and legal requirements fulfilled

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A Sweet Jump in Pump Performance

A Sweet Jump in Pump Performance

Relevant for all beverage manufacturers, OEM suppliers, existing COBRIX, Beer Monitor and Inline Pump 5 customers

Alcopops: New Drinks Need New Tricks

Alcopops: New Drinks Need New Tricks

Relevant for Alcoholic Beverage Producers and OEM suppliers

At-line Measurement directly at the Tank with OxyQC, CarboQC At-line and CboxQC At-line

At-line Measurement directly at the Tank with OxyQC, CarboQC At-line and CboxQC At-line

Perfect quality before transport, perfect quality upon arrival: meters for dissolved carbon dioxide and oxygen analysis give an insight on a beverage's composition before and after transport.

HACCP and Product Safety: Cover Your Critical Points with Anton Paar

HACCP and Product Safety: Cover Your Critical Points with Anton Paar

Relevant for all food and beverage manufacturers, mPDS 5 users, Davis 5 users

How an Optical Oxygen Sensor works

How an Optical Oxygen Sensor works

How is it possible that the oxygen concentration in beverages can be quantified by means of light?

L-Rix 510: When is Your Fermented Liquid Ready to Go?

L-Rix 510: When is Your Fermented Liquid Ready to Go?

L-Rix 510 – Enjoy the simplicity of refractive index measurements without maintenance or adjustments.

Liqueurs: Determination of Extract and Alcohol Content in High Proof Beverages

Liqueurs: Determination of Extract and Alcohol Content in High Proof Beverages

Relevant for liqueur production

Polarimetric Determination of Lactose Content in High Lactose Dairy Products

Polarimetric Determination of Lactose Content in High Lactose Dairy Products

The quality of milk and milk powders depends, among others, on the lactose content. The lactose needs to be extracted from dairy products having high lactose content (e.g. milk and milk powders) before using the polarimeter for concentration determination.

Starch Decomposition with Subsequent Polarimetric Content Determination

Starch Decomposition with Subsequent Polarimetric Content Determination

This method is suitable for the determination of starch and high molecular weight starch degradation products in food or feedstuffs in compliance with the EC Commission Directive 86/174/EEC and Council Directive 96/25/EC. Please note that this method requi

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Rely on cutting-edge technology in the analysis of spirits and liqueurs

More than four decades of expertise in the laboratory and process analysis of raw materials, distillates, liqueurs, and many more products are what make Anton Paar a first-class provider of analytical solutions for inline, at-line, and laboratory analysis in the spirits industry. This experience and our motivation for developing leading technologies and providing new solutions for analytical demands enable you to monitor your entire production process with our solutions.

Combine laboratory and process instrumentation to streamline quality

Individually combine laboratory and process instrumentation to perfectly fit any production requirement ranging from the incoming raw material check to the final quality control of the packaged product. Benefit from reduced out-of-spec production at the lowest possible cost in the shortest time, which enhances your company’s brand and reputation.

Automatic calibration and adjustment procedures simplify your daily work

Calibration and adjustment of analytical equipment can be time consuming. Anton Paar’s laboratory equipment therefore offers intuitive calibration and adjustment procedures, ranging from guided step-by-step instructions to fully automatic calibrations to reduce the efforts required for performance monitoring to a minimum. To benefit from this functionality for process equipment as well, the evaluation software Davis 5 automates the calibration procedures by using reference data provided from the laboratory. In combination, these features are the basis for achieving your goal: correctly determining the alcohol content of liqueurs.

Tailor-made quality control of spirits and liqueurs

Accurate determination of the percentage of alcohol and other quality parameters is essential to ensure excellent product quality. Anton Paar’s product portfolio enables you to choose from a variety of instruments dedicated to spirits and liqueur analysis which results in an efficient combination of devices according to your requirements. Whether the task is to monitor raw materials only or to ensure the specifications of the bottled product by measuring the alcohol content – the choice is yours!

Local specialists provide support and service worldwide

Anton Paar’s global network provides local expertise and service by experienced support staff. Whether the task is to assist with application-related questions concerning the analysis of alcohol content in distilled spirits or extract content in liqueurs, local experts are available on call to ensure your peace of mind. Qualified service personnel guarantee the highest quality of test results over an instrument’s lifespan, which reduces standby times.