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Even if you aren't currently working with Flavorman for your beverage development project, we now offer our state-of-the-art analytical testing as a stand-alone consultation service. Our staff includes TTB certified chemist for distilled spirits.

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Analytical Testing

Beverage Development

Bulk Spirits

Consulting

Flavors

Flavor Concentrate Analysis

Are you crafting a product that requires a specific flavor profile? Our Flavor Concentrate Analysis is designed to identify the exact components in a flavor concentrate to either match an existing flavor or ensure your concentrate is within spec for a production run.

(GC-MS &/or GC-FID)

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry(GC-MS) and/or Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detector(GC-FID) Semi-Quantitative Analysis

$650/sample per technique

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Sensory Panel

For finished products, you can work with our Panel of Sensory Experts, where they hone in their skills to provide organoleptic analysis and evaluation. This panel includes the Director of our Flavor Lab, Tom Gibson, and extends to our spirits experts at Moonshine University, Colin Blake and Clay Smith.

(Expert Analysis)

$300/sample

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Distilled Spirits Fingerprint

We have tailor-made analytical testing for artisans in the spirits industry. The Distilled Spirits Fingerprint test provides insights into the exact makeup of your distillate so that you can identify any inconsistencies and maintain a constant blueprint of your spirit over each production run.

(GC-MS &/or GC-FID)

  • Methanol
  • Propanols
  • Butanols
  • Amyl Alcohols
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Ethyl Lactate
  • Ethyl Caproate
  • Ethyl Caprylate
  • Ethyl Decanoate
  • Ethyl Codecanoate
  • Phenethyl Acetate
  • Phenethyl Alcohol
  • Acetaldehyde
  • Isoamyl Acetate
  • Acetal

$500/sample per technique

*at least 2 oz. sample required.

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Oak Aroma Panel

For barrel-aged spirits, our Oak Aroma Panel extracts data evaluating how your spirit's flavor is maturing throughout the aging process. This way, you can troubleshoot any barrel-related discrepancies, or tweak different elements to create your ideal aged spirit.

(GC-FID)

Oak aroma detection, Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detector.

  • 4-Methyl Guaiacol
  • 5-Methyl Furfural
  • CIS-Oak Lactone
  • Trans-Oak Lactone
  • Eugenol
  • Furfural
  • Guaiacol
  • Isoeugenol
  • Vanillin

$300/sample - $50/Individual compound

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Alcohols & Esters

(GC-MS &/or GC-FID)

Chemical profile of distilled spirits:

  • Methanol
  • Propanols
  • Butanols
  • Amyl Alcohols
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Ethyl Lactate

$300/sample per technique

*at least 2 oz. sample required. Samples may require additional distillation, dependent upon technical specifications.

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Spirit Acetaldehyde Analysis

(GC-FID)

$160/sample

*at least 2 oz. sample required.

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Spirit/Flavor Diacetyl Analysis

(GC-MS &/or GC-FID)

$160/sample per technique

*at least 2 oz. sample required.

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Basic Testing Panel

External Quality Control: Variant expressions per category/style - lactic acid in beer, tartaric acid in wine, acetic acid in distilled spirits, citric acid in N.A. seltzers.

  • Brix - $35
  • Density - $35
  • pH - $35
  • Titratable Acidity (TA) - $45

*Cost per test varies. Requires at least two (2) 12 fl oz (355 mL) containers of product.

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Furfural Panel

(GC-MS &/or GC-FID)

Analysis of Furfural, Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) / 5-(hy- droxymethyl) furfural, 5-Methyl Furfural.

$300/sample per technique

*at least 2 oz. sample required.

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Geosmin Testing

(GC-MS)

$250/sample

*Cannot Quantify

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Spirits Methanol Testing

(GC-FID)

$100/sample

*at least 2 oz. sample required.

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Propylene Glycol Testing

(GC-FID)

$350/sample

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Thujone Testing

(GC-MS &/or GC-FID)

$250/sample

*at least 2 oz. sample required.

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4-Vinyl Guaiacol Analysis

(GC-MS &/or GC-FID)

$250/sample per technique

*at least 2 oz. sample required.

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Glycerin Testing

(GC-FID)

$350/sample

*at least 2 oz. sample required.

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Sulfur Detection

Detection for Dimethyl Sulfide (DMS) and other Sulfur compounds, including:

  • DMDS
  • DMTS
  • DMSO
  • Sulfurol

$225/sample

*Please contact for more information.

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