NOLO spirits – opportunities for continued growth and innovation

Australia’s beverage scene is witnessing a surge in the popularity of no- and low-alcohol (NOLO) beverages. This trend reflects a growing consumer demand for healthier options without compromising on taste or the social experience of drinking. Australian consumers now have access to a diverse array of NOLO spirit options. These products are often made with

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South Australian gin under the microscope

Gin has a rich history that dates back several centuries, evolving from its medicinal origins in the Netherlands to become a beloved and iconic sprit. Gin was initially developed as a tonic known as ‘genever’ and used for its supposed therapeutic properties. Over the centuries, London Dry has emerged as the dominant style of gin

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Plasticisers / phthalates analysis

Phthalates are widely used as additives (plasticisers) in the production of plastic materials, such as PVC, and act to soften the materials to increase its processability, flexibility and extensibility. They are also added to paints, varnishes and rubbers as well as to certain food packaging materials. Phthalates are not chemically bound to the materials they

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Understanding taints and faults in spirit products

Distillers always strive to make the best possible spirit products and deliver the optimum taste and aroma experience for consumers. It’s a meticulous art where everything from the raw materials to the final matuation can dramatically affect the final quality. However, despite their best efforts, spirit producers sometimes encounter taints and faults in their final

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The art of creating a clean spirit

In spirit production, the distillation process is critical for creating a clean and refined product. It is responsible for extracting desired flavours and aromas and shapes the character of the final spirit. It also allows producers to remove undesirable characters and provide balance to the final product. While many factors contribute to the creation of

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Unleashing the power of taste: how flavour analysis boosts product success

Understanding the flavour of beverages is a key step in meeting consumer demands for high-quality and distinctive products. Through a combination of advanced analytical techniques and detailed sensory evaluation, it is possible to gain a clear picture of how the components of a beverage interact to create its unique flavour. Producers can even discover how

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