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Distilled Spirits - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128224434

Distilled Spirits

1st Edition

Editor: Annie Hill
Paperback ISBN: 9780128224434
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 300
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Distilled Spirits is the “go-to” guide for identifying the best practices and options available for distilled spirits product development. The book is a valuable reference for current and prospective distillers, including researchers in distilling and chemical engineering and students brewing and distilling programs. With an increase in the number of new start distilleries, the need for guidance on distilled spirits production has risen dramatically. This book examines the impact of raw materials and production processes on spirit quality, flavor and aroma compounds, and as indicators of poor quality. The book covers the entire production process, derivation of flavor and aroma compounds, definition of spirit quality, and identification of defects for Scotch whiskey, vodka, rum, and gin.

Key Features

  • Includes chemical methods of analysis for assessing spirit quality
  • Presents best practices for designing and running a sensory panel
  • Provides identification methods to determine aroma and flavor defects


R&D, Professionals in the beverages/distilling industry; beverages quality managers

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Scotch Whisky
    3. Vodka
    4. Rum
    5. Gin
    6. Methods of Analysis
    7. Sensory Panels


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About the Editor

Annie Hill

Annie Hill

Dr. Annie Hill is the Associate Professor at the International Centre for Brewing & Distilling, Heriot-Watt University, UK. Annie's main research include microbial spoilage of alcoholic beverages and detection of spoilage organisms in breweries/distilleries, in particular investigation of anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria. Recent research has focused on distilling, particularly the development of a botanical library and investigation of the use of waste fruit, and a range of new product development projects. Annie is currently Academic Supervisor within a KTP partnership with Edinburgh Gin. She is the author of Brewing Microbiology published by Elsevier 2015, has published ~29 articles, is on the editorial board of Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, International Centre for Brewing and Distilling, Heriot-Watt University, UK

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