Alcohol Testing


Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services (BDAS), located in Lexington, Kentucky and Denver, Colorado, offers comprehensive alcohol testing which are optimized for testing a large variety of alcohol products. Alcohol content is an important characteristic of a beverage alcohol product, and it can influence the sensory profile, product stability, and solubility of compounds. When making a labelling declaration, alcohol concentration must be true. Ethanol is the primary alcohol responsible for the alcohol content of an alcohol beverage product and is naturally formed through alcoholic fermentation. In distilled products, alcohol content can also be influenced by the presence of other alcohols and volatile compounds, other than ethanol. Depending on the product type, different methods of analyses are available for alcohol testing. BDAS is TTB certified in wine, spirits, and beer, but our lab also provides alcohol testing and other extensive testing of bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, beer, wine, distilled spirits, cider alcohol, apple cider alcohol, seltzers, and RTDs.
Our chemists are certified and participate in proficiency testing to remain in compliance by the certifying body. Our qualified team of laboratory technicians and specialists use a wide range of testing methods accompanied by state-of-the-art equipment in our laboratory. Our innovative methodologies and delivery systems place our testing laboratory among the best in the industry. BDAS services are professional and confidential. Results from contracted lab services will never be shared with any unauthorized parties.

Alcohol by volume (ABV) testing is a worldwide standard to measure alcohol content in an alcoholic beverage. BDAS tests and verifies raw ingredients to final products and every step along the way. Our chemical lab utilizes a wide range of instrumentation to cover a variety of different alcohol tests. BDAS offers a variety of tests and testing panels, as well as industry expertise and educated recommendations.
There are many points along a production line where contamination can occur, or off-flavors can be introduced. Our microbial lab can help you with everything from sterility testing of your final products to detection of possible spoilage microbes that can ruin your batch. Here at Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services (BDAS), we take pride in helping our clients proactively identify those possible sources. This type of testing can often save a client from a wasted production run or worse yet, a recall, which can damage the brand image and the bottom line. We do our best to help our clients test in the right place and time to avoid these costly consequences.
Alcohol consumption by humans must meet certain regulatory standards, including accurate measurements of the ingredients. Keeping control of your product’s quality from start to finish means having a well-designed program backed with impeccable data. Through our full-service BDAS laboratory, we provide quality assurance testing to help you ensure that consistent quality serves as an asset to your product.

For more information about alcohol testing at Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services (BDAS), contact us in Lexington, Kentucky at (859) 278-2533 or in Denver, Colorado at (720) 450-7066.