Alcohol in Rum Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size



200 mL


Alcoholic Strength (real), Alcoholic Strength (apparent), Ethanal (acetaldehyde), Ethyl Acetate, Methanol, Propan-1-ol, 2-Methylpropan-1-ol, 2-Methylbutan-1-ol + 3-Methylbutan-1-ol (sum)

Test Description

This proficiency test evaluates your testing ability for alcoholic strength (real and apparent, i.e. direct and indirect measurement), and alcohol congeners from by-products.

This proficiency test includes analytes which are under regulatory control and those which define the type and quality of the spirit. Different types of spirit are emulated in the rounds covering regional and quality differences.

Spirits contain different levels of alcohol and congeners which contribute to the taste profile of the drink. Due to the high value of spirits, it is important to ensure that all designed qualities are correct, helping to ensure the desired characteristics during production are achieved, using effective testing processes to monitor the product.

To maintain these high quality testing abilities proficiency testing, as part of a wider quality assurance programme, should be utilised. By highlighting any areas of improvement within your testing ability you can define your next actionable steps to mitigate any impact poor quality testing may have on your wider testing arrangement. Fapas proficiency tests make use of real food matrices to provide the direct comparisons you need to safeguard your entire routine testing practices across your lab.

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