Trends in Quality, Analysis, Classification, and Authentication of Distilled Spirits

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Analytical Methods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 133

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1. Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co., P61 C996 Cork, Ireland
2. Adjunct Professor, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, T12 R229 Cork, Ireland
3. Adjunct Professor, School of Food Science and Environmental Health, Technical University of Dublin, Grangeorman, D07 XT95 Dublin, Ireland
Interests: the main focus of my research is directly related to flavour in foods and beverages; I am actively involved in advanced gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, covering areas of aroma extraction, method development and validation, data processing, comprehensive chromatography, olfactometery, lipidomics, and chemometrics; I am keen to utilise my expertise for the aroma profiling of whiskey styles
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School of Food Science and Environmental Health, Technological University Dublin, Grangeorman, D07 XT95 Dublin, Ireland
Interests: my research interests lie in the use of spectroscopic and chromatographic instrumental analyses of materials, food, and beverages; my current research is focused on the use of UV/Vis, IR, Raman, and NMR spectroscopy to analyse whiskey and other spirits; I have experience of working with and developing methods for non-volatile and volatile anlayses using HPLC and LCMS, and GC-FID and GCMS, respectively; my recent projects are focused on the analysis of whiskey to protect against fraudulent practice and pull out trends in product spectral profiles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The distilled spirit category is a massive multi-million global business and encompasses a wide range of products, such as whiskey, vodka, gin, brandy, rum, Tequila, and many others. The level of competition within this sector is huge, and production and diversification are continually evolving to meet consumer expectations and trends in an ever-expanding global market. Such growth and diversification have, however, increased the potential for fraud, which can range from simple substitutions to life-threatening health and safety issues. This Special Issue aims to highlight some of the most recent advances in analytical approaches for the authentication and identification of fraudulent distilled spirts.

Prof. Dr. Kieran N. Kilcawley
Prof. Dr. Christine O'Connor
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  • distilled spirits
  • authentication
  • spectroscopy
  • mass spectrometry
  • quality

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