Phenolic Compounds in Barrel-Aged Alcoholic Beverages

January 11, 2016
Karen Lorena López

LCGC North America

This Application Note describes UHPLC methods to simultaneously separate and identify seven tannin compounds as aging markers in barrel-aged alcoholic beverages. The proposed methodology was applied to four different matrixes: whisky, brandy, rum, and tequila, to demonstrate a correlation between aging time and total tannin concentration level.