Alcohol Standards

Argentina

Argentina Standard IRAM-14546:1992

Specifications for Grain Neutral Spirit (for beverage use)

 

A. Definition: Obtained by the distillation and rectification of the product of the fermentation of a grain mash.
B. Appearance: A clear, colorless liquid.
C. Odor and taste: Having no extraneous odor or taste, other than a trace odor or taste indicative of the raw material.
D. Requirements:
  Characteristic

Specification

IRAM Standard Methods

  1. Alcohol content, percent by volume, minimum

95.0

14651

  2. Acids, as ethyl acetate in mg/litre, maximum

15 (15 p.p.m)

14657

  3. Aldehydes, as acetaldehyde in mg/litre, maximum

3 (3 p.p.m.)

14653 Part 1

  4. Higher alcohols, in mg/litre, maximum

25 (25 p.p.m)

14656

  5. Esters, as ethyl acetate, in mg/litre, maximum

16 (16 p.p.m.)

14655

  6. Methanol, in mg/litre, maximum

160 (160 p.p.m.)

14652

  7. Diacetyl, in mg/litre, maximum

0.3 (0.3 p.p.m.)

14662

  8. Furfural presence

Negative

14654 Part 1

  9. Miscibility with water

Total

14658 Part 1

  10. Permanganate time, in minutes, minimum

20

14664 (at 18C)

  11. Benzene presence

Not detected

14663

  12. Color, measured on platinum/cobalt scale, (Hazen units), maximum

10

41507

Note: These specifications have been translated from the original standard in Spanish. For more details and authenticity, reference should be made to the original standards.

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