Alcohol Standards

Argentina

Argentina Standard IRAM-14519:1992

Specifications for Molasses Neutral Spirit (for beverage use)

 

A. Definition: Obtained by the distillation and rectification of the product of the fermentation of a molasses 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

30 (30 p.p.m)

14657

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

30 (30 p.p.m.)

14653 Part 1

  4. Higher alcohols, in mg/litre, maximum

30 (30 p.p.m)

14656

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

100 (100 p.p.m.)

14655

  6. Methanol, in mg/litre, maximum

160 (160 p.p.m.)

14652

  7. Furfural in mg/litre, maximum

10 (10 p.p.m.)

14654 Part 1

  8. Miscibility with water

Total

14658 Part 1

  9. Permanganate time, in minutes, minimum

9

14664 (at 18C)

  10. Benzene presence

Not detected

14663

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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