VIDEO – Spirits Sampling for Brand Integrity

In this video, we visit the Macallan Distillery in Scotland. The Macallan produces some of the finest and best known single malt whiskies in the world: James Bond famously sipped a glass with the villain of Skyfall. Its oldest bottles have fetched record-setting prices at auction houses and its brand has endured for nearly 200 years.

In their quest to maintain the highest in distilling standards, they have enlisted the help of the Ocean Optics Spirit Sampler. As counterfeiters threaten the brand integrity, distillers and producers are turning to spectroscopy to help stem the flow.




 The Spirit Sampler from Ocean Optics is a fully integrated portable instrument that quickly determines the quality and authenticity of beverages, immediately identifying counterfeit or adulterated samples. Clear, light or dark spirits can be quickly analyzed with this easy-to-use instrument. The Spirit Sampler features a very simple control screen, and only minimal training is necessary for proper operation.