Alcoholic beverages are drinks that contain ethanol produced from the fermentation of grains or fruits. Alcoholic beverages include beers, meads, ciders, wines, and distilled spirits. All of these beverages contain thousands of compounds of interest from the common flavorants (see Flavor Standards on page 6), antioxidants, humectants (see Humectant Standards on page 5), to toxic elements and heavy metals. Alcoholic beverages do have some unique compounds which are often measured or monitored, including alcohol impurities, aldehydes, sulfur compounds, cork taint compounds, and other alcohol related targets.

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