Application Note: Overcoming the challenge of profiling gin botanicals
16 April 2024

The complexity of gin samples, with numerous botanicals contributing to aroma and flavor, makes chemical profiling challenging. CTC Analytics discusses the chemical profiling of gin botanicals using Headspace-SPME-Arrow-GCxGC-MSD/FID, a powerful analytical technique. The study analyzed twelve gins, identifying major botanicals and distinguishing between samples based on compound composition. GCxGC-MS was employed for its enhanced peak capacity and sensitivity. Sample preparation was automated using Headspace-SPME Arrow to target key compounds while avoiding matrix compounds.