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Analytical Chemistry
Cereals, Malt and Beer
Spirits Analysis
Wine Analysis
Associated Services
Dr Harry Riffkin
Laboratory Facilities
Detailed History

Analytical and Consulting Chemists
for spirits & wine industries around the world...

Originally founded by Robert Rattray Tatlock in 1891, Tatlock and Thomson specialise in the independent analyses of alcoholic beverages with the production of UKAS accredited certification in accordance with UK/EC definitions and approved methodology with respect to worldwide importing regulations.Tatlock & Thomson have been the United Kingdom’s leading experts in the analysis of alcoholic drinks since 1891 and are acknowledged experts in Scotch Whisky analysis. Additionally, easily accessible front line consultancy and technical experience provides production distillers, brewers and their sales and marketing divisions a quality and efficiency of service essential in today's intense operating environment.

We provide fast, accurate analysis of alcoholic beverages, food, drinking waters and brewing /distilling raw materials. Associated by-products analyses, including effluent and environmental samples are also handled routinely by experienced and highly qualified staff.

Scientific services also include water and beverage microbiology, on-site brewing and distilling analytical services including customised distillery analyses packages, water chemistry, research & technological development of alcoholic beverages, malt and raw material analyses including nitrosamine (NDMA), herbicides, pesticides, and heavy metal analyses. Modern expansive laboratories in Leven, Fife are equipped to a high standard including state of the art GC, GC-MS, LC and ICP-MS equipment.