Our clients fit into very different sectors. Consequently, we have a wide variety of alcohols. In all cases, we always adjust to the quality and service requirements of our customers, carrying out exhaustive quality and traceability checks.

 

Sectors to which we address:

INDUSTRY

Graphic Arts and Inks
We supply alcohols, alcohol mixtures with solvents (acetates, cleaning solvents specific to each activity) and custom solvents.

Automotive
We supply alcohols for cleaning, special alcohol-based solvents for the dilution of paints, cleaning of guns, machinery and robots, etc.

Cosmetics and Perfumery
One of the sectors with the highest consumption. We are a supplier of national and multinational companies based in Spain of alcohols for the manufacture of perfumes, colognes, deodorants, etc.

Home clean  
We sell alcohols for the production of cleaning, detergency and maintenance products. Eg Multipurpose.

Paints, Varnishes and Coatings
We supply alcohols for the production of varnishes, dyes, lacquers, adhesives and glues.

PHARMACY AND FINE CHEMISTRY

Pharmacy
We are suppliers of manufacturers of sanitary alcohols.

Fine Chemistry
We supply ethyl alcohols and solvents for synthesis and extraction to the final chemical industry.

DRINKS AND FOOD

Licoristas y Bodegas
Liquors and wineries. We supply all types of alcohols that may be needed such as beet alcohol, cane, wine, cereals, wine and pomace liquors, etc.

Oils for Food Use.

Bakery, candy and sweets.

MIXES AND MANUFACTURING

We make customized formulations and liquid mixtures for third parties as an added value service to their clients. Mixtures of Alcohol-IPA, Alcohol-Ethyl Acetate, etc.

If you need a particular mix, contact us.

All the agricultural alcohols are obtained from the fermentation of the sugars of certain agricultural products (eg beet, cane, wheat, barley, corn, grape, etc.). According to the origin of alcohol, alcohol will have a certain name and a certain use.

 

NEUTRAL ALCOHOL OF 96º AND 99º: BEET, CANE OR CEREAL

The 96º alcohol is of agricultural origin and its origin can be cereal or molasses (either beet or cane). 

The most widely used in Europe for most applications (cosmetics, perfumery, household cleaning, etc.), is the alcohol of 96 molasses, and specifically, beet. However, as Europe is deficient in alcohol production of 96 and 99, it is necessary to import alcohols, and these, in their majority, are of cane origin. Beetroot production is very limited to Europe for both sugar and alcohol (in the rest of the countries of the world, alcohol and sugar are produced mostly from sugarcane – or corn in the case of the US-). 

The alcohol of 99º that we supply is also of agricultural origin, and is destined fundamentally to industries of cosmetics and perfumery (to make aerosols), of Fine Chemistry (synthesis processes), and to make inks. 

Cereal alcohol is used mainly for the production of spirits such as Vodka, Gin, Whiskey, etc. In these cases, the process of obtaining is from the starches present in the cereal (either corn, wheat or barley), which are transformed into sugars and then into alcohol (once fermented).  

Markers or denaturants

The above-mentioned alcohols can be consumed in their pure state, that is, without denaturant or marker, when they are destined for the Beverage and Food sector. 

In the case of being destined to another type of industry, the alcohols must be denatured or marked with the different markers approved by the legislation. 

In the case of Spain, approved general denaturants are: 

BITREX (Denatonium Benzoate): 10 ppm
MEK (Methyl ethyl ketone): 1.25%
F / B (Diethyl Phthalate + Bitrex): 0.3% + 2ppm Bitrex 

Once added, these alcohols are not susceptible to be destined for human consumption, and in this way, they are exempt from the tax on derived beverages, and can be used in industry. 

In addition to the previous denaturants, certain companies use specific so-called denaturants that must be authorized by Customs (eg Linalol, Etilo + Bitrex, etc.). If this were the case, we advise our clients and perform those denaturalizat.

 

WINE ALCOHOLS

These are the alcohols that come from the distillation of wine and other wine by-products such as lees and grape marc. The main ones are:

Brandy (Fresh) – Eau de Vie de Vin:

The raw materials of origin are quality wines (whites mostly) that are previously selected following rigorous controls. From there, the distillation of these wines is carried out, seeking to enhance the aromas and tastes of this type of alcohol. 

The distillation of the wines is carried out in copper stills when it is pursued to achieve Holandas of between 65-74% or in distillation columns if what you want to achieve are Wine spirits between 77-78º. 

These wine spirits are used mainly for the production of Brandy (both from Jerez and France) and Oporto wines.

Wine spirits are unique products, never the same, due to the fact that they are not neutral spirits. In this respect, Iberalcohol adapts to the requirements and needs of its customers, providing the brandy more adjusted to the quality standards required.

Wine Distillate between 94% and 95.5% vol: intended for the production of beverages (eg Brandy).

Neutral rectified alcohols of 96.3% vol: they are obtained from the distillation and rectification, fundamentally of fresh mark and lees. Sometimes, wine is also used as a raw material. These alcohols are used mainly to “lead” Sherry wines (to increase the alcohol content), for the elaboration of Mistelas, Madeira wine, etc.

Brandy (Aged):

“Claret is the liquor for boys, port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.” Samuel Johnson, English poet and writer of the eighteenth century.

What was previously known as Spanish Cognac is Brandy. 

It is the spirit obtained from the aging of “Fresh Brandy-Eau de Vie de Vin”. The minimum degree that must have is 36º and the minimum aging is of 6 months. Brandy is also made in France and, specifically, if it is made in Cognac, it is the called Cognac.

Brandy is considered by many experts to be the noblest of spirits as the origin of its raw material is wine. In other beverages, the origins are: 

– Molasses (cane for Rum, Beet for Gin and Anise)
– Barley for whiskey
– The potato for some vodkas.  

In short, unlike other liquors, which use alcohols made of by-products, Brandy is made with a first quality raw material, wine, and also the most expensive. 

The most common Brandy is 1, 3, 5 and 10 years old.  Contact us if you need any of the products.

OTHER COMMERCIALIZED ALCOHOLS

Sugar Cane Distillate.
Grape Marc Spirit.
Unclean Alcohol (Head & Tails Alcohol).

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