Study of Scotch Whisky by Advanced Spectroscopic and Spectrometric Techniques

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Chemistry


The global aim of the project is the study of Scotch whisky by advanced spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques. The main technique will be Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) with Mass Spectrometry being a complementary technique. The main project aims will be; developing a quantification method using NMR Spectroscopy for known whisky congeners (to allow for shorter analysis time). Investigate glycosidic compounds that are present in whisky. Investigate how the chemistry of whisky is changing over the maturation period, which in turn could allow for a forecasting model to be created with the possibility of allowing distilleries to predict the activity of their casks.


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Stockwell M (2020) Quantification of whisky congeners by 1 H NMR spectroscopy in Analytical Science Advances

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509644/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
2244248 Studentship EP/N509644/1 01/09/2018 30/11/2021 Marc Stockwell
EP/R513209/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2244248 Studentship EP/R513209/1 01/09/2018 30/11/2021 Marc Stockwell