Product safety and quality are central to Alko’s responsible operations. This area is the responsibility of Alko’s Quality Control and the Alcohol Control Laboratory (ACL).
Potential new products are primarily tested through sensory evaluation. As yet, no device has been able to beat traditional smell and taste testing, which is why Alko quality controllers play a key role in checking new products.
However, since everything cannot be determined by smelling and tasting, science is also needed to ensure product quality. Alcohol Control Laboratory (ACL) analyses all products that have been selected for listing at Alko. ACL studies about 6,000 samples annually. ACL is a Notified Body notified to the European Commission by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The test results are valid all over the world.