Read more about our laboratory’s extensive range of services

ACL offers analysis services not only to Alko but also to authorities, producers, wholesalers and importers. In addition to serving its Finnish customers, ACL also operates internationally.

The Alcohol Control Laboratory has 80 years of experience in the chemical testing of alcoholic beverages, spirits and other products containing alcohol, such as hand sanitisers and windscreen washer fluids. We also analyse non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beverages.

Analyses for everything – from first control to R&D

Our analysis method range includes 31 accredited methods. For example, accredited methods are used to carry out first control analyses for alcoholic beverages. Click here to read more about the prices of analyses for alcoholic beverages.

In addition to accredited methods, our range of services covers a broad variety of chemical analysis methods. We also perform microbiological analyses of alcoholic beverages.

In addition to first control analyses, our services can also help you with self-supervision, quality control or R&D.

Results in 10 working days – express analyses also possible

Results are normally available in two weeks (10 working days). We can also provide our customers with faster service by delivering the results in one week (3 - 5 working days). We charge an express fee for performing analyses in one week (+50% of the standard price). The results of special analyses will be available in about three weeks.

If separately agreed upon, we can arrange to provide results for certain samples in one or two working days. We charge an express fee for performing these analyses (+100% of the standard price).  For very urgent samples, please call the laboratory in advance.

Sample delivery

We are located on Arkadiankatu in Helsinki. You can deliver samples for analysis directly to our laboratory on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm. If you are sending your samples by post, please use the address below and ensure that the samples are delivered to the door. Remember to clearly label your samples and use the Dekka customer portal or a sample delivery note to request an analysis.

Contact us if you have any queries!


Alcohol Control Laboratory (ACL)

Postal address and street address:

Alcohol Control Laboratory (ACL)

Arkadiankatu 2 (P.O. Box 99), 4th floor

00101 Helsinki, Finland


Office telephone: +358 (0)20 711 5808, weekdays 8 am – 4 pm

Office email:

ACL is an accredited laboratory

FINAS Finnish Accreditation Service has verified the competence and independence of ACL. The scope of accreditation of the laboratory covers the chemical testing of spirits, other beverages containing alcohol and technochemical products. The laboratory meets the requirements of the SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

What kinds of analyses does ACL carry out?

ACL performs a wide range of analyses, such as:

  • Alcohol content
  • Extract
  • Total acidity
  • Sulphur dioxide
  • Citric acid
  • Sorbic acid
  • pH
  • Glucose & fructose
  • Propylene glycol

ACL can also perform other kinds of analyses – contact us (!

For more information on analyses and their prices, click here.

Sample delivery note

If you do not already have a user ID for the customer portal, please include a sample delivery note when sending in your samples for testing. You can deliver the sample delivery note with the samples or via email:

Sample delivery note