Alcohol


Get expert insight from our mixologists and brewmasters as they help you create
new experiences in beer, wine and spirits.

Leading the way in alcohol expertise

Consumers are seeking new and exotic taste experiences in alcohol and are looking to their favorite brands to deliver. We have expert mixologists and brewmasters around the world ready to help you:

  • create new concepts
  • optimize existing products
  • increase your speed to market

 

Craft traditional favourites or devise new and exotic taste experiences

Satisfying discerning consumers

Kerry’s global expertise in taste and nutrition means we can work with you to capture the authentic alcohol tastes that consumers love. Our experience in flavor development makes it possible to expand the consumption possibilities of alcoholic drinks and keep you ahead of the curve.

Take the trend for adding new flavors to beers and spirits, for example. We can can warm up traditionally summer drinks like cider with a cinnamon blend to create the perfect beverage for the autumn/winter market or respond to consumers moving away from ‘pure’ beers to those infused with interesting flavors such as citrus, berries, chocolate or spices.

Our flavor expertise can help you make this happen.

Also central to Kerry’s expertise is Innovating with spirits, which has seen the most development in terms of flavoring over the past few years. 

The key trends we are seeing, are as follows:


Expert support for brewers, distillers and sommeliers

Kerry has more than a century of brewing and distilling knowledge that we can apply to help you create alcoholic drinks that taste good, look enticing, and tell a story.

Our Global Technology and Innovation Centers in Naas and Beloit are home to an international team of application technologists and sensory analysts who work alongside experienced flavorists.

We have collaborated with our customers to develop craft beers that can make verifiable claims about their origins through our range of clean label solutions. We have reinvigorated heritage spirits like vermouth, and reinvented retro flavors with an alcoholic twist. Our expertise in natural flavor extraction has allowed us to create spice blends and real fruit distillates.

  • Transparency: use of traceable ingredients derived from a particular origin
  • Nostalgia: focus on heritage spirits and mixers that are undergoing a resurgence in popularity
  • Premiumization: using high end or limited edition ingredients for customers seeking out premium and indulgent flavors
  • Citrus flavors: bringing with them a promise of summer are the zesty flavors of orange, grapefruit, lime and lemon
  • Exotic flavors: we’ve helped create all kinds of exotic flavor fusions in beers, wines and spirits 
 

Excellence throughout

Kerry’s team of scientists and sensory experts can help to optimize your alcoholic beverages – ensuring that you make the most of traditional tastes and elevating you above your competitors with unique, next-generation flavors.

We can work with you to fine-tune the flavors of your alcoholic beverages with our flavor modulation technology. You could also try our stable citrus flavor – sourced from the best citrus-growing regions worldwide and designed to provide a long shelf life. Our alcohol boosters accentuate the perception of alcohol in a drink. We have botanical flavors that can infuse your spirits offering and our expertise in Taste can help you create alcohol products tailored for particular needs, including the following options:

  • gluten-free
  • low-calorie
  • sugar-free
  • organic ingredients
 

Flavour

Satisfying discerning consumers

Kerry’s global expertise in taste and nutrition means we can work with you to capture the authentic alcohol tastes that consumers love. Our experience in flavor development makes it possible to expand the consumption possibilities of alcoholic drinks and keep you ahead of the curve.

Take the trend for adding new flavors to beers and spirits, for example. We can can warm up traditionally summer drinks like cider with a cinnamon blend to create the perfect beverage for the autumn/winter market or respond to consumers moving away from ‘pure’ beers to those infused with interesting flavors such as citrus, berries, chocolate or spices.

Our flavor expertise can help you make this happen.

Also central to Kerry’s expertise is Innovating with spirits, which has seen the most development in terms of flavoring over the past few years. 

The key trends we are seeing, are as follows:


Innovation

Expert support for brewers, distillers and sommeliers

Kerry has more than a century of brewing and distilling knowledge that we can apply to help you create alcoholic drinks that taste good, look enticing, and tell a story.

Our Global Technology and Innovation Centers in Naas and Beloit are home to an international team of application technologists and sensory analysts who work alongside experienced flavorists.

We have collaborated with our customers to develop craft beers that can make verifiable claims about their origins through our range of clean label solutions. We have reinvigorated heritage spirits like vermouth, and reinvented retro flavors with an alcoholic twist. Our expertise in natural flavor extraction has allowed us to create spice blends and real fruit distillates.

  • Transparency: use of traceable ingredients derived from a particular origin
  • Nostalgia: focus on heritage spirits and mixers that are undergoing a resurgence in popularity
  • Premiumization: using high end or limited edition ingredients for customers seeking out premium and indulgent flavors
  • Citrus flavors: bringing with them a promise of summer are the zesty flavors of orange, grapefruit, lime and lemon
  • Exotic flavors: we’ve helped create all kinds of exotic flavor fusions in beers, wines and spirits 
 

Optimisation

Excellence throughout

Kerry’s team of scientists and sensory experts can help to optimize your alcoholic beverages – ensuring that you make the most of traditional tastes and elevating you above your competitors with unique, next-generation flavors.

We can work with you to fine-tune the flavors of your alcoholic beverages with our flavor modulation technology. You could also try our stable citrus flavor – sourced from the best citrus-growing regions worldwide and designed to provide a long shelf life. Our alcohol boosters accentuate the perception of alcohol in a drink. We have botanical flavors that can infuse your spirits offering and our expertise in Taste can help you create alcohol products tailored for particular needs, including the following options:

  • gluten-free
  • low-calorie
  • sugar-free
  • organic ingredients
 

Beer Brewing Ingredients

Our brewmasters, flavorists and technology specialists drive innovation and create efficiencies in the traditional beer brewing process.