Welcome to Tatlock& Thomson Ltd

We’ve been supporing distillers since 1891.

Our certificates of analysis are recognised worldwide. With expertise in alcoholic beverage production and analysis, we can provide you with the services you need.

whisky testing

Our Lab Certification



  We provide certificates of analysis for beverage export. Our wide range of accredited analyses includes the extra parameters required for countries such as Brazil, India, Japan and China.

Our Facilities​

Tatlock House is a purpose built laboratory opened in 2013. We have a wide range of the latest instrumentation. We also have small scale distilling facilities

Our Location

Tatlock House,
The Teuchats,
KY8 5PF.

Get In Touch

Phone us and Karen will discuss your requirements.

Get in touch

01333 360603

The Latest Research and Analytical Technology

We provide research and product development studies covering production, maturation and raw materials. This includes analysis of phenols in both malt and whisky, maturation congeners and lactones in whisky and sulphur compounds.

“Tatlock & Thomson have been closely involved with the development of of the Scotch whisky industry since the end of the 19th century. This home based and international role imparts a major and continuing responsibility to the industry. To this end, we must always endeavour to deliver a rapid and accurate analyticial service to our industry.”

Dr Harry Riffkin,

Managing Director of Tatlock & Thomson Ltd

Our Expertise​

With ICP-MS, GC-MS, GC-FID, HPLC, IC and more we are equipped to carry out a large range of analyses.

Phthalate analysis in whisky


DBP, DEHP, DINP and others.

Metal analysis in distilled spirits


With ICP-MS we can detect a range of metals at ppb levels in water and beverages.

whisky testing

Higher alcohols

GC-FID provides results of higher alcohols and esters.

Why People Rely On Us​

We provide a one-stop shop for analyses required for worldwide export of whisky including plasticizers, sugars, ash and SO2.

High Quality Lab

We work with a wide range of the latest instrumentation

Unmatched Expertise

Our mentor and trainer has over 30 years in the business.

Precise Result

Our laboratory is UKAS accredited to ISO 17025.

Qualified Staff

Our staff are highly qualified with doctorates, MChem, MEng, BSC and DipDist built on with CPD in house.

We Provide a Range of Services

Certificates of analysis in English or other languages, malt predicted spirit yield and a range of testing, water testing to meet the requirements of Private Water Supplies Scotland (2017) and much more. Please contact at lab@tatlockandthomson.com, use the contact page or phone 01333 360603.

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Distillery Studies

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Water Sampling

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Water Analsyis

Tatlock and Thomson Expert Team​

Our team are here to help you.I

Jack Smeaton

Deputy Technical Manager

Jireh Gordon

Jireh Gordon

Quality Manager

Karen Lavelle

Karen Lavelle