Grain Neutral Spirits Market

Grain Neutral Spirits Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

Neutral spirits, also popularly known as neutral alcohol or rectified spirits, contrary to the literal meaning is characterize by ABV--as high as 95%. They are typically made from a variety of agriculture produce, including the grains. Key characteristics that anchor the evolution of grain neutral spirits market are their blandness, notably in terms of fragrances, color, and flavor. The base has been used by bartended to up the ABV of cocktails, while some enthusiasts have used grain neutral spirits to rectify spirit. Rise in demand for vodka and gin among different demographics of the target population is a key trend bolstering prospects in the grain neutral spirits market.

The wide range of neutral spirits in various other industrial applications also shape the evolving contours of the grain neutral spirits market. Thus, the market has seen an expanding array of pharmaceutical products, cosmetic products, flavoring agent for the food industry, and for a few research applications in lab settings. The do-it-yourself (DIY) has become a promising target consumer segment, especially for mixing various spirits of their choices. A case in point is the rising demand for neutral spirits among craft distillers. New avenues in the grain neutral spirits in saturated markets might come from industry players looking for using grain neutral spirits to attain food-grade level of sterilization.

Global Grain Neutral Spirits Market Outlook

The global alcohol consumption has been increasing continuously, especially in developed regions of North America and Europe. Though the consumption share of beer is higher, the wine and spirit segment has been witnessing faster growth in terms of consumption. The revenue sales of spirits in the global stage increased by 43% over a five-year timeline, i.e. between 2007 and 2011. Owing to changing trend of consumption of spirits, a rise in demand for high purity alcohols, especially from the manufacturers' side, has been witnessed. Grain Neutral spirits have alcoholic strength of more than 95.0% v/v min. Grain neutral spirits consist of various kinds of grain alcohol, which is produced through repeated fermentation and distillation of wheat, rye and other such grains.     

Global Grain Neutral Spirits Market: Reasons for Covering this Title

According to the recent stats, the global consumption of spirits and wines has been on the rise. Brandy consumption, excluding Cognac and Armagnac, shot up by 23.4% between 2007 and 2014. Similarly, rum has always been one of the favorite beverages, accounting for a higher share of consumption among the spirits segments. The global wine and spirits market is being driven by a rise in consumption rate of gin (+ 3.7%), tequila (+5.2%) and whiskey (1.7%). On the other hand, Grain Neutral spirits are used on a large scale as raw material alcohol in the production of spirits, such as vodka, gin, etc. Grain neutral spirits help to maintain the flavor of alcohol, having at least 95.0% v/v min alcoholic strength. Hence, the rise in consumption of wines and spirits will help drive the demand for grain neutral spirits.      

Global Grain Neutral Spirits: Market Segmentation

On the basis of sources, the global Grain Neutral Spirits market has been segmented as –

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Corn
  • Rye
  • Others

On the basis of application, the global Grain Neutral Spirits market has been segmented as –

  • Beverages
    • Vodka
    • Gin
    • Blended Whiskey
    • Cordials
    • Liqueurs
    • Soft drinks/Sodas
  • Preservative
  • Vinegar
  • Cosmetic Products
  • Solvent for flavoring

On the basis of the distribution channel, the global Grain Neutral Spirits market has been segmented as –

  • Direct
  • Indirect
    • Supermarket/Hypermarket
    • Specialty Store
    • Liquor Stores
    • E-Retailers

Global Grain Neutral Spirits Market: Key Takeaways

Over the forecast period, Asia Pacific is anticipated to account for higher consumption of spirits, surpassing all other markets, which will create opportunities in Grain Neutral spirits market in terms of value and volume sales in the region.

Global Grain Neutral Spirits Market: Key Players

Some of the key players operating in the global Grain Neutral Spirits market are Cargill Inc., Sasma BV, Ethimex Ltd., Tarr, LLC , Grain Processing Corporation, Revolvy, Ultra Pure, LLC (Signature Spirits), Grainotch Industries ltd., Terressentia Corporation, Ethanol Trading Corporation, MGP Ingredients, Inc. Thai Beverage Plc , among others

Key Trends: Global Grain Neutral Spirits Market

Major shareholding companies have been strategizing on innovation by coming up with different unique types of grain neutral spirits to cater to the varying preference of target customers. Owing to rising demand for grain neutral spirits, companies are also strategizing on acquiring other companies to increase their production capacities.

Global Grain Neutral Spirits Market: Key Developments

  • In the year 2013, MGP Ingredients, Inc., owing to rising demand and growing consumer preference for grain-based alcohol, added grain neutral spirits (GNS) distilled from wheat, to its product portfolio
  • In the year 2010, Thai Beverages Plc, acquired Yunnan Yulinquan Liquor Co. Ltd. (YLQ), a local white spirits distillery located in Eshan district in Yuxi town. Through this acquisition, Thai Beverages Plc acquired the company, which has a production capacity of 5,000 tons annually

Global Consumption Trend of Spirits

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Opportunities for Grain Neutral Spirits Market Participants

In the global Grain Neutral Spirits market, North America and the Asia Pacific witness highest rate of consumption of grain-based spirits and other non-alcoholic beverages. In countries, such as India, a rise in consumption of grain-based beers as well as whiskeys is being witnessed. This on-going trend will provide excellent opportunities for Grain Neutral Spirit manufacturers. Moreover, consumers crave naturally derived cosmetic products, especially in Europe and south-east part of Asia. And as a matter of fact, Grain Neutral Spirits are being considered as one of the main ingredients for these types of product, which will indirectly create opportunities for Grain Neutral Spirits in the cosmetic industry.


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