Water Sensory

Water Sensory Services

FlavorActiV is committed to promoting good sensory practices across the whole beverage industry. A team of expert taster trainers, supported by consultant beverage experts, are combining their years of insider experience with advanced human calibration tools, tailored sensory programmes and instruments to give unparalleled sensory support.

FlavorActiV have a history of working alongside the industry’s leading organisations, establishing and maintaining good sensory practices globally. Moving forward, FlavorActiV continues to build on its goal of establishing an industry-wide global water flavour language, supported initally by FlavorActiV’s GMP flavour standards to train tasters to recognise defects and positives in water, and progressing to measure and maintain tasters skills and education level through advanced proprietary calibration tools and software.

If you have any questions about water sensory management, please contact water@flavoractiv.com.

FlavorActiV GMP Flavour Reference Standards

FlavorActiV’s pharmaceutical grade, GMP Flavour Standards are safe to smell, taste and drink, and can be used in almost any liquid to impart a real flavour, off-note, or taint. The spirit flavour standards were developed in FlavorActiV's dedicated pharmaceutical facility in the UK are sold individually in packs of 5 capsules, each capsule separately blister packed to provide flavour protection and prolonged shelf life. Production adheres to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) pharmaceutical quality controls. FlavorActiV's dedicated GMP Flavour Centre is certified and regulated by the UK Government’s Medicine Regulatory & Healthcare Product Agency (MHRA) to a standard which far exceed ISO 9001, ISO 17025 or any food grade certification.

Each of the 27 flavours below has undergone evaluation by FlavorActiV's Sensory Systems team as well as the water industry directly prior to inclusion within FlavorActiV's latest Water Flavour Lexicon and Library as important water flavour reference standards.

Acetaldehyde
Bruised Apple, Aldehydic, Emulsion Pain
Acetaldehyde
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Almond
Marzipan, Bitter Almond
Benzaldehyde
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Ink
Old TV set, Meseum-like, Electric Fire, Bakelite
Bromophenol
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Chlorophenol
Disinfectant, Antiseptic, Mouthwash
2, 6-Dichlorophenol
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DMS
Sweetcorn, Tomato Sauce
Dimethyl Sulphide
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Freshly Cut Grass
Leafy, Hedge Trimmings
Cis-3-Hexanoate
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H2S
Sulphury, Rotten Eggs
Hydrogen Sulphide
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Indole
Pig, Faecal, Farmyard, Coliform, Jasmin
Indole
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Chlorine
Swimming Pool, Clean Bathroom
Chlorine
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Bell Pepper
Earthy
2-Isobutyl-3-Methoxypyrazine
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Wet Earthy
Damp Soil, Freshly Dug Soil
2-Ethyl Fenchol
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Fish Oil
Rancid, Fish Oil
Trans 2-4 Heptadienal
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Dry Earthy
Dry Soil, Earthy
Geosmin
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Methanethiol
Drains, Leek-like, Rotten Vegetables
Methanethiol
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Metallic
Inky, Blood-likw, Tinny
Ferrous Sulphate
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Potato Skins
Raw Potatoes, Earthy
2-isopropyl-3-methoxypyrazine
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Motor Fuel
Diesel, Heavy Solvent, Gasoline
P-Cymene
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Mushroom
Fungus, Metallic
Octan-1-ol
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Trichloroanisole
Corked Wine, Musty, Damp
2,4,6 Trichloroanisole
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Styrene
Chemical, Polystyrene, Burning Plastic
Styrene
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DMDS
Rotten Vegetables, Sulphury
Dimethyl Disulphide (DMDS)
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Medicinal
Antiseptic, Mouthwash
O-Cresol (Methyl Phenol)
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Dry Hay
Hay, Straw
Nonanal
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Cucumber
Green Vegetable, Fragrant
Trans, Cis-2-6-Nonadienal
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Pencil Shaving
Woody, Pencil Shaving-like
1,4 Cineole
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Mulchy/Musty
Mulch, Rotten Vegetables
Methlisoborneol
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Swampy
Cooked Onion, Garlic-like, Alliaceous
Dimethyl Trisulphide
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Water Sensory Plan

1 › Train
Train using FlavorActiV's GMP Water Flavour Standards & Kits. Our multi-lingual team provide training in over 15 languages.
2 › Calibrate
Receive regular water proficiency kits to test your abilities. Input data into our proprietary software to benchmark your results globally.
3 › Maintain
FlavorActiV advanced training sessions and industry specific workshops will see your sensory knowledge continually grow across the range of flavour reference standards.
4 › Improve
Continual optimisation and analysis of support and package coupled with supply of GMP Flavour Standards.