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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3.1 code 1551


  • Section: D - Manufacturing
  • Division: 15 - Manufacture of food products and beverages
  • Group: 155 - Manufacture of beverages
  • Class: 1551 - Distilling, rectifying and blending of spirits; ethyl alcohol production from fermented materials

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- manufacture of distilled, potable, alcoholic beverages: whisky, brandy, gin, liqueurs, "mixed drinks" etc.
- blending of distilled spirits
- production of ethyl alcohol from fermented materials
- production of neutral spirits

This class excludes:
- manufacture of non-distilled alcoholic beverages, see 1552, 1553
- manufacture of denatured ethyl alcohol, see 2411
- merely bottling and labelling, see 5122 (if performed as part of wholesale) and 7495 (if performed on a fee or contract basis)

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