Company press-release, Mar 23, 2020


The Kalsnava Distillery alcohol manufacturing plant adjusted its manufacturing to produce alcohol for disinfectants manufactured in Latvia



The largest Latvian producer of organic alcohol, Kalsnava Distillery, switched to round-the-clock work in order to satisfy the extremely high demand for disinfectants.

Until recently, the Kalsnava Distillery plant, which produces grain alcohol, had exported about 90% of its products. High-quality raw materials from Latvia are in demand for European companies specialising in the production of alcoholic beverages, including premium alcoholic beverages, and in the production of cosmetics, as well as by companies in a number of other industries.

In recent days, the situation has changed substantially. “A lot of domestic manufacturers of disinfectants and pharmaceuticals, which are necessary to combat the spread of Covid-19, have been contacting us recently,” says Liana Dravniece, Chairperson of the Board.

As a result, the enterprise promptly reorganised its work, and today it sends the lion’s share of products necessary for the domestic production of disinfectants to manufacturers in Latvia. Now Kalsnava Distillery operates at almost 100% capacity, whereas in December and January it operated at 60–70% capacity.

“We have already begun to receive orders in a number which significantly exceeds the number of products that the plant can produce in the coming days and weeks. “At the same time, we understand our responsibility and make every effort to improve the situation in this difficult period”, says Ms. Dravniece, “We are grateful to our foreign partners for their understanding, as we are forced to reschedule our planned deliveries, since today our resources are needed here, in Latvia; these resources can help protect health and save lives. We are also in contact with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Economics”.

However, the enterprise contacts local disinfectant manufacturers with a request to be patient while waiting for their orders: “The staff and the management are mobilising all resources to increase production, and they are working at full capacity. At the same time, we are not going to push up prices for our products, which are now lower than in many other European countries. Therefore, the cost of the final products, for the production of which alcohol is needed, should not increase significantly, even when taking into account delivery,” says Liana Dravniece.

The Kalsnava Distillery plant was founded in 1937. The enterprise produces grain alcohol and organic grain alcohol. From 2007–2014, several stages of production renovation were implemented; the entire technological base, the equipment, and the manufactured products comply with European standards today. In 2019, 5,800 tonnes of alcohol were produced at Kalsnava_Distillery, including 400 tonnes of organic alcohol of the highest quality. Most of it was exported to EU countries.



We are Kalsnava Distillery, bulk organic grain neutral alcohol manufacturer. Our ethanol alcohol production plant was founded in 1937. Within more than 80 years of our history, we developed from the small regional ethanol supplier into the EU certified modern organic alcohol company. The plant was globally renovated in a period of 2007 – 2014.
Starting from 2010, in just 10 years in Baltic countries we became the reliable supplier of food-grade neutral alcohol. Our customers are strong drinks bottling companies, bulk organic alcohol distributors, cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies. Now we expand our sales in Western European countries.

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Organic grain neutral alcohol 96.3% (OGNA)

This product also called organic grain alcohol, organic ethyl alcohol, organic neutral grain spirit, organic neutral alcohol, organic ethanol or just organic neutral spirit. It distilled from organic rye or wheat, supplied by organic certified and many times examined biological farms across Baltics.

It is crystal-clear highest-proof organic alcohol, the pure organic ethanol of 96.3% degree with characteristic taste and odor of pure organic grain alcohol for premium-segment vodka and other alcohol drinks bottling.

Conventional grain neutral alcohol 96.3% (GNA)

This product also called grain alcohol, ethyl alcohol, neutral grain spirit, neutral alcohol, ethanol, or just neutral spirit. It distilled from rye or wheat, supplied by certified and many times examined farms across Baltics. In quality and taste, conventional grain alcohol is not inferior to organic grain alcohol.

It is crystal-clear highest-proof alcohol, the pure ethanol of 96.3% degree with characteristic taste and odor of pure grain alcohol for premium-segment vodka and other alcohol drinks bottling.

Carbon dioxide (E290)

This is side product of grain alcohol production. After filtration and liquefaction, it turns into food supplement E290.

The ingredient used for sparkling drinks bottling.

Ether – aldehyde fraction

This is side product of grain alcohol production, the non-color liquid of 80-90% degree with the characteristic odor. It is denaturized with special additives product, used for washing liquids and other technical application products manufacturing.

Not for use for alcohol drinks bottling.


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All the production and technological processes at our plant are implemented and certified in accordance with EU regulations. We are following to the highest production standards and keeping our traditions – only the high-quality products for our customers.  Always.