Production, distribution and use of denatured alcohol (Excise Notice 473)

This notice is about the production, distribution or use of denatured alcohol in the UK. Denatured alcohol is alcohol that has been made unsuitable for drinking by the addition of denaturants.



This Notice (July 2018) cancels and replaces Notice 473 production, distribution and use of denatured alcohol (January 2017). Details of any changes to the previous version can be found in paragraph 1.2 of this notice.

Published 1 July 2013
Last updated 27 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Information added about temporary changes to the use and supply of denatured alcohol and duty-free spirits, to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  2. Guidance updated with changes to the way applications for authority to receive and use IDA or TSDA are made. Also updated EU CDA formulations in section 16.

  3. The postal address has changed, paragraphs 1.2, 2.6, 13.2, 13.4, 13.5, 19.1, 19.2 and section 20 have been updated to reflect changes effective from December 2016.

  4. First published.