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Potential Application for Fusel Oil

Available in Natural & Kosher

Fusel oil consists predominately of a mixture of C3, C4 and C5 chain length aliphatic alcohols. The proportions of the following will vary with source: 2-methylbutan-1-ol, isoamyl alcohol, isobutyl alcohol and n-propyl alcohol, in an ethanol medium.


Key Organoleptic Characteristics   Sharp, alcoholic, fermented, bready, yeasty and whiskey
Potential Applications Wine, whiskey, cognac and brandy flavors in general; bread and bread crust additives; in low concentrations for beer, apple ciders and banana, kiwi, raisin and apple ripe fruit nuance
Natural Occurrence Fusel oil production is a natural part of fermentation, thus present in all wines, whiskey, rum, bourbon, vodka, beer, cider and other products
Aroma Characteristics @1.0% in ethanol. Sharp, alcoholic, fermented, slightly pungent somewhat ethereal, it has nuances of rum, whiskey and wine
Taste Characteristics @10 ppm. Alcoholic, fermented yeasty bread-like notes, whiskey and rum-like
Product Number W249715