Dictionary » F » Fusel oil

Fusel oil

Fusel oil

(Science: chemistry) a hot, acrid, oily liquid, accompanying many alcoholic liquors (as potato whisky, corn whisky, etc), as an undesirable ingredient, and consisting of several of the higher alcohols and compound ethers, but particularly of amyl alcohol; hence, specifically applied to amyl alcohol.

Origin: g. Fusel bad liquor.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 821 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link