Fusel oil refers to a term used to describe the higher alcohols, generally the various forms of propanol, butanol and amyl alcohol, which are congeners, or by-products of ethanol fermentation.

Normally, predominantly iso-amyl alcohol. Their presence in alcoholic beverages is known to be a cause of headaches and hangovers.

Ref: 123947/2006-10-18

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Alternative Spellings (Synonyms): oilers, oils

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