A mobile liquid substance used in the preparation of artificial cognac and for flavouring wines; made from oenanthic acid and ethyl alcohol by the action of sulphuric acid, and propared commercially from the oxidized products of oil of rue. It is stated to be a mixture of capric and caprylic acids, has a strong vinous odour, and is readily soluble in alcohol and ether. Many fusel oils contain these acids, and some Hungarian wines are known to contain amyl caprate.
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