Fruity and festive
Cognac oil has a very strong, alcoholic and fruity aroma. It is used mostly in flavours and perfumes to give a subtle and festive note. Its main constituent is ethyl pelargonate, a fruit-scented natural compound.
Cognac oil is native to France and is part of the Vitaceae family. It is extracted by steam distillation from dried, fermented grapes. It is distilled to produce brandy, where it is separated from the residues created during the manufacture of the alcohol. In the past, green cognac oil was the result of using copper stills to distil the liquid. Now, companies add the green in artificially in order to fit their customer's expectations!