What Makes a Good Denaturant?

  • Required by law to be suitable for the intended use.
  • Must make the distilled spirits unfit for beverage use.
  • Should be difficult to separate from the distilled spirits (ex. forms an azeotrope with the distilled spirits).
  • Should contain a warning taste and/or odor.
  • Needs to be universally acceptable.


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