A peculiar substance, obtained from tar or from crude pyroligneous acid by distillation. Creasote when pure, is a colorless liquid, of the consistency of oil of almonds, slightly greasy to the touch, and having a caustic, burning taste, and a penetrating, disagreeable odor, like that of smoked meat.

Creasote is sometimes adulterated with the fixed 4

c.nd volatile oils. These substances are detected bv strong acetic acid, which dissolves the creasote, and leaves them behind, floating above the creasote solution. Creasote is used in flavoring plain spirit, in imitation of Irish and Scotch whiskey, and also for some of the American brands.

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