Anyone for a glass of wizzky?
Of course, we’re sure that it’ll taste just fine, but we’re not so sure about its er, ‘unique’ ingredient – the urine of elderly diabetics. Yes, that’s the urine… of elderly diabetics. It’s been knocked together by dreamweaver James Gilpin and the urine is taken from volunteers including Gilpin’s own mother. Well that’s okay then.
According to Wired: “The urine is purified in the same way as mains water is purified, with the sugar molecules removed and added to the mash stock to accelerate the whisky's fermentation process. Traditionally, that sugar would be made from the starches in the mash.” Bleuurrgh!
Sadly/thankfully, there are no plans for Gilpin Family Whisky to be made commercially available just yet, but it will be displayed at events in London and Manchester over the next couple of months. Tasting sessions will also be available.
Still – it can’t taste any worse than a bottle of Bell’s can it, eh readers?