Anyone for a glass of wizzky?

1 September 2010

gilpin family whisky It’s a bit early in the day for our attention to be wandering towards whisky (no it isn’t) but we’re hoping and praying that we don’t get handed a bottle of Gilpin Family Whisky on Christmas Day.

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?


  • The B.
    Okay, the "pale" ones I can accept but that brown/red one in the photo, what the bloody hell's in it?
  • Howard M.
    @The Real Bob Gilpin’s mother loves a Guinness, it comes out a bit darker.
  • akiss
    Does it taste like Slurm?
  • The B.
    You sure it's not internal bleeding?
  • joanne
    I'll give it a miss...I've a few years left before I want to smell like old woman pish...
  • wet d.
    Nice to see thay have adopted Apple's approach to marketing products i.e stick any old piss in fancy wrapping and some tool will buy it
  • Mr S.
    Still, I bet it beats jizzky.
  • Zeddy
    Anyone want a wee dram?

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