September 2, 2010

Gilpin Family Whisky: URINE for a Treat!

pissky.pngTalk about a new spin on an old product - a gentleman in the UK has started making what is colloquially known as "pissky" - whisky distilled from the sugary urine of elderly diabetics. Let us say that again, slowly - whisky...made from the urine...of old people. And before you ask, no they're not selling it, but the linked story has details on how you can try it if you want to hop on a plane to London.

Here are some more details from the story over at WIRED.co.uk:

The source material is acquired from elderly volunteers, including Gilpin's own grandmother, Patricia. 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.

Once fermented into a clear alcohol spirit, whisky blends are added to give colour, taste and viscosity, and the product is bottled with the name and age of the contributor.

Thanks for the link, Tool Snob - and would you mind peeing in this cup for us before you start that table saw?

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at September 2, 2010 10:03 AM
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