Wednesday, 1 September 2010

WTF Wednesdays - 01/09/2010


Those of you who follow the simply wonderful Stephen Fry on Twitter may have seen this morning a post regarding the drinking of whiskey made from the urine of diabetics.

Not one for disbelieving Stephen Fry, I had to follow it up, and as ludicrous as it sounds, the story is actually true.

One James Gilpin has started creating a whiskey in which the sugar rich urine of his diabetic grandmother, among others is used in the distilling process. Once the whiskey has been fully distilled, the product is bottled and labelled under the "Gilpin Family Whiskey" label, with the name and age of the person who "donated" to the process included on the label.

Not that I drink whiskey, but I can't say that I'm overly keen on drinking it! Still, you have to try everything once!

The Gilpin Whiskey site can be found here

Happy Hump Day :0)


  1. WTF! I'm all for the elderly being a valuable and useful part of society, but perhaps farming them for pee-whiskey is excessive?

  2. You know what they say... always save your morning first... to make whiskey!
    Just kidding, but this is gross all I can really say is blech.
    And how do you spell "elder exploitation"?

  3. To start with, I don't even like whiskey that much. Whiskey from the urine of a diabetic? That doesn't sound appetizing at all.


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