Upcycling Biological Waste Into Whiskey

Upcycling Biological Waste Into Whiskey

A London designer has created a liquor by carefully distilling the urine of diabetics.

Naresh Kumar
  • 26 august 2010

London designer James Gilpin may have raised the eyebrows of many medical experts and whiskey lovers with his new project, “Gilpin Family Whisky.” The concept of the project is to utilize sugar-heavy urine excreted by diabetic patients for fermenting into high-end single malt whiskey. Gilpin, who is himself a type 1 diabetic, says that his project’s objective is to start a dialogue with health care professionals about the everyday problems caused by diabetes, and to consider the possibilities of using abundant biological waste products in new ways.

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