Gallery: PISSKY: Gilpin Whisky is Recycled from Diabetic’s Urine


James Gilpin has Type 1 Diabetes — his pancreas doesn’t work, forcing him to take shots of insulin to process glucose from food. Gilpin got to thinking about elderly patients with diabetes, like his grandmother, who secrete tons of unprocessed medicine and sugar in their urine. A great idea dawned upon him — well, perhaps it’s a gross idea but we’ll leave that up to you — and he started the Gilpin Family Whisky project, a high end line of single malt whiskey made from the sugar-laden urine of people with diabetes. His grandmother was the first patient to recycle her pee into whiskey!

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  1. bobzed June 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

    The whole project takes “taking the piss” to new ridiculous levels of micturition.

  2. narduk September 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase getting pissed…

  3. quinn September 2, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Omg thats so SICK, in a astonishing, awesome, and also sick way.

  4. justinmacnair September 1, 2010 at 11:14 am


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