A very Pete-y malt

17 Sep 2013 1min read

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People with diabetes occasionally note the growth of mould in their toilets – a consequence of the sugars present in their urine.

Artist / designer James Gilpin made the observation that yeast would probably grow as well, and from that thought it was (apparently!) only a short step to making whisky from the fermented urine.

I sincerely hope that this never catches on, but it is perhaps an interesting way to draw attention to an unrecognised symptom … in the US there are currently about 7 million people with undiagnosed diabetes.


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