Would You Taste The Gin Made From The Red Wood Ants?
Check out this gin made from the red wood ants!
This is the first gin made from red wood ants of the northern hemisphere. But this is no news for us, because nowadays there is a battle between who is making the best alcohol and people come up with the craziest ideas.
It’s true, the competition to create the weirdest alcohol is there, and we have one of the greatest contenders- the Anty Gin.
Yes, you have read that well, there is a gin that is made from ants.
How so? Who came up with this idea?
Well, that’s quite simple; the people who came up with this crazy idea are the mutant spawn of Copenhagen’s Nordic Food Lab and the UK-based Cambridge Distillery.
The Anty Gin, because that’s the name, is a bottle of gin loaded with the distillation of red wood ants.
And only ninety-nine bottles of this limited-edition Anty Gin have been produced for sale, and it is not available in the US. Meaning that this bug juice is not for paupers.
Its creators claim that each bottle has ‘the essence of approximately sixty-two wood ants’. The distillery has named itself ‘the world’s first gin tailor’, and is run by a couple, a husband and wife team, Will and Lucy Lowe.
The husband, Will is the company’s “Master Distiller” and the wife, Lucy, handles branding and marketing.
Every single bottle of this gin has been slapped with a laboratory-inspired label that reminds that you’re about to drink a liquid that has been made by couple of booze-loving mad scientists.
On his Instagram account, Will can be seen boastfully holding up a giant jar of dead ants in the process of “being macerated”.
In the adjoining comments, one follower inquires as to how the ants are … “dispatched,” to put it delicately.
The reply: “Just asked Will. The ants are dispatched with in ethanol at the point of picking. The ants have to be ‘happy ants’ because when they are angry they release their formic acid which is essential to produce the gin!”
Where do You Buy The Drink?
For those gin freaks and bespoke distillers who are interested in a more complex understanding of what purpose these sacrificial ants serve in the gin, visit the Cambridge Distillery website for a protracted, polysyllabic exposition that involves ant pheromones, formic acid, and the spraying of invaders.
How Much It Will Cost?
A single bottle will run you around $315. Ant essence included. Bonus: every bottle “comes with a 50ml Ant Distillate dropper bottle.”
However, you can no longer purchase the Batch 001, because is now Sold Out.
Would you buy this fancy drink? Aren’t you afraid of those ants?