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11th March, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Whale skin

Whale-skin-cocktailPopular Hackney venue Nightjar found itself in a spot of hot water in 2012 after its premises were raided by authorities following a tip-off the bar sold a cocktail containing whale skin.

The bar’s Moby Dick cocktail contained “a small amount of whisky infused with a single 2cm by 5cm strip of dried whale skin”.

However, EU law bans the hunting and trading of cetaceans such as whales, forcing the bar to apologise and swiftly remove the controversial mix from its menu.

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