Spirits with shocking ingredients

17th April, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

Beaver secretion, scorpions and elephant dung are just some of the outlandish ingredients used in spirits. We take a look at the brands that have taken bold moves when it comes to selecting weird substances for production.

This vodka brand contains a scorpion that can be eaten once the bottle is finished

Daring producers are taking spirits production a step further by infusing bodily fluids and whole insects into their products.

From a gin featuring botanicals extracted from elephant dung to critter-based bitters, some producers are using some of the most unlikely – and, on the face of it, unappealing – ingredients in their spirits.

Click through the following pages to discover what unusual ingredients have been used to form the very core of these unusual spirits. 

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