An Australian distiller has decided to take recycling to a whole new level.
An Australian distiller decided to bring the concept of recycling and a whole new level, taking the spit wine at a wine tasting conference and turning it into a spirit called Kissing a Stranger.
Peter Bignell had this idea while he was in a group tasting wines. As per tradition, in the tasting, most are spat in a bucket. This practice gives tasters to try many different wines using drunkenness. But for Bignell it was a waste.
Bignell, which normally produces rye whiskey in its Australian biodiesel-powered distillery, agrees with the organizers to collect the wine after the conference, with the aim of distilling. Bignell thus brought 500 liters of wine collected in a distillery, used their equipment to process it.
Twelve months later Bignell had turned the spit wine into an 80-degree spirit called "Kissing a Stranger", which had a flavor comparable to unripened brandy. The request to drink the distillate may be dangerous, but the heat in the distillation process can actually eliminate most of the germs. And would you try it?