10 weird ingredients that have been used in gin

Products used in the embalming process

That Boutique-y Gin Company’s range could virtually fill this article on their own. The inventive company, which enjoys pushing the boundaries as to what actually constitutes a gin, is responsible for sending gin to the moon and has flavoured spirits with cucamelons, hot sauce and neroli.

One of its recent releases included Dead King Gin, which combines the scent of freshly unwrapped Egyptian mummies and gin, featuring botanicals traditionally used in the embalming process including rosemary, honey, moss and myrrh.

Unravelling mummies was once all the rage among certain circles in Victorian Britain with individuals such as surgeon and antiquarian Thomas Pettigrew (b.1791 – d.1865) professing a particular fascination with the topic.

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