Iceland Brewery makes whale testicle beer
Geege Schuman stashed this in Iceland
An Icelandic micro-brewery has announced its new beer will be flavoured with smoked whales' testicles, it's been reported.
What an interesting place, this Iceland!
The Stedji brewery's Hvalur 2 beer is being sold for a limited period to mark the Icelandic midwinter month of Thorri, the Visir website reports. The testicles of fin whales - which are an endangered species - are cured "according to an old, Icelandic tradition" before being salted and smoked, with one being used per brewing. "We want to create a true Thorri atmosphere, and therefore we decided to use smoked testicles from fin whales for flavouring the beer," says Dagbjartur Ariliusson, a co-owner of the brewery. "We put a lot of effort into this and it's a long process." In 2013, Iceland resumed commercial fin whaling after a two-year suspension. Most of its whale meat is exported to Japan.
I appreciate that it's a long process but I have no desire to taste this flavor.
And once again Iceland gets points for doing something original.