Anty Gin is Distilled With the Essence of Red Wood Ants

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 25, 2015
References: cambridgedistillery & gizmag
Anty Gin is a British-made gin that is infused with ants. This isn't a pure attention-grabbing gimmick however; the formic acid found in ants is actually known to combine with alcohol to produce interesting flavors and smells. Indeed ants are also used in certain cuisines to lend flavor to dishes.

Each bottle of Anty Gin is infused with the essence of around 62 red wood ants. The ants are selected -- hand-picked, if you will -- and reared before being blended with various plants and berries and being distilled into a 42% proof gin. Other ingredients include juniper berries, common nettles, forest herbs and alexanders seed, with a 100% organically grown English wheat used as the spirit base.

So if you're looking for a gin that has an extra bit of character and bite to it, Anty Gin might just be for you.