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This Distillery is Raising Whiskey-Flavored Pigs

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Bacon and bourbon go together like donuts and cannolis. The pairing is magical. As luck would have it, Templeton Rye Distillery is taking this former union one step further by breeding whisky pigs.

That’s right, folks – pork that tastes like liquor. Well, sort of. Near Templeton’s Iowa location, 25 purebred Duroc pigs are being fed distillery grains used in whiskey-making in hopes they’ll have a distinctive whiskey flavor.

These pigs are set to be available to the public in June or July. So if you’re interested in trying this boozy pork, the company is now accepting pig requests on their Templeton Rye Pork Project site.

H/T Quartz

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Pay $2,500 To Eat This Big Black Cock, I Mean Chicken

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Fancy all-black poultry for dinner? Perhaps the Ayam Cemani from Indonesia will get you pondering a purchase.

The Ayam Cemani is “my most requested bird, ever,” touts Paul Bradshaw of Florida’s Greenfire Farms.

The unique bird features black feathers, skin, muscle, bone and organs — and, not surprisingly, it’s incredibly rare. In Asia, the Ayam Cemani is not only regarded for its beauty but also for its supposed “mystical powers.” Of course, all those unique qualities come at a high price tag — $2,500 per chicken to be exact.

Bradshaw is the first and only US breeder of the Ayam Cemani as of right now, and he’s planning on selling chicks early next year at $5,000 a pair. Yup, 5,000 buckaroos. If that number’s a little cringe-worthy, just think — you can’t really put a price on having a magical chicken running around your house, can you?

If you’re interested in adding this rare bird to your family, head on over to Greenfire Farms for all info.

H/T Food and Wine + PicThx Greenfire Farms