London bar raided for selling whale skin cocktail

Alys Francis, ninemsn
2:02pm December 10, 2012

Police have raided a London bar after it was allegedly caught serving a whale skin flavoured cocktail called the "Moby Dick".

The Wildlife Crime Unit confiscated a sample of the "whale skin infusion" cocktail from Nightjar bar in Hoxton, east London, on December 3 after receiving a tip off, police said.

Whale meat is illegal to sell in Europe under European Union protection laws.

The bar's menu described the cocktail as a "whale skin infusion" with Laphroaig whisky, Drambuie, ale and bitters.

A spokesperson from Nightjar told the Sunday Times they were unaware the cocktail contained an illegal ingredient and said it had been removed from the menu.

Author: Alys Francis. Approving editor: Fiona Willan.
Sources: The Sun, The Daily Mail.

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