A german biker, called the Archeologist, fond of custom (what a custom!) and a drinking lover, combined his passion for the Harley-Davidson with a special collection of gin made with parts of motorbikes.
Uwe Ehinger, nicknamed “L’Archeologo” (The Archeologist), spent most part of his life rooting around garbage and flea markets looking for parts, changes and parts of vintage motorbikes (Harley), and now he wants to use all the stuff in the distillation of a personal collection of gin.
“Every time I make a find of rare bikes, I wonder how to use every single part – because they deserve to be preserved”. That is where the idea for ‘The Archaeologist’ emerged: preserving the spirit of the old machines in an actual spirit and make it possible to experience the taste.
“The whole product and packaging design recreates the handmade packaging of motorcycle parts in the 30s and 40s, using authentic materials and techniques” Ehinger explains on his website.
Ehinger produces three different types of gin: Flathead, Panhead e Knucklehead, each one is spilled on a part of the engine by a different model of Harley-Davidson into glass bottles customized and numbered.
The parts used inside the bottles are treated and maintained in special crafted boxes, to preserve metal and alcohol.
Prices are not cheap we have to say: the bottles cost 900 or 1.100 euros. But if you have one of his custom or chopper, one bottle will be for free for sure!
Take a seat, relax and enjoy the video of the “Archeologo” and if you wanna spend some euros click here to buy a bottle this link.