Motorcycle enthusiast crafts gin using vintage Harley-Davidson parts

By Daniel Uria  |  Aug. 16, 2017 at 2:49 PM
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Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A motorcycle fanatic in Germany has transformed his love of Harley-Davidson bikes into a special line of gin infused with motorcycle parts.

Uwe Ehinger gained the nickname The Archaeologist by spending much of his life scouring scrapyards and yard sales for vintage motorcycle parts, which he decided to incorporate into his own signature line 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," he said. "That is where the idea for 'The Archaeologist' emerged: presepreserving the spirit of the old machines in an actual spirit and make it possible to experience the taste."

Ehinger produces three different kinds of gin: Flathead, Panhead, and Knucklehead, each poured over an engine part from a different Harley-Davidson motorcycle inside custom glass bottles.

"The whole product and packaging design recreates the handmade packaging of motorcycle parts in the 30s and 40s, using authentic materials and techniques," Ehinger's website states.

The motorcycle piece in each bottle is also covered in a "food safe seal" to keep the metal and the alcohol intact.

Prices for the unique gin bottles range from $1,000 to $1,300.

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