Umm, what? According to Oddity Central, there is such a thing as Harley-Davidson infused gin. This Harley-Davidson infused gin comes with “extras.” Extras as in vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts inside the bottle. Truth.
The gin is the “brainchild” of Uwe Ehinger, a German motorcycle enthusiast. Uwe has been collecting vintage motorcycle parts from around the world for about 40 years.
Mr. Ehinger thinks he is putting his collection to good use by placing the parts into his Harley-Davidson infused gin. Every bottle of his exclusive “Archaeologist Gin” comes with a vintage motorcycle engine part submerged in “high-quality” 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: presepreserving the spirit of the old machines in an actual spirit and make it possible to experience the taste. – Uwe Ehinger
There is now a gin-infused with different Harley-Davidson infused “flavors.” You have a choice of parts from a Harley-Davidson 1939 Flathead, 1947 Knucklehead, or a 1962 Panhead.
More than just gin
The Harley-Davidson parts receive a cleaning before they are put into the bottle. Each part then receives a tin-alloy coating to make the gin safe (hopefully) to drink. But that’s not all. The packaging of the bottle is unique as well.
According to his website, the entire product and packaging design “recreates the handmade packaging of motorcycle parts in the 30s and 40s, using authentic materials and techniques.” For example, the gin comes in:
“Custom-made clear glass with bottom-side counterbore by Karl Schmid glassworks; original vintage machine part welded on a stainless-steel socket by Wolfrik Fischer studio.”
The website claims that even the paper and cardboard are exceptional. The paper packaging is from Maren Thomsen Les Naturals’ and comes in sand, anthracite, and alabaster white. To make the paper even more exceptional, the paper comes with crucible printing press hot foil stamping.
The result of the packaging process is actually pretty nice. Whether the gin follows suit, you’ll have to find out yourself. That is if you are willing to pay $1,050 per bottle.
Different strokes for different folks, I guess. But I have to admit that this one isn’t even in the same universe of something I’d consider. What about you? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
All photo credit: Archaeologist Gin