There is something about loud engines, exhaust fumes and the open road that make men, well... stupid. The same way that alcohol makes us stupid and pretty women make us even stupider. Combining two or more of the above ingredients is usually ill-advised, good fun or straight up illegal.
One man, whom we’ll presume spent more time in motor garages than the company of females, combined two of his favourite things – alcohol and motorcycle parts. The result is a little odd but mostly brilliant. Harley-Davidson restorer and parts dealer Uwe Ehinger now sells dry gin in bottles that also contain vintage Harley-Davidson parts.
The Archaeologist Gin comes in three variations: Panhead, Flathead and Shovelhead, and each bottle is graced with a part from the engine of a classic Harley. The parts have been polished and sealed with food-grade tin, so they don’t technically infuse with the gin (thank fuck), but we honestly have no clue how it actually tastes or how much gin is actually in the bottle (given the obvious fact of liquid displacement, and that each part is different in size).
Furthermore to how ridiculous it all is, each bottle costs between €900 and €1100 (about A$1500). I mean when you weigh up how many Bundy and cokes you can buy with that, you really need to ask yourself whether or not gin that potentially tastes like a carburettor is worth it. Don’t know why but despite all of this, we can’t wait to try it for ourselves.