A motorcycle aficionado extended his passion from racing and collecting rare bikes to crafting a special line of gin infused with vintage Harley-Davidson parts.
Uwe Ehinger of Germany spent most of his life searching for vintage motorcycle parts at backyards, garages and scrapyards in remote areas across the world. He considers himself a motorcycle legend.
Ehinger is known as “The Archeologist,” which is also the brand name for his gin products. In his website, Ehinger said he was “infected with an incurable fever: the Harley virus” at age 17.
“Every time I make a find of rare bike, I wonder how to use every single part—because they deserved to be preserved. That is where the idea for ‘The Archeologist’ emerged: preserving the spirit of the old machines in an actual spirit and make it possible to experience the taste.”
Ehinger together with Katrin Oeding established Ehinger Kraftrad in 2008. The company specializes in developing and producing bikes, bike parts, and apparel in small limited quantities with high quality. Its products are incorporated with fragment of motorcycling history.
Ehinger expanded into producing The Archeologist line of gin including the Flathead, Panhead, and Knucklehead. Each type of gin is flavored with the spirit of the original engine parts of three classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The motorcycle part in each bottle is “specially cleaned and sealed with a tin alloy foodstuff.”
“The whole product and packaging design recreates the handmade packaging of motorcycle parts in the 30s and 40s, using authentic materials and techniques,” according to Ehinger in his website.
The price of the Flathead gin is €1,100, the Knucklehead gin is €1,000, and the Panhead gin is €900.
Ehinger boasts that each of The Archaeologist gin is “an outstanding piece of craftsmanship” in every detail.
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