Some Mad Genius Created a Premium Gin Flavored With Harley-Davidson Engine Parts

Hope you like your martinis nice and oily.

German custom bike builder Uwe Ehinger reckons that Harley fans have a thirst for all things Harley-Davidson, so he’s brewed up a premium gin that he’s marketing with recovered antique Harley engine parts soaking inside the bottles.

Ehinger’s work exhuming old motorcycles and parts has earned him the sobriquet “The Archeologist,” so that’s the name he’s applied to his gin. 

Some of the included parts are 1939 Flathead camshafts from the Mexican desert, 1947 Knucklehead screw-nuts from Chile or 1962 Panhead rocker arms from South Korea.

Before buying your bottle, know this: cast parts are porous and will hold old engine oil, so go for the polished parts if you’d prefer less taste of 10W-40 and raw castings if you can’t get enough of that old petroleum.

Archeologist gin’s packaging is made using selected cardboards and colors, printed on an original Heidelberg Tiegelprinting press from 1931 to capture that period look. Waxed wrapping paper tells the story of each part’s discovery.

This unique design is completed by hand-stamped, tamper-proof seals and clenched hang-tags, each bearing the unique serial number of the engine part in its respective bottle.

With prices in Euros corresponding to $1,058 to $1,293, these bottle might stay tamper-proofed! The first run sold out, but you can place orders on the web site.