Bike made from whisky barrels rolled out

13th September, 2017 by Lucy Shaw

A bike made with staves from old Glenmorangie whisky casks has gone on sale at an eye-watering $6,950 a pop in what its makers claim to be a world first.

The fine specimen, called the Glenmorangie Original, is the fruit of a collaboration between Glenmorangie and Oregon-based bike maker Renovo.

Renovo has dubbed the project “a rolling testament to the versatility of wood” and claims the whisky bike will “exceed expectations on any sort of ride”.

The bikes are crafted from 15 Glenmorangie cask staves using Renovo’s hollow frame construction process designed to make the most of the trapezoidal shape of the staves.

Only a limited number of the bikes will be made, which can be fitted with different tire widths depending on the kind of ride users….

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