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Harley Davidson engine parts 

This bizarre gin also comes with an eye-watering price tag – €1,000.

In July last year, a motorcycle enthusiast created what he believed to be, and probably is (!), the world’s first gin to be “infused” with the engine parts of a Harley Davidson.

Uwe Ehinger of workshop Ehinger Kraftrad – which manufacturers custom-made motorbikes – earned the nickname “The Archaeologist” due to his passion for scouring the planet for antique motorbikes and parts and using them to create his own models.

He subsequently created The Archaeologist – a €1,000 gin made by steeping the spirit with engine parts salvaged from an old Harley Davidson motorbike.

The bottles of gin are filled with original engine parts salvaged by Ehinger from across the world, including 1939 Flathead camshafts from the Mexican desert, 1947 Knucklehead screw-nuts from Chile or 1962 Panhead rocker arms from South Korea.

In making the gin, each motorbike part is sterilised and sealed with a tin alloy to make it safe, before being soldered onto a steel structure and encased inside a handcrafted bottle.

Priced at €1,000, each unique bottle is hand-stamped with a unique serial number of the engine part in its respective bottle.

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