Cheers to that! Now scotch lovers can wheel their passion out from the drinks cabinet to the road, thanks to a bicycle crafted from old whisky barrels

The bicycle made out of Glenmorangie WHISKY casks

Now scotch lovers can wheel their passion out from the drinks cabinet to the road, thanks to a bicycle crafted from old whisky barrels.

Glenmorangie has unveiled a limited run of two-wheelers which have been made from liquor-infused oak.

The bikes, which weigh around 18lbs and cost £5,200, were made by U.S. hardwood bike specialists, Renovo.

Cheers to that! Now scotch lovers can wheel their passion out from the drinks cabinet to the road, thanks to a bicycle crafted from old whisky barrels

Cheers to that! Now scotch lovers can wheel their passion out from the drinks cabinet to the road, thanks to a bicycle crafted from old whisky barrels

All of the wood was shipped from Glenmorangie’s quaint distillery in Tain, Scotland, to Portland, Oregon, where it was re-purposed.

Each bike frame is handcrafted from around 15 wooden staves taken from the casks in which Glenmorangie ‘original’ blend was matured.

The sturdy oak casks are only used twice to help ensure a ‘smoother, rounder taste’.

To start, the wood was kiln dried before being sanded and smoothed into shape.

Each bike took around 20 hours to create.

Glenmorangie's sturdy oak casks are only used twice to help ensure a 'smoother, rounder taste'

Glenmorangie’s sturdy oak casks are only used twice to help ensure a ‘smoother, rounder taste’

Each bike frame is handcrafted from around 15 wooden staves taken from the casks in which Glenmorangie 'original' blend was matured

Each bike frame is handcrafted from around 15 wooden staves taken from the casks in which Glenmorangie ‘original’ blend was matured

To start, the wood was kiln dried before being sanded and smoothed into shape. Each bike took around 20 hours to create

To start, the wood was kiln dried before being sanded and smoothed into shape. Each bike took around 20 hours to create

Commenting on the recycling idea, Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling and whisky Creation, said: ‘Glenmorangie is renowned for using the finest casks just twice, to create the smoother, rounder profile of The Original – a whisky which beautifully balances hints of ripening peaches and citrus fruits with creamy, vanilla notes, to delight malt connoisseurs and amateurs alike.

‘This pioneering collaboration with Renovo brings new life to the casks which inspire our whisky.

‘Each one of these limited-edition bicycles is a fitting celebration of our expertise in wood and shared passion for creativity.’

The launch follows Glenmorangie’s first ‘Beyond the Cask’ collaboration 18 months ago – a range of sunglasses made from whisky casks by British designer Finlay & Co.

The distiller advises against combining booze with its latest creation. To date, 40 bicycles have been made to order.

The distiller advises against combining booze with its latest creation

The distiller advises against combining booze with its latest creation

A craftsman works away at one of the whisky-inspired bicycles, sealing one of the join lines

A craftsman works away at one of the whisky-inspired bicycles, sealing one of the join lines

Each handcrafted bike is stamped with a golden limited edition mark

Each handcrafted bike is stamped with a golden limited edition mark

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