Glenmorangie creates limited edition bike from whisky casks

Glenmorangie has linked with upmarket cycle manufacturer Renovo to create a bike made from whisky barrels.

Staves from twice-used barrels that have aged Glenmorangie Original in Scotland have been shipped to Renovo’s workshop in Oregon to make the limited edition cycles that will retail for £5,400.

Each bike contains around 15 staves in a design that is shaped to reflect the curvature of the casks they come from

Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling and whisky creation, said: “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.”

Ken Wheeler, founder of Renovo, which specialises in making bikes from wood, said: “Renovo is dedicated to honouring wood in the creation of our bicycles, engineered to perfection for a smoother ride. 

“These beautiful machines will inspire anyone with a taste for innovation.”

The bike’s launch is being supported by displays and whisky tastings with UK brand ambassador Max Helms at Soho Wine Supply and The Whisky Shop’s Piccadilly branch in London, and Luvians in St Andrews.

Last year, staves from Glenmorangie casks were used by eyewear designer Finlay & Co to create the world’s first limited edition Scotch whisky sunglasses.