Highland single malt pioneers world’s first bicycles made from whisky casks.
Known for its dedication to producing smoother, rounder taste of the Distillery’s signature single malt, The Original, Glenmorangie brings its expertise and passion in woods to another level by leading a revolutionary collaboration with Renovo Hardwood Bicycles to create bicycles made from The Original’s casks.
The award-winning Highland Distillery worked hand-in-hand with Renovo Hardwood Bicycles to create a ground-breaking limited edition range of bicycles from the whisky’s casks. Renovo shares Glenmorangie’s passion for wood – its founder was so inspired by the material’s superior abilities to create a smoother ride, that he designed the first engineered wooden bicycle a decade ago. When the casks’ work at the Distillery is done, their staves are shipped from Scotland to Renovo’s workshop in Oregon, in the U.S. There, with a meticulous precision that echoes Glenmorangie’s uncompromising dedication to whisky creation, they are crafted into Glenmorangie Original bicycles. Each ride contains about 15 staves in a frame which reflects the curvature of the casks.
“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 the passion for creativity”, said Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling & Whisky Creation.
“We are so excited to be working with Glenmorangie, a Distillery with which we feel such affinity. Renovo is dedicated to honouring wood in the creation of our bicycles, engineered to perfection for a smoother ride. And these beautiful machines, uniquely fashioned from Glenmorangie’s staves, will inspire anyone with a taste for innovation”, said Renovo’s founder Ken Wheeler.