Renovo Hardwood Bicycles has collaborated with Glenmorangie, creators of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, to create wooden bikes made from used whisky casks. The Scottish distillery sends retired cask wood from its signature single malt offing, The Original, to Renovo after allowing the whisky to mature for a decade in the casks. The casks are used just twice for whisky production and then the staves are shipped from Scotland to Renovo’s workshop in Oregon where they are crafted into bicycles. Each bike is comprised of approximately 15 staves and the geometry of the bike reflects the curvature of the casks.
Renovo is making a limited number of bikes with two component package offerings the Launch Edition – Shimano Ultegra 6800 build will run $6,950 while the Prestige Edition- Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9170 build weighs in at $11,450.
Whisky loving gravel fiends are also in luck:
A fast and responsive road machine when shod with the stock 700x28mm tires, it can transform into an incredibly smooth and stable adventure machine simply by swapping in larger tires- up to 40mm wide to tame the roughest of unpaved roads.