The perfect drink has always been close at hand. Turns out all you ever needed to make bank distilling your favorite liquor was come up with a presumably mediocre drink and throw a crankshaft in it!
Don’t think about it, just do it. Got the rusty, greasy, metal part in the bottle? Good. Because now you’re all set to sell that stuff at $1,000 a bottle to hipsters in Williamsburg who’ve probably never even touched an internal combustion engine.
In a press release Uwe Ehinger announced that he has decided to do just that, and has created three new flavors of gin, and none of them are priced below $1,000. There’s the Mexican-inspired gin, flavored with 1939 Flathead camshafts straight from the desert. Of course, there is a Chilean flavored variety, complete with 1947 Knucklehead screw-nuts. And who could forget the South Korean gin, accented with 1962 Panhead rocker arms.
These drinks are definitely not a stupid excuse to blow tons of money on the illusion of exclusivity and prestige. That’d be ridiculous.