This $5,500 surfboard is made from whiskey barrels

Grain Surfboards and Glenmorangie have formed an unlikely partnership to create unique surfboards made from what were once whiskey casks! Staves or wooden planks from the white oak casks in which Glenmorangie spirits are matured get a new life as surfboards. Each of these wooden surfboards uses wood from 12 Glenmorangie oak staves as well as Grain’s signature material, Maine-grown northern white cedar, and reclaimed western red cedar.

“People often ask us what happens to those casks after their whisky-making life is over,” said Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling, whisky creation and whisky stocks at Glenmorangie. “Beyond the Cask is our way of working with people who share our creative vision, passion and patience, to take this wood on another step in its journey.”

These special boards are not only hand finished, they are also ‘bookmatched’ to ensure continuity of the pattern of the grain. Each board is priced at US$5,500. Glenmorangie previously collaborated with Finlay & Co. to repurpose old casks into sunglass frames.


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