By now, we've seen bikes built out of just about anything; steel, carbon fiber, aircraft-grade aluminum, and even wood - that's not anything revolutionary. But there's never been a bike made out of whiskey casks before. Renovo, based out of Portland, has been pioneering the world of modern wooden bicycles, and they've just come up with the Renovo Glenmorangie Original, a gorgeous road bike made from Glenmorangie whiskey casks.

We take our whiskey pretty seriously here at Gear for Life. There's nothing more relaxing at the end of a long day, than unwinding over a tall glass of scotch and bourbon - whether neat, straight up or on the rocks. And if you’re going to be drinking good quality whiskey, then there's no disputing you ought to be drinking it in a serious quality glass. That's why we've compiled this list of some of 2017's best whiskey glasses.

When Blade Runner was first released in 1982, it showed us a glimpse of what whiskey might look in the future: Johnnie Walker in a specially shaped bottle. And while their bottles won't look exactly like that in 2019, Johnnie Walker has gone ahead and given us an idea for future whiskies, teaming master blender Jim Beveridge filmmaker Denis Villeneuve to bring us Black Label: The Director's Cut. 

Fine whiskey connoisseurs (and more casual drinkers, to be fair) know that there is really only one way to drink whiskey on the rocks - with a large round ice ball, as opposed to regular cubes. The much larger, rounder ice cube actually had less surface area than any other shape, and thus melts much more slowly than the smaller, more jagged cubes -  resulting in much less watered down whiskey - and what's the point of drinking a watered down whiskey?

If you've been following us for any length of time, you know that we are big fans of unwinding over solid glass of whiskey or a good beer -- whether it's a cozy night by the fireside, or - more likely this time of year - out on the porch, kicking back as the sun goes down. And as always, if you're into mixing your own drinks and creating your own cocktails, you'll need to start investing in your own home bar. So, what exactly do you need, besides a few highballs, shot glasses and some ice? There's a whole world of home bar options out there, but we've put together some of the best bar essentials for your enjoyment.