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post #151 of 159
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Originally Posted by Willie5566 View Post

Meh...I guess it depends on what YOU want. Personally I would not want a tall flask. Mine fits in any pocket without sticking out. I think the ability to conceal it is highly desirable. I also think that it is too plain and simple. I really like the one I bought from Crate and Barrel. It's about half the price of yours. Your call though. Get what you like.

I like yours, except for the captive top. I'm not sure why it bugs me so much, but it does.
post #152 of 159
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post

Bump for an older thread. I recently lost mine, and just in time for cold weather....
I'm now looking for a new one. I can't stand captive tops, I find them an eyesore. I'm now debating between finding an old leather bound glass one for the looks, or a newer slim one; mostly because it feels I carry enough around, and a sleek steel one could look quite nice, without the added bulk.
I'm a Jamesons whiskey guy myself, though I'm partial to a Bourbon every now and then. If I had money though, I'd keep it filled with Johnny Walker Green Label, easily my favourite Scotch.... but Jameson's is a cheap Irish whiskey that does the trick.
Edit: This is one I'm debating now. I usually try to buy good things that last a long time, but this hits a nice middle ground: http://www.gabrielross.com/bar-and-wine-85/tools-858/blomus-gents-hip-flask-tall-4666.html

I own the 210 ml version of that Blomus, for 2-3 years now, its a nice flask.

This is great for the $$ and unlike other poster I prefer the simplicity. This is concealed enough to fit into my back pocket, coat inside pocket, or bag. Mine's been quite tough on it and still held, up, ut its not like I've put it under a car either.

I'm telling you, once you really start carrying you'll want as light and tough as you can get, while maximizing volume (for good drink). What you can store in 1vintage glass & leather flask you can have 2x the volume and it will likely be thinner yet and lighter. The glass/ leather combo are bulky by design, you have 4 separate layers going front to back, so it has to be thick much thicker than SS can be.
post #153 of 159
Assuming tasty spirits in the 40-45 proof range (not 150 rum or w/e), I find the ~7 oz (~200 ml) size for a flask is ideal unless you're have a light tolerance.

At 3oz you'll wonder WTF your carrying it around for since hardly anything.
At 5oz you'll wish you had just a little more as time carries...
At 7oz it's enough to get you buzzing well through an afternoon/evening, without being overbearing.
post #154 of 159

But then sometimes you gotta share with your buddies, so 10 oz begins to seem attractive.

post #155 of 159
I've just read that one isn't supposed to store alcohol longer than three days in a flask. True?
post #156 of 159
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Originally Posted by erdawe View Post

Assuming tasty spirits in the 40-45 proof range (not 150 rum or w/e), I find the ~7 oz (~200 ml) size for a flask is ideal unless you're have a light tolerance.
At 3oz you'll wonder WTF your carrying it around for since hardly anything.
At 5oz you'll wish you had just a little more as time carries...
At 7oz it's enough to get you buzzing well through an afternoon/evening, without being overbearing.

Surely you mean 40-45% and not 40-45 proof. I hope you are not carrying schnapps around in your flask.
post #157 of 159
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

I've just read that one isn't supposed to store alcohol longer than three days in a flask. True?

If it's a properly made flask, it shouldn't matter- there should be a nonreactive coating on the inside.

Just tested it. My cheapo wal mart flask has had scotch in it for a couple months, it's still tasty.

As for the flask size bit above, that's not something I care about. I have a traditional 8 oz flask, with 80 proof liquor in there, and I don't finish it all at once. Instead, I throw it in a bag for some trip and have a few sips when I feel like it, and the excess lasts for another time.
post #158 of 159
I hate hipsters, but this is kind of cool:

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=19533876

BTW - my Crate and Barrel flask made it through TSA and a 2 hour flight full of whiskey without spilling a drop.
post #159 of 159
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Originally Posted by Willie5566 View Post

Surely you mean 40-45% and not 40-45 proof. I hope you are not carrying schnapps around in your flask.

Just saw this...

Yes of course, I mistyped something different than what I actually meant.

[40-45% or 80-90 Proof]
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