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Flask time

BostonRussell

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Tis the season to reopen discussions gentlemen. I have a few questions.

1. I've heard that pewter provides a better taste than stainless steel and is necessary for any non throw-away flask. Is this true?

2. If the above is true, where can I find a pewter flask wrapped in leather? All the leather flasks I've seen have been stainless steel. I'd love a nice brown leather flask.

3. Are glass flasks a shattering hazard in your experience? That sounds like the ultimate humiliation.

Cheers.
 

fuji

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Ive seen a pewter wrapped leather one at Mappin & Webb.
 

FlyingLotus

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Ive been thinking about getting a flask as well, not too sure where to begin..
I was thinking about getting the Filson one from Cranes
 

Reggs

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Why not make them out of pyrex?
 

IUtoSLU

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I just use a 6oz stainless steel flask. I didn't want it any larger as they become way too bulky. I AM interested in finding an extremely nice, durable and tasteless flask if anyone knows of one.

I usually put cognac in the flask.
 

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I've never heard this before, but it makes sense and gives me an excuse to buy yet another...
 

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Those titanium ones look nice! I just ordered a Dalvey classic flask:
I will post a report after I try it out.
 

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I have a pewter one and three stainless steel ones. One of the stainless is wrapped in embossed black leather. Both metals taint the liquor but stainless less so, in my opinion.

My favorite was a circular pewter one that was stolen at a gig while I was singing.
 

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I had an 8 oz stainless I carried for the last few years. I finally damaged it beyond use this past weekend; now it has a heavy drip of liquor out the bottom when filled.

Glass is nice and does not taint the taste at all (not that my stainless ever really did either...), and is not that easy to break. They're just a good bit thicker than a metal flask, and harder to conceal.
 

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I put absinthe in my flask.


Stainless steel here as well - cheap and durable, and that's what I'm looking for in something that gets lost as easy; after all, you're getting boozed up on the stuff inside. Can't help losing stuff when drunk, right?
 

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I inherited my grandfathers old flask, an 8oz made in england brooks brothers. Usually whiskey, sometimes gin or cognac.
 

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