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What do you put in your flask?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by chorse123, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Title says it all - mine usually has relatively inexpensive blended whisky. It's nearly the season where a little nip will do you nice.
     
  2. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    I do the same, - really good booze doesn't keep very well in a metal flask, so it would be a waste to use that.
     
  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    That's why you need a glass flask. I need to find one of these

    [​IMG]
     
  4. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I do the same, - really good booze doesn't keep very well in a metal flask, so it would be a waste to use that.

    That's why you need to drink up and refill often! I usually go with something like gold label though.
     
  5. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I do the same, - really good booze doesn't keep very well in a metal flask, so it would be a waste to use that.
    Agreed. Also, drinking it straight out of the flask is not the best way to enjoy a liquor. It's nice if you can get a rocks glass and pour from the flask but this is not always the case. My flask is currently filled with Johnnie Walker Black Label that I found for cheap.
     
  6. Violinist

    Violinist Senior member

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    what's the point of having a flask other than some strange novelty...
     
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    I hate the American notion of drinking scotch with ice.
     
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    what's the point of having a flask other than some strange novelty...

    Some of us like to be intoxicated during the working day...
     
  9. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    what's the point of having a flask other than some strange novelty...

    so you can carry booze with you without looking like a wino? What do you suggest, a brown paper bag?
     
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    what's the point of having a flask other than some strange novelty...

    It's easier to quickly stash under your car seat than a 1.75L bottle in the event you get pulled over.
     
  11. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    'Nothing but Pepsi Cola!'
     
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    Bourbon... Generally Beam as its a pain to get Makers and Bookers here

    I think Whiskey is the only acceptable thing to carry in a flask.

    Possibly Brandy, but...

    K
     
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    Brandy is the classic flasking drink. It's usually either brandy or whiskey for me.

    As for the uses of flasks: oh so many. Long train rides made suddenly pleasurable, chilly evening walks home from work made warm, $10 shots of Jameson at ridiculously expensive NYC bars minimized. Flasks are the only winter accessory more useful and stylish than a scarf.
     
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    bourbon.

    currently i'm working on a bottle of dickel no. 12
     
  15. Violinist

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    well, first of all, unless you live in utah where there's no bars, what's the point of having a flask on you so it gets all warm. In addition, they barely carry anything so unless you have the tolerance of a puppy, I still don't see the point. I always thought of it as a little hipster trend to try and look bad ass yet old school.

    I'm sure all of you benefit from it, but in a place like Montreal where liquor is slightly less accessible as water, carrying around a flask is kind of strange to me. Isn't it annoying having one around too?
     
  16. chorse123

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    I don't carry one in the summer, but I like to have one with me in the winter. Alcohol, though readily available in New York (of course) is not always available where you want it - i.e. the ramble in central park on an october sunday afternoon.
     
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    well, first of all, unless you live in utah where there's no bars, what's the point of having a flask on you so it gets all warm. In addition, they barely carry anything so unless you have the tolerance of a puppy, I still don't see the point. I always thought of it as a little hipster trend to try and look bad ass yet old school. I'm sure all of you benefit from it, but in a place like Montreal where liquor is slightly less accessible as water, carrying around a flask is kind of strange to me. Isn't it annoying having one around too?
    One advantage might be if you go out to dinner and don't feel like spending $8 on one Jack & Coke...just bring the flask along (filled with Jack), order a Coke at the table, and just keep mixing them up discreetly, tableside. [​IMG]
     
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    well, first of all, unless you live in utah where there's no bars, what's the point of having a flask on you so it gets all warm.
    Whisky and brandy shouldn't be drunk cold anyway.
     
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    well, first of all, unless you live in utah where there's no bars, what's the point of having a flask on you so it gets all warm. In addition, they barely carry anything so unless you have the tolerance of a puppy, I still don't see the point.

    Hey, you don't have to get drunk for it to be pleasurable. If you've never tried it, seriously, get a cheap flask for the next time you're traveling in a way that allows you to drink (so basically trains or walking). Take it on a walk through Central Park, as chorse suggested, especially around the holiday season. It's great. Think of it this way: does the fact that you can eat at a restaurant whenever you want make picnics any less enjoyable?
     
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    He sounds so fun to hang out with, doesn't he?

    I have one, but I never use it. Around here there's not much to walk to and no trains, so you are stuck taking the car, and then that's just another violation to happen to be found committing. When we used to use them at football games or whatever, it was usually Crown Royal.
     

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