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Il Bisonte Flask

Submitted by Tim Brice on February 14, 2011 – 6:02 pmNo Comment

In the right hands, a flask is the mark of one who appreciates the finer things and cherishes the proper moments to savor them in.  Yet, it should not be a sign of anything to the population at large for a flask is not to be shown to the general public.  A full flask is a private cache held only for the one or few whom the owner trusts at the highest level as it is never about showing off.  It is a personal constitutional that should be used sparingly while containing nothing but real good booze.

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Il Bisonte Travel Flask

So if this sounds like you, being a dipsomaniac of the highest standards, you might be interested in this little number I came across recently.  This leather covered glass hip flask is an offering from Il Bisonte leather crafts of Italy and goes for a paltry $231USD.  And it’s just plain gorgeous.  I also like that it is a glass and not a metal flask as metal can sometimes impart a tinny quality to the booze.  You can buy it directly from Il Bisonte by clicking here.

They also carry a hand sewn double cigar holder colored to match the Italian flag which should not be missed.

My suggestion is to fill this with a good but not great blended Scotch or Canadian whisky but definitely not a special single malt.  You want something that is good straight and that is good poured into other things, such as a cup of coffee.   It would seem to me that bandying it about too long would damage the whisky so only fill it up with what will be consumed within seven to ten days or so and, again, stay away from the really good stuff.  

Once emptied, rinse it out with hot water only.  Detergents probably would never fully come out and will impart some funk into your next fill.  To change spirits, simply rinse as directed then place two drops of lemon juice into the flask, shake vigorously and then rinse again.  The acid in the lemon juice will cut the flavor of the previous booze to occupy that space.  Repeat as needed.

Do you own a flask and if so, when do you usually use it and what do you usually fill it with?  Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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