By @paddockjudge on 27th Nov 2013, show post
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As far as cleaning my flask I mostly rise with water and air dry. Warm water and a drop of Dawn, followed by vodka if more cleaning is needed. For both methods I close the top and shake. I try to avoid metal flasks, they seem to get pretty funky if anything is left in them for a long period of time. I've also sat on two metal ones in my back pocket, busting the seams and leaving me covered in whisky! I'vesat on my plastic one with no problems. I really like my glass one.
6 years ago 1Who liked this?
Don't sit on your glass one....ouch!
I received my first flask last fall at Whisky weekend in Grimsby. It was a gift from Forty Creek for attending the masterclass with John Hall. I really have no use for it. i don't take alcohol with me when I go anywhere. If I can't sit in a calm surrounding with friends and enjoy it....I won't waste it on a less enjoyable experience.
6 years ago 0
I have a flask from the Boardwalk Empire series. There's something about having a flask that reminds me that at one time, it was illegal to drink in the US.
6 years ago 2Who liked this?
@Nozinan, you're right that may leave with me with more than just a wet butt. The flask is older than me and I'm very particular about where I take it. Said events it goes to are the ones without security guards, metal detectors, etc. So, it goes it the pocket of a sports jacket. It's also pretty small, bound by leather on the top with a removable silver sleeve the glass slides in; it's pretty ridged. But, it's still glass. Mostly I take just bourbon in it, I save the top shelf and more interesting drams for sitting at the house spinning records or picking a tune with friends.
I do own a classic green Stanley flask but I use it very infrequently. I mostly use it when I travel or attend outdoor events where I can`t get a decent drink.
@PeterG7 Great series...Too bad it ended the way it did.
@RianC, my favourite flask leaves no room for doubt. It takes exactly...well, you can count how many bottles it takes to Fill ' er up!
3 years ago 2Who liked this?
@paddockjudge you'd need a decent back pack to carry that puppy in
3 years ago 1Who liked this?
And a very long straw...
@Hewie, where I'm from that's called a Copper Cliff mickey.
@paddockjudge um, OK. I've no idea what that means but it sounds legit. Don't argue with the man whose flask holds enough to fill a paddling pool
@paddockjudge Wow, those are really small Legacy bottles.
3 years ago 4Who liked this?
@paddockjudge Or a Donovan Decanter.
@OdysseusUnbound, Flour Mill mini
@paddockjudge LOL !!! My dad grew up in the Flour Mill and, thinking back to family get-togethers with his side of the family, I can confirm the truth of your statement.
@Hewie, the term "mickey" is Canadian slang for a small, flask-shaped bottle generally 375 ml. During the secretive years of my children's under-aged drinking they referred to 200ml bottles as "shmickeys"...cute. 3000 ml bottles of liquor are referred to as Texas Mickeys because everything is bigger in Texas. Canadian whisky has a large presence in Texas. Playing upon this theme I have used the name of a local town, one where I developed my interest in whisky. It could just as easily have been dubbed a Dunedin Mickey or Auckland Mickey...
@paddockjudge thanks for the context there. I did try uncle Google but even he couldn't connect a mickey to Copper Cliff. Perfectly clear now!
@Hewie These Beaver Bashers are just taking the mickey.
3 years ago 3Who liked this?
@Hewie If you aren’t from Sudbury, Ontario or the area, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would know what Copper Cliff, The Donovan or The Flour Mill are, to say nothing of Capreol, the Valley, or Chemmy. I enjoy @paddockjudge’s references, because I’m a displaced northerner who gets homesick now and then.
@OdysseusUnbound, I'm glad you enjoy the references from home, they are intended for you.
@paddockjudge Now I feel left out... and I've BEEN to Copper Cliff.
@Nozinan, the circle of friends, under the influence, going through the Cliff is large.... of course you are included.
're the OP ( nice topic btw!) - Yes I have a hip flask. I can't get a snap right now but it's partly covered in leather and I like the aesthetic. We're I still able to go on long winter walks on the moors I would take it there but, for now, I take mine out on the golf course in the winter months. Always a good ice breaker, and it is particularly handy when the sticks and ball aren't behaving
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