Whether you’re for or against the signs of the impending winter season, the warmth you get from the swig of a flask is heavenly when you’ve been outside in the cold. It doesn’t matter if you’re taking a break from hiking a mountain or slipping a few splashes into your morning coffee on the weekend, flasks are a classy way to ensure your favorite liquor is always close to your heart.
The “Just in Case” Flask: IZOLA ($25)
Etched with a witty message, these three- or five-ounce stainless steel flasks are good for those who don’t want to go on a bender but need to keep a few nips of liquor close. Our favoredIzola flask has an etching of the old Irish blessing, “May you never go to hell but always be on your way.” Wise words to live by! Small sips need strong taste. If you’re one to savor every last drop in lesser amounts, go with Midleton Very Rare Irish whiskey and fill it to the brim.
The “Day in Central Park” Flask: J. Crew ($43)
Knowing you, you’re probably in the market for a new hip flask as your last was lost in the park after a very long day of inebriated reading under an elm tree. Embossed with the handy words “This Way Up” on leather, J.Crew’s hip flask is perfect for those who like to keep up with the trends but may not have the means to overspend. Don’t be shy; fill your eight-ounce flask with a bourbon whiskey like Maker’s Mark that makes you feel light on your feet and is easy on the pocket.