Flasks are convenient for on-the-go mixology, but drinking directly from a flask is both uncouth and unpleasant. Flask-drinking always ends up forcing the spirit straight down your throat, burning the tonsils and robbing it of any actual flavor or nuance.
Solution: StoneCasks’s Shot Flask, an innovative product that pairs a standard 8 oz. flask with a collapsible shot-glass-sized camping-style cup. The cup stows away conveniently in a depression build into the center of the leatherette-clad flask. If you were none the wiser, you’d probably assume it was just part of the design.
As a container, the Shot Flask works as well as anything else out there — depending on the model you purchase you may need to provide your own mini-funnel — and the design is utilitarian and decidedly non-flashy. If you want a curvy, hip-shaped flask to look cool down at the Elk’s Club, this one won’t do — but once you pop out that cup and sip away like the sophisticate you are, heads are likely to turn.
I don’t often find myself in need of the services of a flask, but I can assure you the next time I do, the Shot Flask is the one I’ll choose.