You’re like a boy scout. You’re always prepared; for parties, picnics and the like. You don’t holster a gun or even a pocket-knife. But you do carry your own bit of concealed steel. Six ounces of pure, unadulterated goodness. You’re packing a flask. Now, the only question is, what do you put in it? Here are five ways to fill your flask The Savory way:
Single Malt Scotch: Nothing goes down smoother than a spirit already made for sipping. Whether you prefer the smoke and peat of the Highlands or the complexity and sweetness of Speyside, a great scotch will always be top notch in your flask.
Reposado Tequila: Aged anywhere from 2 months to just less than 1 year, a reposado will give you just the right amount of bite in your pocket to keep your night interesting. Without being overly oaky or carmely, a reposado tequila gives you a more complex and peppery flavor than a silver without the dent in your pocket that an anejo might leave.
Aged Rum: Put down that mojito and set aside that rum and coke. You’re missing out on the true flavor of a well crafted rum. Incredibly underappreciated and vastly diverse, rum can range in flavor from notes of nuts and dark chocolate to light and fruity, and full of spices. Some rums are aged in oak barrels while others sit in sherry casks. Do yourself a favor and put six ounces of your favorite aged rum in your flask at your next cookout.
Pear Brandy: You want sweetness with a kick. You want a sophisticated and complex flavor. You want something in your flask that nobody else has. You want an Eau de Vie de Poire. This colorless spirit packs a punch normally associated with heavyweight boxers combined with a nose and taste as graceful as a ballerina.
Flavored Whiskey: From honey to cinnamon to blackberry to apple pie, there are a plethora of options to enhance the classic whiskey flavor. These are the perfect complements to your stainless steel friend, as you can achieve a fun and interesting taste profile without drowning your alcohol in a wasteful mixer.
Now your flask is full and ready to go. Just remember to keep it classy.