The Best Types Of Alcohol To Put In A Flask
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The Best Types Of Alcohol To Put In A Flask

  • 02 Dec 21

Planning for a nice weekend out and want to bring along your trusty old hip flask? You may be wondering what alcohol to fill it with. Vodka? Wine? Gin? Well, experts agree that hip flasks are best used to hold hard liquor only. This means that drinks with lower alcohol content such as wine, beer, or cocktails are not recommended to be put into a hip flask as their quality will deteriorate when combined with the flask material.

Hence, let’s look at the best types of alcohol to put in a flask:


Vodka keeps well in a hip flask as it is 80 proof alcohol. It is one of the most popular drinks as it comes with many different flavors to suit different preferences. If you want a refreshing cold drink on a hot summer’s day, a citrus-flavored vodka will hit the spot. Or if you prefer more fruity flavors, you can opt for vodka with grapefruit, orange or peach flavors. If you prefer a spicy kick from your vodka, you can bring along vodka infused with jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, cilantro. and lime peel. Whatever your fancy, a nice flask of vodka is the way to go.

Scotch Whiskey

Scotch is the perfect smooth drink to bring along for a relaxing evening. Scotch whiskey is made out of barley malt mixed with grass and heather compost that gives it that signature smoky flavor. Scotch whiskeys are mainly distilled in Scotland. It is suitable to keep in hip flasks as it has high alcohol content. There are two types of Scotch you can choose from. First is the single grain Scotch which is a type of scotch that is distilled in only one distillery but may include other whole grains and cereals. Hence, it is usually made of a mixture of grains. The name single grain actually refers to using only a single distillery in making and blending of the grains in the scotch blend. The other type is known as Single Malt Scotch which is a scotch that has also been distilled in a single distillery. It is made from a mixture and blend of malted barley using a pot still distillation process.

Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon is another type of alcohol that keeps well in hip flasks due to being 80 to 100 proof. Bourbon is aged in a charred oak barrel and is made mostly from corn. It is a popular type of American whiskey, especially in South America. Hence, if you are planning a trip to the south, bourbon is perfect to get you in the mood. Bourbon is often mixed with fruity flavors such as orange, red berries, and blueberry. Sweet additions such as vanilla are popular as well as brown sugar,  caramel, and sometimes even chocolate. Nuts such as almonds are a great addition as well as spices including cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.

In sum, hard liquor that is above 80 proof can keep well in your hip flask, and that includes alcohol such as bourbon, scotch, and vodka.



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