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Thread: Got a Flask?

  1. #21
    Taster
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    Re: Got a Flask?

    If you can find it Jim Beam Black is offering a very nice flask in its holiday gift pack this year. ... As with all gift packs you pay for the spirits and the gift is basically free.
    I bought one of these gift packs about a month ago; it was indeed the same price as the bottle of JB Black on the shelf, which I was wanting to try anyway, so I opted for the free flask.

    I haven't used it yet, and am unsure when or where I would actually have occasion to. But it seems like a nice, sturdy little unit. It has a black leatherette (vynil?) cover with a subtle JB logo on it, and is stamped on the bottom: STAINLESS STEEL CHINA.


  2. #22
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    Not so fast, Dave!

    Yesterday I emailed the proprietor, Nordale Services , and described my problem. Today, Sunday, I received an email to tell me that they will send out a replacement first thing Monday morning.

    If the replacement (3.5 oz. version) arrives as promised and works as well as the 2.5 oz. version has, then these flasks are well worth the low cost.

    Both of these tiny flasks are rather like a liquor-carrying equivalent of a Derringer. Given a choice between capability and concealability, sometimes one must opt for the latter. However, performance must be unerring, regardless of capacity or caliber.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

  3. #23
    Connoisseur
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    Re: Got a Flask?

    Mr. Ed,
    Where do you hide your flask?

    Slipped down the small of my back, curved side in (the same place alot of Kentucky women carry their gun... )
    Course that only works if you're wearing jeans.
    So Ed, do you wear one on each leg...so you don't walk with a limp?
    Bj

  4. #24
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006
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    Re: Got a Flask?

    Brenda,
    My left leg is stronger than my right, after years of abusing my right knee and ankle. I sport the flask on the left without a noticable limp. I walk much better with the flask than after I empty it.
    I also find that I'm the only guy who goes throught the security gate three times with that "Search Me Please" look on my face. If you look like a Sex Crimes Registry candidate begging to be touched, they won't come near ya. Its the anxious looking ones they grab.
    (Darn)

  5. #25
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    Re: Got a Flask?

    Ed,
    I walk much better with the flask than after I empty it.
    Don't sell yerself short here...
    I distinctly remember a late night sprint across the parking lot of the General Nelson that would have put the Roadrunner to shame...
    Bj




  6. #26
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006
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    Re: Got a Flask?




  7. #27
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    My Replacement Flask!

    The replacement 3.5 oz. flask arrived promptly. I have used it several times now.

    It, too, has a cap-retainer that seems to have the wrong geometry. I have found that if I stop tightening it at the first point of resistance, it will leak slightly. If I continue to tighten, the resistance decreases, allowing another half-turn. At that point the leak stops.

    With repeated use I have found that the initial point of resistance is becoming less -- either that or the exercise is causing the strength in my thumb and forefinger to increase.

    In any case, this flask is serviceable, although not as well designed as the 2.5 oz model, which seals easily and securely.

    Based on this one transaction I would say that Nordale is a trustworthy seller.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

  8. #28
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    Re: My Replacement Flask!

    I would send them a copy of that post, Dave, with a note that it's been posted on a prominant message board for bourbon enthusiasts.

    $0.02

  9. #29
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    Re: My Replacement Flask!

    Nightcap,

    Here's the message I sent to Nordale when they first informed me that they would instantly replace the broken flask.

    *****

    Mike,

    What amazing service! And on a Sunday, to boot!

    You have earned (or are about to earn) yourself a favorable mention at my favorite cyber-forum, www.straightbourbon.com.

    Thank you for your prompt and favorable response.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: NORDALE Services
    To: David Morefield
    Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 11:04 AM
    Subject: Re: Broken Flask


    Hi David,

    Not a problem. We are sending you a new 3.5 oz flask out on Monday.

    At 01:01 AM 12/7/2003, you wrote:

    I recently ordered both the 2.5 oz. and 3.5 oz. flasks.

    The smaller one is doing fine.

    The larger one broke the first time I tried to use it, [snip]

    ****

    I suppose it wouldn't hurt to follow your suggestion, as well.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

  10. #30
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    Re: Got a Flask?

    B Dub,
    I just stumbled on some cool flasks on ebay.
    Old Kentucky Store
    I don't know a thing about these people, I just bid on a checkbook cover they had. I thought ya'll might be interested.
    Merry Christmas Everyone...
    Bj

 

 

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