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At one point or another, most of us have taken a nip or two from one, but have you ever considered how flasks came to be?

You’d have to wait until the 18th century for the curved flask we now call a “hip flask.” Designed to be carried snug against your hip or thigh, hip flasks were high-quality containers crafted from silver and glass, and immensely popular with the wet and wealthy upper crust.

Although, when Prohibition arrives what was once a prestige accessory quickly becomes a necessary accessory for America’s 13-year dry spell. To avoid penalty and confiscation, flasks were routinely hidden in objects like books, cameras and elsewhere. In fact, the word “hipster” was coined during this time for people who carried hip flasks, and “bootleggers” tucking them into a boot.

While not as direly necessary today, flasks remain…cool…rebellious…practical. Be it a ball game, a show, a parade, perhaps the second Saturday of Jazz Fest—where there’s a flask, there’s almost certainly a good flask story unfolding.

Shop now for a selection of fine leather, stainless, and canvas flasks, as well as an artful assortment of good-to-go goods.




Events


Sazerac Cocktail Tasting
Weekly Tastings

The Sazerac Cocktail Tasting

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

History and demonstration of the Sazerac Cocktail. Hosted by a Sazerac House Bar Expert.

Sazerac Cocktail Tasting
Weekly Tastings

The Sazerac Cocktail Tasting

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

History and demonstration of the Sazerac Cocktail. Hosted by a Sazerac House Bar Expert.

Barrel to Bottle
Demonstrations

Barrel to Bottle

Sunday, August 15, 2021
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Bottle Your Own Sazerac Rye Whiskey hosted by House Distiller David Bock.

Sazerac Cocktail Tasting
Weekly Tastings

The Sazerac Cocktail Tasting

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

History and demonstration of the Sazerac Cocktail. Hosted by a Sazerac House Bar Expert.

Rum blending
Seminars

Blend Your Rum

Thursday, August 19, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hands-on custom rum blending class hosted by House Distiller David Bock.

Cheers to Cheese Rum
Tastings

Cheers to Cheese: Rum

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cheese and rum pairing hosted by Sazerac House cocktail experts and St. James Cheese Company.

cured and aged rum event
Tastings

Cured & Aged: Rum and Meats Pairing

Thursday, August 26, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Meat and Rum Tasting hosted by The Sazerac House and Emmylou's BBQ.



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