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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


Cocoa & Cocktails: Bourbon
Tastings

Cocoa & Cocktails: Bourbon

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chocolate and bourbon pairing hosted by Sazerac House cocktail experts and Piety & Desire Chocolates.

Sazerac Cocktail Tasting
Tastings

The Sazerac Cocktail Tasting

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Sazerac Cocktail Tasting
Tastings

The Sazerac Cocktail Tasting

Wednesday, October 6, 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, October 10, 2021
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

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

cured_aged_BBQ_pairing
Tastings

Cured & Aged: Whiskey and Meats Pairing with Emmylou’s BBQ

Thursday, October 21, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Cheers to Cheese Rum
Tastings

Cheers to Cheese: Rum

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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



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