Prolonged consumption of whisky from a flask, glass, bottle or shoe, can be harmful to you...but I'm not aware of any additional danger from a flask, unless it's made of, say, lead.
Anyone want to do a HTH with whisky kept in a flask for a few days, compared to the same from the bottle, to see if there is any effect on flavor?
the A. H. Hirsch´s Reserve and the Boone´s Knoll, both distilled in 1974 at Michter´s distillery in 1974 and some old Tullamore from the 1950´s sold under the Knapougue Label have been kept in stainless steel for quite a while to prevent them from getting too oaky in the barrels they were in originally. Didn´t much harm it seems.
A stainless hipp flask you carry on the body obviously and it is kept warm and the whisky in it sloshes around so 24 hours should be a save margin. You were never planing to have it there for a longe period, weren´t you?
Nalgene makes a plastic flask that works great...here's one: http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&productId=48016776&parent_category_rn=5760749&vcat=REI_SEARCH
It holds a lot of whisky and there's no flavor change or smell. Very durable, cheap, and works as advertised. I take it on trips where I'm outdoors a lot and love it.
I don't have one yet. And my stainless flask does change the flavor of my scotch if I leave it in more then a day.
The stills is made out of copper. The tanks that the wash is in is made of stainless steel in many places. The tankers that transport the whisky from many distilleries is made of stainless steel (here we talk up to a week in a tanker). And there is also vatting tanks made of stainless steel.
So I think you can store whisky in a stainless flask for a week without worrying.
I use 6, 10, 15 and 20 cl glass flasks though. They're quite unbreakable. Made out of brown, thick glass. Medicin-type.
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