Great American Flask

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“Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.” – W.C. Fields

With wedding season fast-approaching, and graduation and father’s day not far beyond, the questions in my e-mail have quickly shifted from “How do I tie a bow tie?” to “Is there something unique I can get my dad or my groomsmen or my soon-to-graduate boyfriend or all of the above?” And the answer is: The Great American Flask from Jacob Bromwell, the oldest kitchenwares manufacturer in America.

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100% made by hand — ten hands, in fact — in Bromwell’s factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Made of pure, solid copper, not unlike the big stills found all along Kentucky’s bourbon trail. The folks at Bromwell say it’s “exactly like the ones early American pioneers and bourbon drinkers used.”

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Most impressively, they are backed by a lifetime guarantee. I can imagine if left alone this flask will take on quite a beautiful patina, and the bearer of such a wonderful vessel will think fondly on whomever provided such a thoughtful and loving gift.

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