The topic of flasks doesn’t come up a lot here on Scotch Addict because every good scotch drinker knows that it’s best to enjoy your dram out of a whisky glass, not some flask.
Sadly, it appears 1776.co is out of business. Their website is down.
That said, from time to time, life calls for a flask.
So when 1776.co emailed me to ask if I wanted to check out their flasks, I said yes.
I did a little background research on the company. 1776.co is a company based out of San Diego, California, and their flagship product is the leather flask in the photo above (that’s the actual flask they sent me, can you tell it’s not a pristine marketing photo? :)). They launched on Kickstarter in November of last year and raised nearly $25,000 to make a flask and a leather wrapped mason jar.
One of the big points of pride for them is being made in the United States. They wanted to make sure that they celebrated America, celebrated craftsmanship, and it really shines through in their product.
The flask is stainless steel, 8 oz., and mine is wrapped in this dark reddish leather sleeve (Revolution Red) that is as soft as one of my wife’s leather Coach purses. The leather is made by the Horween Leather Company, which is based out of Chicago and was founded in 1905. That’s amazing. Fun fact, they are the exclusive supplier of leather to both the NFL and the NBA!
As I’ve said in the past, a flask has to check off all the boxes to deserve consideration and the 1776.co flask delivers. It’s stainless steel, solid construction, has an attached cap on a hinge so you can’t lose it, and the leather feels soft and luxurious. It’s not heavy and comes with a funnel. And as a nice bonus, fits perfectly in my back pocket. Bonus points for it being made entirely in the United States and with leather manufactured by a company founded in 1905!
It’s a solid flask for the price and would make for a great gift if you’re thinking about a birthday or Father’s/Mother’s Day. 🙂
Want to get one? Sadly, it appears they are no longer in business.
They’re $34 a piece (they feel like they cost way more honestly) and you can pick it up at 1776.co. Remember to use the coupon code scotchaddict30 to get 30% off and personalized engraving is just an extra five bucks.
Do you have one?
Or thinking about getting one?