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What's in your hip flask?

Post by Landslide » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:36 pm

Prompted by the various tipply responses to "Bob's first bivvy", what's in your hip flask*?
I'll normally take a single malt, preferably summat unsubtle and peaty, hut I've recently been developing a taste for some Calvados or Armagnac...

*lightweight soft flask/plastic bottle/friendly St Bernard's cask...

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:46 pm

Whatever malt I have open at the time (or a selection thereof).

I've a hankering to try out some nice dark rums though.

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by ootini » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:48 pm

Añejo Tequila, primarily. Or if I'm feeling "exotic" some spiced rum, maybe brandy, but it's usually Tequila

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by techno » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:58 pm

Whiskey or bourbon. Not fussy which.
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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by benp1 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:16 pm

Usually single malt. Sometimes whisky mac

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by K1100T » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:12 am

After spending my yoof plonking a ¼ bottle of Grouse (or Bells) into a glass bottle of Irn Bru, and then necking it, I just can't drink the stuff any more. I was never a fan of the peaty stuff, always preferring a Spayside, but beer is my thing, which doesn't pack down quite so well. Might have to look into Gin in the hip flask, and a few wee cans of tonic, although G&T without ice is quite sad.
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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by windjammer » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:16 am

talisker skye or jura this weekend

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by ootini » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:18 am

K1100T wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:12 am
Might have to look into Gin in the hip flask, and a few wee cans of tonic, although G&T without ice is quite sad.
And neat gin should be reserved for Withnail and I.

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by Richard G » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:11 am

Mount Gay Black Barrel rum. I have far fancier, but it's the one most people seem to enjoy when it's shared.

I also sometimes take Old Pultney whisky as it's the only whisky I've ever really developed much of a taste for.
ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:46 pm
I've a hankering to try out some nice dark rums though.
Oh man... we really should have met up. I had 14 different rums with me. :lol:

(That's not including the samples, of which I had 40)

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by Escape Goat » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:33 am

I usually have something speyside :-bd
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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by middleagedmadness » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:34 am

Teelings small batch single :-bd

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:03 am

Usually whisky, too many to mention 😉

I've shared Port with Taylor many years ago.

The generally chilly evening temps of the UK will probably ensure a G&T is nice and cool without ice.

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by Laurensdad » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:09 am

Glayva - whisky liqueur, great on it's own and ace in coffee / hot chocolate :-bd
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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by quimarche » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:42 am

ootini wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:18 am
And neat gin should be reserved for Withnail and I.
Lighter fluid.

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:59 am

ootini wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:18 am
K1100T wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:12 am
Might have to look into Gin in the hip flask, and a few wee cans of tonic, although G&T without ice is quite sad.
And neat gin should be reserved for Withnail and I.
As a whisky man, I appreciate tasting my wife's gin without tonic. I just think the tastes of the various flavourings are better this way. Add tonic and it overwhelms everything.

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by ootini » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:04 am

quimarche wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:42 am
ootini wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:18 am
And neat gin should be reserved for Withnail and I.
Lighter fluid.
Is that what the Wankers on the site drink ?

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:05 am

If your tastes lean towards it then Amarula (or Baileys) for the full "proppie koffie" experience.

I find the small plastic tonic, ginger ale etc bottles great for carrying whatever booze is required. Re-usable, light, high grade plastic so pretty benign / not prone to taint, packable and strong. Just mentioning before the inevitable turn of conversation to "which hipflask" ;-)

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:13 am

Ha. I have a couple but it's normally my Surly one. It was a freebie from a Fat Forth gathering many moons ago.

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by Andy Peers » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:12 pm

Port & Brandy

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by Landslide » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:20 pm

Andy Peers wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:12 pm
Port & Brandy
Mixed?

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by composite » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:18 pm

For bothy trips I used to have Port in the hip flask and also take some cheese and biscuits.

My flask is a Single Track Magazine one from a promotion years ago.

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by K1100T » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:30 pm

Andy Peers wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:12 pm
Port & Brandy
Is that like a cheeky Vimto on steroids...?
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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by Keith74 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:42 pm

Normally it’s my single malt that’s open in the house. Like something with a nice Peaty kick to it and normally accompanied with a little cheese and crackers. Only luxury I really take.

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by faustus » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:59 pm

Hip flask doesn't get as much use as i'd like, but if so then whiskey that's smooth and not too peaty. Love Penderyn. More recently Port, as it's moreish and you can have more.

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Re: What's in your hip flask?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:31 pm

Anyone else not drink or am I alone in a sea of p1ssheads? :wink:
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