For those who love an easy way to take their liquor on the go, a flask is a must have. Made from different materials and with an array of designs, a flask is perfect for liquor enthusiasts who want a new and different drinking experience. Originally made of glass, pewter, or silver, hip flasks were first documented to be used in the 18th century by the gentry for easy access and storage for their liquor. Many were also used to help smuggle alcohol into various places. Even women were a part of the trend; hiding flasks within their petticoats so they could sip all day. During probation in the United States, hip flasks boomed in popularity and became the object of affection for those who wanted to drink their favorite liquor without getting caught with the illegal substance in their possession. Luckily, for liquor lovers today, flasks are mostly novelty items that men and women collect because of their intricate details and interesting shapes.
Today, you can buy a variety of different hip flasks made from different materials. If you intend to actually use the flask, getting one made of plastic can stop it from setting off metal detectors. For those who use them as decorations or as interesting collectorsâ€™ items the range of styles in very wide. From replica animal skin, to etched glass, and monogrammed metal; each flask is a work of art and unique to itself. You can even buy flasks with popular liquor brands stamped on them and they are also a popular present for groomsmen in a wedding party. Drinking flasks have a rich history that dates back centuries and today they can be a beautiful piece of art that draws the eye. The contents they hold may have a sketchy past, but anyone who sees a hip flask today will often stop to admire its beauty and individual design.