Where in Toronto can I buy a flask?
June 23, 2012 7:27 PM   Subscribe

Where in Toronto can I buy a 3 oz. liquor flask in the next couple of days? And, if that doesn't work out, is it safe/okay to reuse a glass bottle that size to carry my booze around? I bought a flask sized bottle earlier and found it to be the perfect size for me.

I am leaving town in a few days, and would like to take some of my favorite bourbon. And I'm going to be in situations where...well, let's just say it'll be easier if I can drink a little. So I need a flask, soon!

3 oz. is the ideal size for me, and also one that I could potentially fly with if necessary.
posted by atetrachordofthree to Shopping (13 answers total)
I got one at Dollarama. It's served me well for two years.
posted by Go Banana at 7:31 PM on June 23, 2012

Squeezey lemon juice bulb.

It's not classy but it's cheap, stealthy, and the plastic will harm your liquor less than metal.
posted by rcdc at 8:06 PM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Absolutely no reason that you can't reuse a glass bottle - after all, beer is packaged in reusable bottles!
posted by ssg at 8:10 PM on June 23, 2012 [2 favorites]

Mountain Equipment Co-op has them it says right here. Good price, too!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 8:31 PM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

If that glass bottle is the right size and shape for you then you should totally reuse it. This seems like a no-brainer to me. It's glass, of course it's reusable. I suppose that depending on what kind of cap it has it might not be reusable forever but it's certainly reusable until the cap falls apart or you break it.
posted by Scientist at 8:35 PM on June 23, 2012

Or there's this one if want to go higher end. Or try the army surplus store in Kensington Market.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 8:37 PM on June 23, 2012

Please note that drinking in public is discouraged by law in Ontario. Discreet use of a flask may be permitted, but being caught walking down the street with an open container (or worse, attempting to bring an open container onto a subway/streetcar) will result in confiscation and a hefty fine.

I'm sure you'll be okay with a flask, just be aware that there are very conservative people here who will rat you out for "walking around with a stinky beer bottle" if given the chance.

Per your actual question, there are several retail stores in and around the Toronto Eaton Centre where you can buy a fancy flask.
posted by ceribus peribus at 8:39 PM on June 23, 2012

You can buy fancy ones at those Things Engraved stores that are in most of the malls. Or, you could buy a flask-sized bottle of alcohol in a plastic flask at the LCBO. If they don't have your favorite bourbon, you can just get something else, empty it out and refill it. That will be less classy than a metal flask, but quite likely cheaper, given the markup at Things Engraved.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:15 PM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

The liquor store where you buy the bourbon?
posted by Cranberry at 10:53 PM on June 23, 2012

Seconding things engraved. Nice ones in the $20-40 range.
posted by chasles at 4:34 AM on June 24, 2012

The liquor store where you buy the bourbon?

The LCBO sells almost nothing that is not an alcoholic beverage.
posted by one more dead town's last parade at 10:24 AM on June 24, 2012

I'm in Manitoba, where the liquor commission sells nothing that isn't actual alcohol, so it's a similar legal situation to Toronto. I bought a flask in a Dollar store.
posted by RobotHero at 12:18 PM on June 24, 2012

This is another good option from MEC:


I owned one of these for years, and it works very well - integrated cap, so it's impossible to lose.
posted by sindark at 7:38 AM on June 25, 2012

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