Macallan and Oakley have collaborated to create the definitive solution for the industrious and active gentleman – The Flask, the ultimate the ultimate auxiliary tool for the aspiring single malt whisky aficionado
The Macallan advocates a singular, deferential approach when drinking their leading single malt whisky. To enjoy Macallan Whiskey to its fullest, vessels which exhibit the finest materials and designs to enhance subtle flavours and aromas should be utilised when drinking The Macallan. Only a brand equally obsessed with their craft of performance, utilisation of cutting edge materials and distinctive design – such as those inhabitants of Oakley, Inc. – could make this exclusive, collaborative vision a reality.
One of a kind, the carefully considered and expertly executed Flask is the last word in dynamic and premium craftsmanship from the inside out.
Ken Grier, Director of Malts, Edrington Group, “Working with people like Colin Baden and Neil Ferrier at Oakley, Inc. has not only been a huge amount of fun, but together it has allowed us to defy convention and take a truly design-driven approach in crafting this beautiful, yet high octane Flask. The Macallan is known for its unique collaborations and this latest output continues our commitment to the high quality creativity now inherent within the brand.”
To preserve taste and conserve the finely tuned The Macallan distillery process, The Macallan Flask has gone through extraordinarily exacting regimens and processes to ensure the exquisite taste of the single malt is maintained. The inner flask, laser welded and made of food grade steel is wrapped in carbon fibre composite as well as treated to an intensive passivation and electro-polishing procedure to ensure perfection. Clad in black anodized 5-axis machined aerospace grade Aluminium, the sophisticated mechanics of The Flask are unparalleled. Durable in style as well as design, the resilience of The Flask is assuredly hardy in application. From the rubberised bottom for non-skid grip to a small rectangular air vent on the side of the funnel to allow for ventilation, every potential circumstance and environment of usage has been considered.
The epitome of refinement and ergonomic excellence, The Macallan Flask’s cap is double sprung to allow for effortless drinking, so it maintains an appropriate distance from the mouthpiece when in use for optimum enjoyment and allows for smooth open and close action. The Flask flexes its muscles of technical prowess further with the application of a machined aluminium funnel, designed to securely thread into the mouthpiece, to help reduce the chance of spillage.
The robust and industrial aesthetic of The Macallan Flask makes a bold and impactful statement to any carrier. With overtones of military and machinery, from the precision milling of the outer case to the multi layered construction of matte black steel and carbon fibre, The Flask is as courageous in style as well as it is functionality.
An originator of the whole project, Neil Ferrier of Oakley, Inc., said, “I love the story behind The Flask as it was born in a very fitting environment. When Ken visited Oakley’s design bunker, he brought us some great Macallan so we granted him access! After a few drams, he asked Colin Baden, Oakley’s CEO, about making a convention-defying hip flask, and The Macallan; The Flask was born. The challenges along the way were a ton of fun and result is a highly-engineered piece of hardware that is dedicated to purpose beyond reason.”
A celebration of technical design and the merging of heritage and performance, The Flask, from The Macallan and Oakley, Inc. is the purveyor of pleasure for whisky aficionados across the globe.