VSSL Flask & Flashlight
This is one of my favorite products that I have reviewed and the cool factor is off the charts. When I first got this flask, I was like “This thing is sweet!” Is it a Flashlight or a Flask? It goes both ways and can be used as either.
There are two collapsible shot glasses nestled into the top along with a bottle opener, has a flashlight and an oiled compass. The flask has been infused/lined with glass that preserves the flavor & quality of all 10 ounces of your favorite secret sauce. At 2″ round by 9″ tall, it packs comfortable into your backpack, duffle or suitcase when heading to your mother-in-law’s for the holidays! Coming in at 17oz (1.1lb) it is heavier than most stainless steel flasks which tend to be around the 3oz mark and would be best suited for outdoor activities where weight is not a concern. Granted, most flasks do not have all the “extras” that the VSSL does.
VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools is a small company out of Sumas, WA that manufactures superior quality LED lights that utilize the form factor of traditional flashlights. The function of each VSSL unit (there are several different models) extends well beyond illumination. Each unique VSSL offers an extremely compact and efficient way of transporting your essential outdoor gear, without compromising valuable pack space and weight.
Additional notes: Maker’s Mark is a small-batch bourbon whiskey that is distilled in Loretto, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory. It is sold in its distinctively squarish bottle, which is sealed with red wax, and bottled at 90 U.S. proof (45% alcohol by volume). Maker’s Mark started in 1954, after its originator, T. William “Bill” Samuels Sr., purchased the distillery known as “Burks’ Distillery” in Loretto, Kentucky for $35,000 on October 1, 1953. The first bottle of Maker’s Mark was bottled in 1958 and featured the brand’s distinctive dipped red wax seal. Maker’s Mark holds a U.S. trademark on the wax seal of their bottles. In the 1960s and 1970s, Maker’s Mark was widely marketed with the tag line, “It tastes expensive … and is.” The distillery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 31, 1974, and designated a National Historic Landmark on December 16, 1980, listed as “Burks’ Distillery”. It was the first distillery in America to be so recognized where the landmark buildings were in active use for distilling.