The gentlemanly nip is a delicate thing. At its best, it’s a venal pleasure, a moment of rebellion from the troubles of the day. At worst…you’re just getting drunk at lunch.
But Izola’s line of flasks offers two tricks to keep you on the right side of the line. First, they’re beautiful—each is a perfectly circular polished-steel talisman, like jewelry with whiskey in it.
But more importantly, they’re very small. The lesser of the two holds three ounces, a little less than a double shot. It’s just enough to loosen your tie. There’s also a five-ounce, depending on your threshold for trouble, but anything bigger than that should be left to the professionals.